There’s been a lot of rumours about the status of Justice League recently, but in a development no one was expecting, it’s been announced this evening that director Zack Snyder is leaving the production in a critical time during its post-production to deal with a family tragedy. As Snyder and his wife and co-producer Deborah Snyder deal with their grief, the Justice League has been left in the capable hands of a filmmaker that knows something about bringing superhero teams to the big screen, The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon. (more…)
We have less than three weeks before the release of Wonder Woman, the DC Extended Universe’s (DCEU) first female solo comic movie (and in fact, the first female-centric superhero movie in general). Even with Wonder Woman not out already, Warner Bros is already looking forward to their future films they have on the horizon. At least two of those will feature female heroines. As expected, we will be seeing a sequel to Wonder Woman. In addition, Joss Whedon will direct a Batgirl film.
It has only been a few weeks since Joss Whedon was tapped to take on the Batgirl project as a director and already names of actresses are flying around the internet like a big swarm of…oh…you know the things…leathery wings? Ah never mind, it’ll come back to us. The Avengers director may well be the fan favourite to direct pretty much anything comic-related these days, but he recently hinted that when it comes to casting his Batgirl, he’s not necessarily going to go with the will of the crowd. (more…)
It seems like only yesterday that we first heard about Joss Whedon writing, producing and directing a standalone Batgirl movie for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros… Oh wait, it was yesterday! Well, time waits for no man, or Batgirl, it seems and barely 24 hours later, the rumour mill is already churning about who might be playing the titular crimefighter in the movie. If this goes forward it will be a major win for Warners/DC, especially since their DC Extended Universe so far has been, to borrow a term, a disaster. Apocalyptic even. So they’re definitely looking at the right actress for the job. (more…)
Batgirl could be flying on to the big screen in the near future and she might be doing so with another ginger fan favorite phenom at the helm. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. and Joss Whedon, yes the Buffy The Vampire Slayer guy, are close to inking a deal to put him in the pilot seat. (more…)
Aside from a few minor developments in terms of content and scheduling, television has remained largely the same since it was invented many decades ago. Technological advances have changed the number of channels that viewers have available to them and the kind of shows that can be created. But, for the most part, it didn’t really change up until the introduction of streaming technology became mainstream in recent years. When streaming was introduced, television became a completely different beast. Fans no longer had to wait a week – or more – for the next episode of their favourite show. They could watch entire seasons in a single day – a show could come out in the morning and be thoroughly consumed by evening. (more…)
Doctor Strange DVD/BluRay hits stores February 28th and some of the extras are making their way onto the Internet. Just the other day there were some screen shots from some of the upcoming Phase 3 movies including, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. The video has some great first looks along with commentary from Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige, James Gunn, and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. If you’ve been wanting more on Thanos, this is the video for you.
Filing this under “I’ll believe it when I see it” comes news that has fans of Firefly and Serenity all jacked up with hope. Joss Whedon’s short-lived but hugely beloved SciFi series, which continued with the 2005 film Serenity, has continued to hold its fandom. Finally, after years of fans clamoring for more of Joss Whedon’s space western, someone at FOX thinks it might be a good idea to see the remaining crew members of space ship Serenity return for second season/reboot of Firefly. Whaa? Is this for reals? Are fans finally going to get their wishes/dreams fulfilled? Well, yeah, but it’s all predicated on one very important condition. (more…)
For all his success, critical acclaim, and devoted fan base, Joss Whedon still has his fair share of detractors. On occasion, these haters may present a valid criticism of Whedon and his work (which will be summarily dismissed and disregarded henceforth), but most of the time, they’re riding high on the train of spite and antagonism. They may say things like, “Joss Whedon fans are insufferable,” “Whedonites worship anything Whedon does, even if it’s crap,” or “Whedonites can’t accept that Whedon is a better writer than director, he’s not a cinematic genius of the magnitude of Kubrick or Spielberg, and his attempts don’t hit every time, whether it’s a storytelling choice or a shot at feminism.” This article is an obstinate fist right in their hate-scowls, so buckle up for an overzealous, hyperbolic adventure into the very real virtues of the unparalleled brilliance that is Joss Whedon.
Add this to the list of things that should happen, but probably won’t. There was some talk a few years ago about an animated Firefly that went nowhere. Firefly fan and animator Stephen Bryne put together this teaser on what an animated Firefly series might look like and it looks fantastic. If only Joss Whedon would write a couple of episodes, get the original cast to do some voice work, which shouldn’t be too hard considering how easy it is to do in various locations. The only issue would be scheduling. We can dream, until then, check out this nice little video and get your hopes up because anything can happen out in the black. (more…)