February 27 2014
ABC to air Marvel special with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' sneak peek. The docu-special promises to give viewers a "front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television." Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe will premiere Tuesday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
February 08 2014
(SPOILER) First rumors on the Vision's costume. Unconfirmed details on Paul Bettany's character outfit. Always good to speculate.
January 19 2014
Mark Ruffalo on Avengers: Age of Ultron - "It's better, it's cooler, it's more awesomer". He talked to MTV News briefly about the sequel and said that Bruce Banner "gets to do such great stuff".
January 15 2014
Scarlett Johansson talks about the Avengers 2 script. No plot points or anything, she just gives her thoughts on the script. More...
November 07 2013
Tom Hiddleston on the Empire Podcast. There's a great interview with Tom Hiddleston on the Empire podcast this week. More...
November 06 2013
Tom Hiddleston on the Nerdist Podcast. Topics include Comic-Con, Thor, Avengers, Loki, being a British actor, and Harry Potter. More...
September 08 2013
Tom Hiddleston talks about his character in "Only Lovers Left Alive" and Hamlet as an influence. The interview is also with his director and co-stars. He also discusses his physical transformation for the role and his love of Detroit. More...
September 06 2013
Tom Hiddleston joins Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak". He will replace Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie begins filming in 2014.
August 29 2013
James Spader is Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron. New casting info from Marvel.
July 30 2013
Joss Whedon talks Avengers 2 villain Ultron. Total Film puts online a snippet from their Joss interview that appears in an upcoming issue.
July 24 2013
"Thorsday" - A Rebecca Black Friday Parody. In celebration of the upcoming release of "Thor: The Dark World", Gemeni (Lisa and Gina Gomez) parody Rebecca Black's "Friday" to chronicle a Thursday in the life of a Thor and Loki fangirl. Mentions of Firefly, Joss Whedon, the Avengers Shawarma scene plus references to Buffy and the Buffy actors. More...
July 23 2013
27 Mind Blowing Statistics About Fictional Universes. A couple of our favourites make appearances. More...
June 24 2013
Joss mentioned in new Marvel Heroes Video Game Easter Egg. Joss is mentioned in the new Marvel Heroes video game. The dialogue in question is spoken by Wonder-Man, who mentions that "Whedon better put him in the sequel."
June 19 2013
Firefly, Snap Zooms, and Joss Whedon’s influence on Man of Steel. A neat piece on Joss's use of the "snap zoom" in Firefly, and how it has influenced action cinematography.
June 14 2013
Lois Lane and the case for the female superhero movie. Criticizing the lack of strong female characters. Features Buffy, Avengers, Wonder Woman, and quotes from Joss. More...
June 12 2013
Joss Whedon on Much Ado and what future projects interest him. The most interesting bits to me are toward the end, where he discusses his contract outs for smaller projects, and what interests him at this point. References that Wastelanders, Dr. Horrible 2 are not on his schedule. Also mentions In Your Eyes. More...
June 06 2013
The link between blockbuster superheroes and a little Shakespeare adaptation. Whedon explains to NPR that the foundation of all his work is to "draw the life out of every character...that sounds weird and vampiric!" More...
May 28 2013
Joss talks to Empire Magazine about Avengers 2 and Star Wars. He mentions his excitement for the yet unnamed villain as well as not trying to "top" what he did before.
May 06 2013
(SPOILER) NPR on Tony Stark as the new Captain America. An interesting discussion of Joss's juxtaposition of the Captain and Tony Stark in Avengers and where Iron Man 3 takes that. More...
May 05 2013
Joss, you beautiful badass. "Characters, characters, characters": a discussion of the directorial panache setting awesome Sir Jossome in a league of his own.
May 02 2013
Robert Downey, Jr. would be open to a cameo on SHIELD! I'm loving how people are talking about Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: they are certainly open to the idea of using more of the Marvel characters in the TV show.
April 11 2013
Morris Chestnut has clarified that he's NOT in talks to play Black Panther. Scroll down the page to see his tweet.
April 04 2013
March 25 2013
Joss and Tom Hiddleston have talked about Avengers 2. Although it's not confirmed that Loki is in Avengers 2, Tom Hiddleston and Joss Whedon have talked about the second Avengers film. More...
March 24 2013
Constellation Awards nominees 2013. The Avengers leads the nominees for this year's Canadian SF Awards, The Constellations, with Cabin in the Woods also representing a strong showing.
