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July 22 2014

UK competition time! Win a copy of the Joss Whedon biography. If you live in the UK, head over to our Tumblr to see how you can win a copy of Amy Pascale's biography of Joss. More...
Joss Whedon helped cast Thanos for Avengers sequels. Whedon and Gunn worked together on casting the space villain, whose casting was confirmed today.

July 20 2014

Five "deleted scenes" from "Joss Whedon: The Biography" by Amy Pascale. Amy has very kindly provided Whedonesque with five deleted scenes from her soon to be released biography of Joss Whedon. Her book is out in the UK on the 24th (Amazon UK link) and will be out in the US on August 1st (Amazon.com link). An eBook version of the book is available at the publisher's site.

July 19 2014

Geek King of The Universe - SFX review the Whedon biography. "Packed with trivia, filled with wit and endlessly readable, this is the biography Joss’s career deserves. We can't recommend it enough."

July 16 2014

Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige talk Avengers Tower and Hulk sequence. This is from a recent Guardian of the Galaxy press event in London. A two minute behind the scenes featurette on the Avengers was shown. The discussion of the Hulk sequence is mildly spoilerish.
Joss Whedon weighs in on the big Thor news from Marvel. Joss comments on Twitter: A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? Picture of Starbuck.

July 15 2014

Joss Whedon now gives us a Firefly drawing. Real news will resume next week when Comic-Con starts. But for now, enjoy the silly season.

July 12 2014

Joss Whedon makes more 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Joss grants a fans wish to make more Buffy via Twitter.Update: Now with new bonus Firefly.

June 30 2014

Joss Whedon is one of the world's most powerful celebrities according to Forbes. Last year, Joss came 99th on the Forbes list. This year, he is 68th. The top 100 list can be found here.

June 27 2014

Top 10 most devastating TV cancellations. From the two guys who do the 'Nothing But Static' podcasts. At least four out of the 10 share Whedon-y connections.

June 23 2014

17 Joss Whedon quotes for his 50th birthday. Which one is your favourite? Oh and MTV decided to up the ante with 50 quotes.
Happy 50th birthday Joss! Our wonderful Mr. Whedon hits the big 5-0 this year.

June 21 2014

The top 15 Joss Whedon characters. This time round, Digital Spy try their hand at producing a list that will please everyone in terms of characters and rankings.
Clark Gregg - KCRW's Guest DJ Project. Gregg reveals five favorite songs and how he prepared for his "death" scene in Marvel's The Avengers.

June 17 2014

'Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralist' - out later on this year. According to the publisher's blurb, "this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time". The book can pre-ordered at Amazon.com.

June 10 2014

Joss Whedon talks about working on the movie 'Speed'. Today is the 20th anniversary of Speed (yes, you may feel old) and HuffPost Entertainment has a fairly substantial interview with Joss about working on it.

June 03 2014

Listen to the Joss Whedon penned song from 'In Your Eyes'. Crumblin' is performed by Noah Maffit and Jessica Freedman.

May 31 2014

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon effusively praises 'The Girl With All The Gifts'. "The story of Melanie and the people around her is so thoughtfully crafted, so heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human, that it takes the potentially tired trope of...and makes it as fresh as it is terrifying". More...

May 24 2014

Joss Whedon shows solidarity with Edgar Wright. Joss tweeted a pic of him holding up a Cornetto. Yesterday it was announced that Edgar had parted from the Ant-Man movie.

May 08 2014

Seven actors discuss pilot season. Brief interview with Fran Kranz with mentions of Dollhouse and Joss.

May 02 2014

Talking to the producers of Showrunners: A Documentary Film. The producers talk about interviewing Joss Whedon and mention being in the Spartacus writer's room.

April 29 2014

Read Joss Whedon's Avengers emails in this month's Empire Magazine. The tongue-in-cheek emails form part of Empire's 300th "Director's Cut" issue.

April 27 2014

The Real History of Science Fiction - "Space" on BBC America. 'Firefly' was used as an example of the appeal of beaten up ‘dirty space’. Includes commentary by Nathan Fillion .

April 23 2014

Clip of 'Showrunners' doc unveiled at Wonder Con '14. "...The first feature length film to explore the rising power of the TV showrunner and the behind the scenes process that goes into making a hit show."

