Posts Tagged ‘Joss Whedon’
Movie News: New Trailers for Star Trek into Darkness, Man of Steel and Deets on Avengers 2 & Star Wars VIIWednesday, April 17th, 2013
Man of Steel:
Now, let’s talk about the new chapter in the Star Trek movie franchise… Disney announced at CinemaCon that it wants to release a new Star Wars movie every year from 2015-2019. As we stated before, Disney wanted to also release Star Wars movies that were not part of the next planned sequel. We have heard that one of these movies night be directed by Man of Steel director Zack Snyder. Other rumours have these independent movies would focus on Han Solo or Boba Fett. We just have to wait and see, I guess.
Joss Whedon recently remarked that the filming for Avengers 2 would start in February 2014 and he would indeed helm it.
Rebel Wilson is probably the cutest awards host we’ve seen all year long. Any who, here are the winners in the categories you care about:
Best Hero: Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Shirtless Moment: Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Best Villain: Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers
Best Fight: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner v. Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers
Movie of the Year: The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon
Last Bite is back with news on the new shows that will be popping up on your TV in the 2013-2014 TV season (i.e. Dracula, Gothica, The Originals, The Selection, The Witches of East End and more…) and the latest news on upcoming movies (Star Wars, Blood Sisters and Divergent).
For SBLC, Maria reviews Warm Bodies the book and Kelly gives us a major hint on who Sookie may pick at the end of the Sookie Stackhouse series.
Plus, you’ll hear the latest news and spoilers on your favorite shows!
You can download the podcast here, via iTunes or via the Zune Marketplace.
This podcast was recorded on 02.15.2013.
The Pilot is based on a script by Jed Whedon, Maurisssa Tancharoen
and Joss Whedon.
Chloe Bennet has been cast in the the pilot as a superhero fan intrigued by the shadowy government organizations they work with.
“Bennet becomes the sixth and final regular in the drama and will play Skye, a confident woman who is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. She’s edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature.”
In attendance: Sean Maher, Jewel Staite and as a surprise to fans… Nathan Fillion.
As you may or may not know. the Science channel will air a 10th anniversary Firefly special and they showed an exclusive clip at the panel. You see the cast sitting around an oblong table discussing the show’s longevity. “We’re not getting cancelled, we’re making a great show,” he recalls saying. “I’m going ‘Buddy, bank on it!’ and slams his hand down.
The cancellation was the main point of discussion at the panel, at times joked about and at times expressed with thoughts of what occurred that final week. One of the most interesting moments involved Jewel’s memory of how Joss was vibrating with anger as he told her of the cancellation.
Fans asked if the seasons continued and they were given a chance to write a plot for their characters what would it be and Nathan Fillion stated that his character would go into a coma to lessen the workload. Jewel Staite stated that she wanted an episode where Kaylee would get to kick ass and that at the end of it Simon would be there to meet her naked and oiled. Nathan made up his own Kaylee storyline and it was where she would be separated from the main group and she would have to save another person by kicking ass, but she would never tell her main group about that event. Maher said he wanted his character to eventually become an abusive drunk.
When asked about having the franchise live on Nathan added that maybe they could make Firefly: The Animate Series. Science Channel and Joss Whedon make this happen!
Here is some video I took from the event and it goes over how they got involved with the show:
There was one cute moment which involved a little girl who went up to the mic and informed the panelists that she was dressed as Kaylee and then she started to weep. Nathan and Jewel got her up on the stage and hugged her which made her night. This was just one of the many moments that showed how much fans have come to adore the characters, the show itself and how the show had changed their lives for the better.
So, if you are a Browncoat, tweet #FireflyNov11 and the the Science Channel will unlock exclusive footage from the Firefly: 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite documentary. Go! Do it now!
S.H.I.E.L.D. stands for Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, a covert organization run by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) of the Marvel Avengers Movie. If you have seen any of the Marvel movies, than you know that S.H.I.E.L.D. is the glue that holds all the superheroes together and steers them to do good on behalf of humanity. This is Joss Whedon’s baby and he is tentatively set to direct the pilot; he’s also slated to write the series with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.
Here are five character descriptions for the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot that will be airing on ABC.
SKYE – This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
AGENT GRANT WARD – Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
AGENT ALTHEA RICE – Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS – These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
ABC has given the green-light to Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. tv series. the pilot centers on the global espionage and law-enforcement agency that’s helped to provide the connective tissue between the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whedon will co-write the pilot with his brother Jed Whedon and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen, who will serve as executive producers/showrunners along with Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias).
Whedon has stated:
“It’s going to work very well for people who either love the Marvel universe or for people who’ve never dipped a toe in the Marvel universe.”
He went on:
“I get to really build a show with people I really trust and love. What we’re building is entirely autonomous from The Avengers. It’s gotta be a show that works for people who haven’t seen the Marvel movies. It will please Marvel fans, I think.”
Yes, I know everyone in my inner circle (especially my little brother) is bouncing off the walls with this news. Kudos to ABC for grabbing this hot project and maybe, just maybe… we’ll get more than a season or two of quality Whedonesque TV from this point on.