February 04 2013
"Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?" (video). A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal in 2012's superhero blockbuster.
February 03 2013
January 30 2013
Tom Hiddleston doing good In Guinea. BuzzFeed highlights Tom Hiddleston's ongoing visit to Guinea for Unicef. More...
January 07 2013
Joss Whedon's 2013 to-do list: 'The Avengers 2,' 'Much Ado' and maybe more 'Dr. Horrible'. Joss reveals his 2013 plans to Entertainment Weekly.
January 05 2013
Screenwriter Todd Alcott on the structural virtues of The Avengers screenplay. Part 1 of a 17 part(!) appreciation of Joss' work as "a startling model of precision, density and propulsive narrative". More...
January 03 2013
Pajiba ranks 10 most rewatchable films of 2012 which include The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods.
December 11 2012
Both The Avengers and The Cabin in The Woods in Cracked.com's Top 8 Movies of 2012. A very celebrated year of Joss according to the humour site's 'For Better and Worse' list. Plus they bring up an interesting comparison between Cabin and The Expendables 2. More...
November 05 2012
Force is strong with dream 'Star Wars' directors. A wouldn't-it-be-cool list.
October 26 2012
Seven tragic Whedon deaths. Dorkly lists the 7 most tragic deaths that Joss Whedon created.
October 25 2012
A group of friends replicate the Avengers shawarma scene. A group of friends in L.A. decide to replicate the Avengers shawarma scene in the exact filming location. More...
October 23 2012
People's Choice Awards now open. First stage of voting is open for the awards and lots of Whedonverse options to vote for including The Avengers, Nathan Fillion, Castle, Bones and more.
October 19 2012
Joss Whedon responds to "appalling" Avengers comments. When asked about the negative remarks made by The Dark Knight Rises' cinematographer Wally Pfister, Joss replied "I'm sorry to hear it, I'm a fan."
October 17 2012
The Superhero Yin and Yang. 10 ways The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises can't be better than each other.
September 26 2012
The "Honest Trailer" for The Avengers. In their words: "We loved 'The Avengers'... but you guys demanded this one! From God of the Nerds Joss Whedon, comes our honest commentary on Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and the rest of that bluetooth obsessed government agency." More...
September 21 2012
Joe Abercrombie reviews The Avengers. The British fantasy writer and film editor has mixed thoughts on the film.
September 19 2012
The Avengers' Blu-ray Speargate Episode IV: A New Explanation. Disney UK now says "another region's elements were inadvertently used to create the UK in home release". A complete reversal, of course, on what they said two days ago. Update: Watchdog tweeted to say that they will hopefully be featuring the DVD tonight on BBC1 at 8pm.
September 05 2012
Whedonesque (no relation. ed.) Burlesque - Seattle. After five sold out performances, Whedonesque Burlesque has left Seattle. Here are the cast photos. ('Whedonesque Burlesque' is not affiliated with our website. Ed.)
Joss Whedon: Bard to the bone. Joss talks Avengers and Much Ado About Nothing: "I've always been trying to make big summer movies, and sometimes they've turned out to be little films," he says. "You're always striving for the same moments." More...
September 04 2012
Where are all the good female superhero movies? A Time article discusses females in comic book movies and why there needs to be more of them. Joss gets plenty of mentions.
August 30 2012
The Avengers, back in theaters for Labor Day Weekend. The Avengers Facebook page just announced that Marvel's The Avengers will be re-released in theaters for one week only, starting this Friday August 31st until Thursday, September 6th. Edit: U.S. theaters and select theaters in some countries More...
Warner Bros. must be kicking themselves that they let Joss Whedon get away. io9 essay describes how Warner Bros. is now playing catch up trying to mimic Avenger's success with Justice League, after letting Joss go from Wonder Woman.
August 24 2012
USA Today suggests mid season movies with the best prospects at the Oscars. They think "The Avengers" has a fair chance.
August 23 2012
No Joss Whedon commentary on the UK release of The Avengers DVD/Blu-ray? The US is getting one but it's not looking good for the UK. The commentary isn't listed at the BBFC, Amazon UK, Play.com, HMV or Sainsbury's. Update: It is listed at Tesco.com (retail exclusive?).
August 14 2012
Whedon to Birbiglia and This American Life: Drop Dead! In which Joss sarcastically exhorts us to boycott Mike Birbiglia's upcoming indie flick so it won't overtake the Avengers. Classic Whedony humor.