April 21 2014

Discuss 'In Your Eyes'. Joss Whedon and Brin Hill's movie went online yesterday, come tell us what you thought of it.

April 18 2014

'Orphan Black' and dream sequences. Dollhouse and Buffy the Vampire are used to explain BBC America's Orphan Black. Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Restless is used as an example of dream sequences in media.

April 17 2014

Watch the first three minutes of Joss Whedon's 'In Your Eyes'. "Directed by Won't Back Down writer Brin Hill, In Your Eyes premieres Sunday at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival."

April 15 2014

Paul Bettany confirms Vision role in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Paul Bettany discusses the difference between voicing JARVIS and playing Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

April 11 2014

(SPOILER) Guardians of the Galaxy to set up Avengers 3. Director James Gunn mentions how The Guardians of the Galaxy film ties into the continuity of Marvel's The Avengers movies.

April 09 2014

Joss Whedon's direction for Avengers 2 inspired by The Winter Soldier? During the Empire magazine's film podcast, the Russo brothers reveal their work may have inspired Joss to make some changes for the anticipated sequel. Spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. More...

April 05 2014

(SPOILER) Explaining Captain America: The Winter Soldier's post-credits scenes. Vulture breaks down the two post credit sequences in Captain America. They explain that Joss Whedon directed the first post credit sequence and what it means for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. More...

April 01 2014

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunners talk with The Hollywood Reporter. "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" resturns tonight on ABC, and executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchareon talk to the Hollywood Reporter about ratings, the development of the show, and what to expect in the final seven episodes of the season.

March 28 2014

An apology from Joss to the residents of Seoul. He apologizes for the disruption the filming of The Avengers: Age of Ultron will cause to their city and country. More...

March 26 2014

Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 2: The Who & The Where'. If you want to win a signed copy of the book, then have a look at the publisher's tweet.

March 24 2014

Joss Whedon and Natalie Haynes on The Amber Fury 'Part 1: The What'. There's going to be three videos in all about Natalie's novel and it's a lovely chat to listen to.

March 21 2014

Nicholas Brendon and James Marsters talk to CBR about Buffy Season 10. The Buffy veterans discuss writing comics, some stories from the early days of Buffy, and the differences between television and print.

March 12 2014

Joss Whedon directed one of the post-credits scenes in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Marvel's Kevin Feige confirmed this in an interview with Collider.

February 28 2014

Top eleven times Joss Whedon made me cry with sadness. What's on your list?

February 10 2014

Joss Whedon answers the question "Who is the strongest between The Hulk and The Thing?" French comic book artist Davy Mourier asked Joss this question and about Dr. Horrible when Joss was over in Paris. Be warned - he (Davy) gets naked at the end of the YouTube video so possibly NSFW. More...

January 29 2014

Joss Whedon on Much Ado, Agents of SHIELD and the likelihood of a Firefly revival or a Buffy remake. This is another interview from his recent excursion to Paris. So if you're not fluent in French, head over to Google Translate or Bing Translator to get an idea of what he is talking about.

January 28 2014

Australian rapper samples Joss Whedon's Equality Now speech. You can listen to 360's "On A Planet No One Knows" here (NSFW language).

January 25 2014

Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age of Ultron - Godfather 2 is my 'guiding star'. A brief video interview with Joss from his recent French visit. ComicBookMovie.com has a transcript of his remarks.

January 24 2014

A meeting with Joss Whedon: when Buffy and the Avengers make Shakespeare. The interview is in French but if you use Bing Translator or Google Translate, you'll get some sort of idea of what Joss is talking about when it comes to Much Ado, vampires, Wonder Woman and The Avengers.

January 23 2014

Transcript of Joss Whedon's Q&A at the Paris premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. "I don't have immediate plans, I just want to live through Avengers II. But yes, I mean, do I want to make Hamlet? [whispering] Yes I do." More...

January 22 2014

Pics of Joss Whedon at the French premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. There's a video of him signing autographs on the red carpet as well. Update More pics can be found on the movie's Facebook page and the French distributors made a video about the premiere.

January 21 2014

Joss Whedon is on tonight's broadcast of Pop-Corn Sur Le Mouv'. He's over in Paris for tonight's French premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. He'll be on the radio at 18:30 (CET/GMT+1). Listen to it live here or check back later for the podcast. Update: The interview is now available on the radio station's website. There's also another interview with him at France Culture.

