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Who Are They? Joss Whedon Says 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Features 4 Prominent Female Roles

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2014 5:26 PM
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Avengers, Age of Ultron
If there is anybody who has mastered the art of showing everything and nothing at the same time, it's Marvel. Indeed, they are already starting the promo train for next year's "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," with first look photos and posters galore. And yet, they don't really reveal any big secrets behind the highly anticipated film. So all we can do is speculate, and Joss Whedon has given fans something to think about.

Hayley Atwell Returns For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron,' Joss Whedon Says Heroes Face "Darker, Weirder, Tougher World"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2014 3:31 PM
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Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter
The curious thing about the Marvel-verse is that the more it expands, the more strings need to be tied together to keep it all connected. And one strand that Marvel is continually threading belongs to Hayley Atwell's Agent Carter. First featured in "Captain America: The First Avenger," she returned in old-age makeup for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." And now the actress confirms she'll once again make a Marvel movie appearance, this time in "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron." And she can credit alcohol for helping make that happen.

First Look: Captain America, Thor, Black Widow & More In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 12:58 PM
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Avengers, Age of Ultron
After saving the world a couple of times already, you would understand if the folks in The Avengers might want to take a break, maybe kick their feet up and go on a Netflix binge. But can a hero really take a day off? That's the question that seems to underscore the forthcoming "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron," which is gearing up for Comic-Con by taking the cover of the latest edition of Entertainment Weekly.

Soundtrack For 'In Your Eyes' Features Iron & Wine, Santigold, Song Written By Joss Whedon & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 4, 2014 11:22 AM
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In Your Eyes
It ought to be easy to dislike Joss Whedon. He's an absurdly talented, extremely laid-back mega-geek who created some of the finest TV ever and now gets to play with all Marvel's money and makes little indie movies on the side just because he can... and he's also a musician. This isn't really news, since Whedon wrote the “Firefly” theme tune, the songs for the musical “Buffy” episode “Once More With Feeling,” the songs for “Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog” (and for the sing-along DVD commentary to that blog)—the man even wrote a song for the direct-to-video “The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride.” He ought to be really, really resent-able.

Watch: Trailer For Joss Whedon Penned, Supernatural Romance 'In Your Eyes'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 29, 2014 9:36 AM
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In Your Eyes
Although it only premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival a little over a week ago, the Joss Whedon-penned supernatural romance “In Your Eyes” is already available on demand via Vimeo and in a strange bit of timing, the first trailer for the film has only now just been released.

Tribeca Review: Joss Whedon’s ‘In Your Eyes’ Gamely Fluctuates Between Sappy And Sincere

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 21, 2014 9:03 AM
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In Your Eyes
Before he became one of the more powerful filmmakers in Hollywood, Joss Whedon was known for his quips. These were rattled off and recited by a series of characters who all spoke in the same easily identifiable, highly stylized, pop culture-infused geek language of Whedon himself. (Whedon’s best collaborators, like Drew Goddard and Marti Noxon, knew how to approximate this code better than others.) But there was always another side of Whedon, exhibited in the best episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its cruelly underrated spin-off “Angel,” one that was incredibly sensitive and sincere. It’s this Whedon, the one more interested in pulling at your heartstrings than tickling your funny bone that is on display in “In Your Eyes,” a new supernatural romance that, if you can get past the occasional sappiness, is a pretty moving, offbeat little love story.

'Kick-Ass' Star Aaron Taylor-Johnson Confirmed To Play Quicksilver In 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 30, 2013 3:35 PM
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Well, that was fast. Despite Marvel Chief Kevin Feige cautioning that "The Avengers 2" was some ways away, Joss Whedon had just started screenplay, and therefore the new characters of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch could potentially not land in the final version of the script, casting is underway. And a frontrunner for the role of the speedster Quicksilver has already been found. The Wrap reports that "Kick-Ass" and "Savages" star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the main actor Marvel is eyeing for the role. No decision has been made yet and no other actors in the running have been revealed.

Kevin Feige Speaks: 5 Things Learned About Joss Whedon, ‘The Avengers 3,’ Marvel’s Phase 3 Movies & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 22, 2013 5:50 PM
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It’s likely impossible to avoid at this point, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, reviews for “Thor: The Dark World” have arrived (read ours here). That means related press for all the cast and hundreds of online journals grilling Marvel Chief Kevin Feige for morsels of details about "The Avengers" sequel and what the hell is going on with Marvel’s Phase 3 plans (as of right now, it’s a lot of carved out release dates with no movies actually announced).

Joss Whedon Says He Wants To Create Original Content When He's Finished With 'Avengers'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • September 26, 2013 9:36 AM
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There’s no doubting the fact that Joss Whedon is pretty much on top of the world right now. After years of having varying degrees of success in television, once Whedon got his hands on “The Avengers” and helped it become the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, he’s suddenly become a very hot commodity, and a guru-like figure down at Marvel. He had enough success in the past to develop a cult-like following for himself, but now it’s a whole different ballgame. Now he’s got some serious responsibilities. He’s returned to television to help develop, and direct the pilot for, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and he’s got “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” on his plate as well. He’s booked solid for the next year or two.

Joss Whedon Flew In To Save The Day With Rewrites On 'Thor: The Dark World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 18, 2013 5:12 PM
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When you sign up for a Marvel movie, any precious notions you have about creative autonomy basically go out the window. Whether you're the director, an actor, an electrician or the guy who makes sure Samuel L. Jackson gets his cronuts, everyone is there to serve the Marvel universe and its fans. No more, no less. And while it's fun to think about [insert favorite auteur] getting a chance to make an R-rated movie about [insert gritty hero that no has heard of], it will basically never happen. But if you can give into that spirit of collaborative creation, then you'll probably be cool with someone stepping in to help on your movie.

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