Alexis Denisof talks about his role in The Avengers. Quick article where Alexis discusses his role in The Avengers and how he got it.
August 10 2012
Why Joss' exclusive Marvel contract could actually be a big deal. The main takeaway from Marvel's announcement.
Small Firefly reference in another Gutters webcomic. See if you can spot it.
July 31 2012
The Sixth Annual Pajiba Ten: A celebration of the coolest, sexiest celebrities on the planet. Three Avengers actors make the cut.
June 22 2012
June 19 2012
Avengers opening credits, Firefly style. The cast of "The Avengers" gets put into the Firefly intro and theme song. More...
Disney steps up efforts to bring "Avengers" to its parks. Our newest Whedon-related Heroes will be coming to a Disney Park near you.
June 12 2012
GeeksOn talks Avengers and Cabin In The Woods with editor Lisa Lassek. The podcast is also available on iTunes.
June 01 2012
Writer Ken Levine's reaction to the Avengers. Ken Levine, writer on M*A*S*H, Cheers, and Frasier, discusses the Avengers, and gives a suggestion the Avengers II.
May 31 2012
On Loki's motivations and plans. "Loki doesn't want to rule Earth."
May 30 2012
How It Should Have Ended: The Avengers. A short toon detailing how The Avengers should have ended. Spoilers for the movie, especially the ending... the site is after all called How It Should Have Ended.
May 29 2012
Tom Hiddleston (Loki) Interviewed during Disney Press Day. Tom Hiddleston talks about his take on Loki, working with Joss, previous projects and the upcoming THOR 2 movie. ETA: A clip of Tom on last night's Newsnight talking about Shakespeare can be found here (starts at around 20.40 and the panel is around 29.18 h/t to Night On My Side).
May 26 2012
Scott C. draws the Avengers and Loki for The Great Showdowns. Scott C. adds The Avengers to his Great Showdown series. You can watch the LiveStream of his drawing process too (FF about 2 minutes in before he gets going)!
May 25 2012
A look at some of the computer UI from Avengers. Jayse Hansen displays some of the work he did for the Avengers creating the HUD for the Helicarier and the Iron Man suit. More...
May 24 2012
Chris Evans joins Twitter. You can now follow Captain America's online adventures.
May 23 2012
Get Hammered with The Avengers. Artist Lily Mitchell conceived a set of cocktails based on The Avengers. The God of Thunder is "guaranteed to get you hammered" and the Agent Coulson "looks ordinary but will have you on the floor in about 10 seconds..." More cocktails here.
May 22 2012
Smell like an Avenger with your favorite superheroes' cologne. Jads International has released a series of colognes based on the Avengers--Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Nick Fury--as well as one for their enemy, Loki. More...
May 21 2012
If Pixar Made The Avengers. A cool little picture of Pixar characters as the Avengers.
The Avengers defeated irony and cynicism. A great piece from BAD's Devin Faraci, who argues that the tremendous success of The Avengers can be attributed to the optimism and old-fashioned heroism on display.
First Look: The Avengers Action Figures. They're looking absolutely lifelike. Article also contains links on how to win some.
May 18 2012
Shop Talk: The Avengers box office. This article from Box Office Prophets discusses where The Avengers might end up in total domestic box office by comparing it to similar films. ETA: It's now the sixth biggest film of all time (Hollywood Reporter). More...
May 17 2012
The Editing Room's abridged script for The Avengers. The script goes up on their website tomorrow. Today it is featured on Cracked.com, titled "If 'Avengers' was 10 times shorter and 100 times more honest". More...
Why the Avengers is the best TV show in movie theaters. The AV Club's Todd VanDerWerff examines what lessons from television Joss took with him into the film world.
May 16 2012
The Avengers trailer - Lego remake! Youtube user "teradew" has made a stop-motion Lego version of the Avengers trailer.
Clark Gregg interview about Avengers and his future with the franchise. Clark Gregg spent an afternoon during a Disney/Marvel press day talking about playing the quietest but not the least heroic of The Avengers characters. Baby spoilers, vague spoilers, but spoilers none the less.
The science of The Avengers. AICN's Copernicus discusses scientific accuracies and inaccuracies in The Avengers.
May 15 2012
The Women-Friendly Avengers. Great article praising Joss Whedon for his portrayal of women in The Avengers, for making a film that isn't offensive to women viewers, and how Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow is such a great character.
