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July 25 2014

First glimpse of The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He's in the latest batch of Avengers: Age of Ultron posters.

July 12 2014

Get Loki - a parody. Fans spoof Avengers and Get Lucky music video. Hilarity ensues.

July 01 2014

(SPOILER) Details about the Avengers: Age of Ultron finale get revealed. They're character specific spoilers.

June 13 2014

(SPOILER) Avengers and friends spotted on set today. Multiple Avengers actors were spotted on set today at the University of East Anglia campus in Norwich, UK and photographed.

May 16 2014

Jose Molina joins Agent Carter as writer. The former Firefly scribe tweeted about his involvement. More...

April 24 2014

Joss talks with Empire about Avengers: Age of Ultron. "I'm having a blast with Ultron. He's not a creature of logic - he's a robot who's genuinely disturbed."

April 04 2014

(SPOILER) A roundup of Captain America and Agents S.H.I.E.L.D. links. First, what's next for Agents of SHIELD After Captain America: The Winter Soldier? The cast and crew of discuss their reaction to the movie and their plans for the show. Second, Badass Digest has a theory on the identity of the Clairvoyant.

March 23 2014

(SPOILER) First shots of The Avengers: Age of Ultron filming. Filming is underway in Italy's Aosta Valley, and DarkHorizons has the details on the actors present and what's going on.

March 20 2014

(SPOILER) Review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Article contains traces of Whedonverse. Update: here's a spoiler free review written specifically for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans. It won't spoil UK fans for the tv series either.
Disney to release The Avengers:Age of Ultron in IMAX. In other Avengers-related news, Scarlett Johansson gives a very brief video interview with IGN about her character's storyline in the sequel.

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

"Big Damn Heroes" - A Whedonverse Tribute video. A tribute video from a fan for Whedon Month.

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

Geek Oscars. How the Academy Awards would look if movie nerds ran the show. More...

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

Red carpet, Avengers style. "Marvel"-ous fantasy fashion... More...

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...

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