Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon and the battle for personal franchise movies

Joss Whedon tried to make ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ as personal as he could, but with franchise movies, personal filmmaking isn’t easy.

Do directors matter in blockbuster movies?

Joss Whedon won’t be directing any more ‘Avengers’ films for Marvel. But superhero flicks are no place for an auteur anyway, writes Jaime Weinman

Joss Whedon’s biography will surprise even his most devoted fans

Book review of ‘Joss Whedon: The Biography’

Fix our expectations, not S.H.I.E.L.D. and Homeland

Not every TV series must live up to the ‘golden age’

How about a Kickstarter campaign for another Firefly movie? No way, says Joss Whedon

After the overwhelming success of a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund a Veronica Mars movie, superfans began to speculate that perhaps the same tactic could be used to revive Joss Whedon’s television show Firefly.

Colbert’s convocation, energy drinks & #IWD

What students are talking about today (March 7th)

TIFF 2012: Buffy creator Joss Whedon takes a crack at Shakespeare

But to satiate her Buffy fans, here’s a list of the 5 most important vampire movies

The Avengers: No room for Ant-Man and the Wasp? Really??

How Hollywood decodes which superheroes are just unmarketable


Who’s the Right Boss For Joss?

No, I haven’t started doing everything in rhyme. (Though I do admire Muffy Mouse for her iconoclasm and courage.)  The cancellation of Dollhouse has made it clear that Fox is not the right place for Joss Whedon. With Firefly there was a credible argument that it might have done better if it had been handled better, but Dollhouse got a consistent — albeit not great — time slot, a second season, and terrible ratings. That network just isn’t the right fit for Whedon’s stuff.


Oh, You Beautiful, Or At Least Not Entirely Unsightly, Doll[house]

After doing all those “Is Dollhouse in trouble?” posts (for which I don’t apologize — it was fascinating to see a show’s struggles and re-tools exposed so clearly to the public, when they’re usually hidden from view), the fact that it is in trouble seems vaguely anti-climactic. So instead I’ll direct you to Todd VanDerWerff’s post at The House Next Door, entitled “Hey, Fox. Save Dollhouse.” It’s a good argument for why, after all the pre-production trouble and miscasting and the weak start, the show has real growth potential — that is, it’s not a great show yet, but it arguably could be:


Four reasons why Joss Whedon’s ‘Dollhouse’ might be in trouble before it starts

There’s a lot of buzz, but it doesn’t seem like Fox has a strategy for making it a hit


Because people got lost in ‘Lost’

Serialized shows are being phased out in favour of old-fashioned stand-alone episodes