May 11 2012
The Avengers forecasted to bring in $95.4 million in second weekend. Box Office Mojo's forecast has The Avengers dropping 54% from it's opening weekend. If The Avengers can slightly outperform that prediction, it'd be the first film to ever make $100 million in its 2nd weekend.
The Avengers - a financial analysis. Want to know what % each company makes from The Avengers? Grab your calculator & start reading. More...
The Avengers holds 17 all-time box office records, so far. By the end of this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, it will add "at least 8 more".
May 10 2012
(SPOILER) Joss discusses a major plot point of The Avengers. Whedon discusses why he was compelled to write a pivotal scene in the Avengers film the way it was written. Link is very spoiler-heavy for those who have yet to see Avengers.
Two minutes of Joss Whedon at SXSW. A video clip from the A Conversation with Joss Whedon event that occurred at this year's South By Southwest, about The Cabin in the Woods, Avengers, and writing. More...
May 09 2012
(SPOILER) The Gutters reaction to The Avengers. Web comic describes mildly spoilerish reaction to Avengers (they thoroughly enjoyed it). In related coverage, The Hollywood Reporter has worked out how much damage the final act would do to Manhattan in real life. And over at boingboing, Tom The Dancing Bug speculates on Avengers 2.
The Purple. IN WHICH the guy who comes before "Esque" shares his deep depth, and then links you to a vid of him as a poop coach. More...
May 07 2012
What's next for cast & crew of The Avengers? Nice summary of upcoming projects for Joss and key members of The Avengers cast.
Fake trailer for fake Avengers game. A parody video of the nonexistent video game.
May 06 2012
Thanking television for the success of Avengers. That's what Maureen Ryan of the Huffington Post does, and then she goes on to ponder just what Joss could do with that success.
(SPOILER) Tom Hiddleston discusses mullets and filming. Here is a fun article where Hiddleston discusses his hair and referencing a scene that any diehard U2 fan would know during an Avengers shoot. More...
Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth on TV Total with German talk show host Stefan Raab. From German television, but the "interview" portion is in English. Very silly. More...
(SPOILER) 'Growing Pains' child star has small-but-important 'Avengers' role. Article about Ashley Johnson (who guested on Dollhouse), 'The Avengers' and 'Much Ado About Nothing'.
May 04 2012
(SPOILER) Avengers Director Joss Whedon on Doing Right by the Hulk. Another interview with Joss! Mostly about The Avengers, though what excited me the most was Joss saying television is still on his radar. More...
(SPOILER) Even The Amazing Atheist loves The Avengers. Infamous Youtube curmudgeon and author Terroja Kincaid AKA "The Amazing Atheist" gives The Avengers a loud, profanity-laced and spoiler-filled positive review. Mathew "Film Brain" Buck of TGWTG.com also gives the movie a big thumbs up (without any major spoilers). Another positive review can be found at tor.com (h/t to teel77). Jeremy Jahns also gave it a positive review on Youtube. The Assignment X review can be found here.
The Avengers: is this Hollywood's next record-breaker? Nikki Finke quotes a "rival studio mogul" saying that The Avengers is, "tracking off the charts. Biggest in every category and with everyone - men, women, young, old. Any way you slice it and dice it. It's just a mega-movie,". ETA: The article is updated with the numbers for last night's midnight showings. More...
Avengers usher in summer. NPR's Kenneth Turan calls The Avengers an intelligent start to the summer blockbuster season...
May 03 2012
Avengers releases at midnight tonight in the States. That little art house film should be showing in a few theaters tonight. In case you forgot.
May 01 2012
(SPOILER) Whedon dissects the family dynamic of the Avengers. A short interview with Whedon where he talks about character flaws, the role of Nick Fury, his favorite pairing to write, and the type of story The Avengers is. This may contain spoilers.
April 28 2012
(SPOILER) The Spectator's Avengers Assemble review. In verse. Really.
Whedon fan Blu-ray pack giveaway. Win a cool Whedon-themed Blu-Ray prize pack from the Expanding the Verse fan video community! More...
April 26 2012
(SPOILER) New issue of Entertainment Weekly features The Avengers on the cover. Link contains brief description of this issue's content and embedded exclusive roundtable interview with Joss and the cast.
April 24 2012
(SPOILER) Joss details his shooting style and James Cameron's influence on The Avengers. And (thankfully) avoiding Michael Bay's style.
April 20 2012
Mark Ruffalo promotes The Avengers (Assemble) on the Graham Norton Show. On BBC One right now. Will appear at iPlayer link in a couple of hours.
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