December 15 2013

Joss Whedon is in The Verge 50 list. It's a list of "people in our world right now who are the prime movers".

December 14 2013

Call for papers and topics - Joss Whedon: A Celebration. "The Media and Cinema Studies program at DePaul University is hosting a one-day celebratory colloquium in honor of the work of Joss Whedon on Saturday, May 03, from 9-6."

December 09 2013

Edelstein: Much Ado is the fourth best film of 2013. New York Magazine/NPR's David Edelstein names "Much Ado About Nothing" as fourth best film of 2013 in his top ten film list More...

December 03 2013

Joss Whedon's Impossible Screenwriting Seminar. You may have seen some tweets like these ones from the other day. Find out what happened in London last Sunday from someone who was there.

November 27 2013

Joss visits the Into the Woods film set. Joss gets a first-hand a look at the the upcoming stage-to-film musical.

November 11 2013

"Joss Whedon: The Biography" out next June. It's by Amy Pascale and features a foreword by Nathan Fillion. More...

November 08 2013

Atlantic takes Joss to task for "Genderist". The Atlantic online pushes back against Joss' recent speech. More...
Joss Whedon: Before and After The Avengers. On Joe Utichi's website, there's two unabridged interviews with Joss. The first one is from February 2012, the second is from February 2013.

November 07 2013

Zachary Levi dishes on dancing with Joss Whedon. The discussion came about during a Thor: The Dark World promo interview.

October 28 2013

Joss Whedon talks about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's a red carpet interview from the Thor: The Dark World premiere.

October 21 2013

Equality Now to honour Joss Whedon at 'Make Equality Reality' event. This is for his work in gender equality. The event will be on November 4th in Beverly Hills and will include special guests such as Alyson Hannigan.

October 19 2013

Chris Hemsworth interview. Includes a reference to Joss Whedon's contribution to the first Thor film.

September 29 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 09/27/13. Showing in 8 cities in the U.S. and 1 city in Canada. More...

September 21 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 09/20/13. Yep, still showing at theaters in U.S. Here is a Canada list. More...

September 05 2013

Joss Whedon on filmmaking: directing and discipline. It's the third and final part of the BAFTA Guru interview. Also available on YouTube.

September 04 2013

Joss Whedon on filmmaking: characters, comedy and tv. It's the second part of the BAFTA Guru interview. Also available on YouTube. More...

September 03 2013

Joss Whedon on filmmaking: starting out and story. Recorded back in June, this is part one of BAFTA Guru's video interview with Joss. It can also be viewed on YouTube.

September 02 2013

Much Ado About Nothing grosses over $5 million World Wide Box Office. For some reason, you have to do the math yourself to add up the Foreign total. More...

August 31 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of 08/30/13. Some different cities. Here is a Australia, Brazil and Canada list. Also may be playing in New Zealand and Mexico. More...

August 27 2013

Joss Whedon rips Indiana Jones scene, and he's right. Mike Ryan at The Huffington Post reckons Joss is right about that moment in Temple of Doom (and what it has to say about culture).

August 24 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 23th. Cheektowaga, NY and 21 other cities in US. Here is a Canada and Australia list. Brazil. More...
Joss weighs in on the recent announcement of Affleck as Batman. Via his official twitter account.

August 23 2013

Joss Whedon reveals his three all-time favourite episodes. He lists which titles from his body of work that he is most proud of.

August 22 2013

Joss Whedon takes on 'Empire Strikes Back,' 'Twilight'. "A lot of things aimed at the younger kids is just 'Choosing Boyfriends: The Movie.'" ETA: Btw Joss commented in this thread.

August 21 2013

Joss Whedon on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Joss and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. get the cover story: "his past, present, and future".
Joss Whedon comes second in SFX Magazine's Hot 50 Sci-Fi Buzz List of 2013. Tom Hiddleston came in at number 50, Becky Cloonan number 49 and Clark Gregg number 38.

August 17 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 16th. Here is the Canada and Australia list. More...

August 11 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 9th. Still in theaters. Here is a Canada and Australia list. More...

August 06 2013

Joss Whedon interview on Rove Live - from 2005! Joss appeared on the Australian talk show Rove Live in September 2005 when he was promoting Serenity (and still had hair!). He talks about how the film got made and also reveals a huge secret.

