Joss Whedon Has Made Another Movie, Apparently

You may have heard of The Avengers, the massive superhero blockbuster that Joss Whedon and his team of magicians have been feverishly working on for a year or two. However, like myself, you may not have known that when one is writing and directing one of the most anticipated comic book films ever made, one also has time to write and direct a totally unrelated film starring about half the people one has ever worked with. Because that’s just what Whedon has done.

The film, entitled Much Ado About Nothing and presumably an adaptation of the Shakespeare play, has completed principal photography without anyone having noticed. For years now, Whedonfolk have spoken of the man’s private Shakespeare readings in hushed tones, and it appears he has wrangled many of them into the movie: Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Tom Lenk, Fran Kranz, Reed Diamond, and Clark Gregg have all worked with Whedon before. There’s no word on how the film will be distributed, be it conventionally or, like Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, as another Web venture.

Speaking of Dr. Horrible, this announcement reminds me of how it felt when we were all made aware of that Whedon project: like a beautiful, unexpected present had fallen from the heavens onto our collective doorstep. If you can’t tell, I am excited.

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One thought on “Joss Whedon Has Made Another Movie, Apparently

  1. Yep, the man is a genius. One more reason to love him and his brilliant mind! My only problem is that we have to wait until spring for this one too. 😦 I was hoping he would maybe follow Marian Call’s model for selling her new CD: a pre-order price of maybe $30-50 for a two-DVD set, including commentaries (at least two), ‘making of’ features and outtakes plus digital download of the movie for those of us who can’t wait; then a $25 price for just the DVD and download; $15 for just the download. You can tell I put a lot of thought into this last night. 😉

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