News from the 'Verse

Jean-Claude Van Damme wants to star in Avengers 2.

Whedonesque - Mon, 03/18/2013 - 18:33

http://screencrush.com/jean-claude-van-damme-avengers-2/

He says that he "read that Chris Hemsworth would like me to costar in "The Avengers 2" movie! Well, it would be fun to play one of these types of amazing comic book characters again."

Angel Alumni Elisabeth Rohm and Jeremy Renner join Abscam movie.

Whedonesque - Mon, 03/18/2013 - 16:29

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/elisabeth-rohm-roams-to-abscam-pic-1200325022/

Elisabeth Rohm and Jeremy Renner previously guest starred together in Angel Season 1, Episode 11 "Somnambulist".

You don't know all the secrets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer yet.

Whedonesque - Mon, 03/18/2013 - 13:32

http://io9.com/you-dont-know-all-the-secrets-of-em-buffy-the-vampire-455857211

Some tidbits from Nancy Holder's "Buffy: The Making of the Slayer" book via io9.

Who should write an episode of Doctor Who?

Whedonesque - Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:35

http://timidmonster.com/5-writers-who-should-take-on-the-doctor/

Guess who's first on this list of "5 Writers Who Should take on... The Doctor"? #2 and #4 are also relevant to our interests... :)

Zona Negative teases Brian K Vaughan's new comic book project.

Whedonesque - Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:09

http://www.zonanegativa.com/?p=62750

He will be working with artist Marcos Martin.

Scroll down for the English translation.

Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing may be most modern interpretation ever.

Whedonesque - Mon, 03/18/2013 - 07:16

http://www.fempop.com/2013/03/15/whedons-much-ado-about-nothing-may-be-most-modern-interpretation-ever/

Strong praise for Joss and co's interpretation of Shakespeare's play. Minor spoilers for some of the scenes.

'Vampire Diaries' Executive Producer Jose Molina reflects on Buffy's legacy.

Whedonesque - Mon, 03/18/2013 - 07:12

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2013/03/15/vampire-diaries-jose-molina-reflects-on-buffy-the-vampire-slayer/

He would be in a position to know as he worked on Buffy, Angel and indeed Firefly (he wrote Ariel and Trash).

Nathan Fillion's birthday wish.

Whedonesque - Sun, 03/17/2013 - 10:19

http://www.razoo.com/story/Nathan-Fillion-Birthday-Fundraiser

He's asking people to donate to Kids Need To Read.

New Yorker story about transgendered teens.

Whedonesque - Sun, 03/17/2013 - 08:19

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/03/youtube-transgender-ftm-mtf-video-diaries.html?intcid=obnetwork

In this week's New Yorker, there is a story about transgendered teens. One of the young people profiled says he recovered from his double mastectomy by watching three seasons of Buffy back to back. You need a subscription to read the entire story.

Nicholas Brendon's new movie Kickstarter.

Whedonesque - Sat, 03/16/2013 - 07:05

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1789946788/big-gay-love-movie-w-jonathan-lisecki-and-nicholas

"Big Gay Love" needs to raise $3,500 in the next seven days.

The film is about a gay man (Jonathan Lisecki of "Gayby") who seemingly has it all but is insecure about his looks while attempting to attract a chef he likes (Brendon).

Neverwhere featuring Anthony Head begins today.

Whedonesque - Sat, 03/16/2013 - 06:18

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r522y

It starts at 2.30 GMT on BBC Radio 4.

Much Ado About Nothing to be shown at Belfast Film Festival.

Whedonesque - Sat, 03/16/2013 - 03:10

https://belfastfilmfestival.ticketsolve.com/shows/873491868/events

It's be on at the Queen's Film Theatre on April 14th.

Handy for some *ahem*.

Much Ado About Nothing panel at this month's WonderCon.

Whedonesque - Fri, 03/15/2013 - 23:35

http://www.comic-con.org/wca/sunday

On the Sunday, there will be "an exclusive panel with very special guest(s)".

"Joss" comments on the whole Kickstarter thing.

Whedonesque - Fri, 03/15/2013 - 13:49

http://www.theonion.com/articles/veronica-mars-film-sets-kickstarter-fundraising-re,31672/

Per the satirical Onion newspaper: "Wowee, if Kristen Bell can raise a million bucks on the 'net, I'll bet a guy like me, Joss Whedon, could really clean up."

Harry Lennix cast in NBC's 'The Blacklist' pilot.

Whedonesque - Thu, 03/14/2013 - 19:54

http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/nbc-pilot-blacklist-amcs-halt-and-catch-fire-add-to-casts/

Harry will play Harold Cooper, the FBI's Assistant Director of Counterterrorism.

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