August 03 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of August 2nd. New cities and first time showing in Montana and West Virginia. Here is a Canada and Australia list. More...

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 26 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of July 26th. Here is a Canada and Australia list. Much Ado has even returned to US states it left. More...

July 24 2013

Joss Whedon and Clark Gregg talk Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D at Comic-Con. Video interview at Space.ca.
"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...
Joss Whedon: "Every kid who hated grownups became a grownup". Another Comic-Con interview with Joss, this time with io9.

July 22 2013

Joss talks Buffy & Serenity comics, Avengers and SHIELD. Great interview coming out of Comic-Con.

July 21 2013

Joss talks Age of Ultron. He talks about how they are just using the title and not adapting the recent Ultron storyline from the comics. How the film will be darker than the first and how he is enjoying writing Hawkeye in the group dynamic this time around. He also says Hank Pym will not be in the film. More...

July 20 2013

Video for the Nerd HQ Conversation with Joss Whedon. Also, here's the video from the Robot Chicken panel, which includes Seth Green.

July 17 2013

Ethan Iverson reviews the Much Ado About Nothing soundtrack. Ethan Iverson, acclaimed pianist and composer, one third of The Bad Plus, reviews Joss' score for Much Ado About Nothing. More...

July 13 2013

Much Ado About Nothing U.S. theater listing for the week of July 12th. Much Ado now showing in three new States: Alabama, Arkansas and North Dakota. Several new cities too. Here is a Canada and
Australia list.

July 11 2013

Dark Horse signings schedule for San Diego Comic-Con. As always, plenty of Whedonesque goodness to be had at the Dark Horse booth, including signings by Georges Jeanty, Christos Gage, Felicia Day, Andrew Chambliss, Jane Espenson, and of course Joss Whedon.

July 07 2013

Much Ado close to reaching $3 million. Joss Whedon's take on Shakespeare earned about $472 thousand this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, keeping it in the top 20 overall. In its fifth week of release, it's earned $2,997,000 in the US, and more than $335,000 in the UK. More...

July 06 2013

An A to Z of... Joss Whedon. An eclectic look at Joss' career to date.

July 02 2013

Joss Whedon - In Conversation. Jason Solomons interviews Joss in the second season of Sky Arts' 'In Conversation' series. Friday 5th July, 8:30pm on Sky Arts 1 in the UK. More...

June 28 2013

Joss talks briefly to CraveOnline about Wonder Woman and Avengers 2. In this quick video, CraveOnline's film channel editor, William Bibbiani talks to Joss about Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and forming a "Slap Line" over his defunct Wonder Woman film.

June 27 2013

Joss Whedon on Avengers 2 - "Think Steel Magnolias but not so steel-y". Fun interview conducted at last night's Saturn Awards. In another interview from the night, Joss joked that Twelfth Night would be shot as a Vine.
Cabin in the Woods becomes the theme for Halloween Horror Nights 23. No details on Haunted Houses yet, but it's been officially announced. Joss and Drew's terrifying world will be brought to life by the masters at Universal Orlando. He's hit theme parks. This is big.
Preview Screening of Much Ado About Nothing in Melbourne July 3rd. The New Melbourne Browncoats have free passes to give away!

June 23 2013

Happy Birthday, Joss! The Big Damn Bard turns 49 today.

June 21 2013

Video: Joss Whedon at the BFI. The Q&A from last week is now online. Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker appear as well.

June 20 2013

Listen to "My Playlist with Joss Whedon". Joss took over BBC Radio 1 for an hour last night and much hilarity and good music ensued (the radio show appears to be accessible outside the UK).

June 19 2013

Total Film: In conversation with Joss Whedon. Total Film talks to Whedon about, well, a lot of things: Shakespeare, Much Ado, Avengers 2, Firefly, Buffy, Angel, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Interview with Joss, Amy and Alexis at Shakespeare's Globe. A five-minute chat with video; it's dated last Wednesday but I don't think it's been posted here yet. Joss has already tweeted a couple of rather spiffy photos from the occasion: here and here.

June 18 2013

Joss Whedon talks Avengers 2. Empire Magazine realises the benefit of summarising the juicy bits from their recent podcast with Joss. Especially this lovely quote, "I have scenes where someone says 'Science the sciency science'".

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