“Justice League” Trailer and Poster Drops at SDCC!

“Justice League” Trailer and Poster Drops at SDCC!

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. dropped a full trailer and poster for their hugely anticipated Justice League film at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and reaction has been hugely positive so far.     Capitalizing on the recent mega-success of “Wonder Woman”, the first DCEU project to be met with universal praise after their initial projects drew a more mixed reaction, this trailer emphasizes an optimistic, classically heroic tone, focusing on its characters and their…

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Marvel Announces Rainbow Rowell to Write New Volume of Runaways

Marvel Announces Rainbow Rowell to Write New Volume of Runaways

In an exclusive report for Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Comics today announced that the writer of their new Runaways ongoing series will be acclaimed young adult novelist Rainbow Rowell. Rowell is an acclaimed author of young adult books. Her first novel, “Attachments”, published in 2011, was well-received, but she hit the big time upon the publication of her YA novels “Fangirl” and “Eleanor & Park” in 2013, both of which were selected as among the best…

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Comic Book Movie Buzz: Joss Whedon Discusses Age of Ultron

Comic Book Movie Buzz: Joss Whedon Discusses Age of Ultron

Empire Magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary by talking to the “World’s Greatest Directors” and giving previews of some of the most anticipated movies of the next few years. The British movie magazine sat down with director Joss Whedon to discuss Age of Ultron on the English set of the movie. The conversation centered on the new villainy of the movie, which includes Baron Von Strucker (Thomas Kretchmann), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Whedon…

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Narrative-Inspired Fans Serve Their Communities

Narrative-Inspired Fans Serve Their Communities

Tanya R. Cochran, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of English at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her interests include composition, rhetoric, narratology, fandom, gender studies, and the intersection of faith and learning. An editorial board member for Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association and its undergraduate partner Watcher Junior, she is also the president of the Whedon Studies Association (2012-2014) and one of its founders. Her publications include Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction…

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Joss Whedon Will Not Let Female Super-Heroes Go Without Films

Joss Whedon Will Not Let Female Super-Heroes Go Without Films

Earlier today, the Daily Beast released an interview with celebrity filmmaker and the generally acknowledged reigning King of Geekdom, Joss Whedon. Over the course of the interview, a variety of subjects were discussed, from Whedon’s insistence that Avengers 2 include Robert Downey Jr. and his love of heroines. When asked his thoughts on the overall lack of female super-heroes on film, Whedon had this to say: Toymakers will tell you they won’t sell enough, and…

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ABC Picks Up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC Picks Up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel studios is taking their big-screen act to the small screen. Deadline and USA Today are reporting that ABC has picked up Joss Whedon’s pilot about Marvel’s superspy agency. It’s been all but official for several weeks, as the show’s pilot was apparently well received at the studio and also mentioned in this years ad buys, but this official announcement from the studio will surely send Avengers fans and TV geeks around the world into…

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Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Mystery Begins to Unravel

Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Mystery Begins to Unravel

Since its announcement, the S.H.I.E.L.D. television show has been on a need to know basis with the general consensus being that the public needs to know very little. As of late, however, news has been trickling out like water through a crack in a dam. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, who are writing the pilot with Joss Whedon, along with Jeffrey Bell, who worked on Angel with Joss Whedon, will be running the show on…

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Clark Gregg’s “Agent Coulson” is Alive!

Clark Gregg’s “Agent Coulson” is Alive!

Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige announced in a video message at NYCC on Saturday that Clark Gregg, known for being an adhesive element between the many Marvel movies, will be returning to the role of Agent Coulson in the television series S.H.I.E.L.D. “There was never going to be a ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ show without Agent Phil Coulson,” said Feige, to which Whedon replied, “He’s headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was.” The how’s and why’s of how…

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Wally Pfister Burns Avengers/ Joss Whedon Responds

Wally Pfister Burns Avengers/ Joss Whedon Responds

In an interview with the Sarasota Herald Tribune last Tuesday, cinematographer Wally Phister (best known for his work on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, as well as his Oscar-winning work on Inception) had some unpleasant things to say about Marvel’s The Avengers. “What’s really important is storytelling,” said Phister. “None of it matters if it doesn’t support the story. I thought The Avengers was an appalling film. They’d shoot from some odd angle and I’d…

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