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Are the Fox executives who once screened episodes of his short-lived cult sci-fi TV show Firefly out of sequence before promptly cancelling it quaking in their boots? Are the producers who botched his screenplay for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie wishing they had never been born?
But as Whedon himself hinted this weeka lot more Hollywood doors are likely to open up for the director and writer of what may well end up being the year's highest grossing movie. If Guillermo Del Toro, who seems to have fingers in so many Hollywood pies that it's a wonder he doesn't take out shares in Greggs, can cherrypick projects, where might Whedon be able to conjure himself next?
It goes without saying that a second Avengers film is a shoo-in, but here are five more potential projects, near unthinkable three weeks ago, that might now become a possibility — at least in my own particular dream world.
Wonder Woman The other Princess Diana is hardly the first comic book character who springs to mind in an era when superhero tales are no longer treated as throwaway fluff for kids, but with Whedon on board a big-screen Wonder Woman movie would stand a real chance of being taken seriously.
With the Buffy TV show and Dollhouse, he has a genuine track record of creating intriguing, unorthodox and original female characters, and was in fact on board to direct such a film for Warner Bros in Somebody somewhere should drag that one out of development hell, because if the studio wants another comic book franchise to sit alongside Christopher Nolan's Batman series, it's suddenly looking a lot more lively than Green Lantern 2.
Plans for a reboot emerged in but received short shrift from fans of the character when it emerged that the vampire slayer's creator was once again not involved. Instead, an unknown, untested but highly photogenic screenwriter named Whit Anderson was said to be reimagining the character as well as possibly starring.
Shockingly, a few months later, she was dropped after it emerged that her screenplay resembled the scribblings of a sixth-form creative writing student.
Maybe it's time for rights owners to pick up the phone? The finest space opera since Empire Strikes Back more than deserves to be turned into a Star Wars-style trilogy. The original film, based on Whedon's excellent Firefly TV series, was hardly a turkey, though it fell just short of making its budget back at the box office.
The denouement left matters open for sequels, and anyone who doesn't want to see Mal and his motley crew of space cowboys take down the Alliance for good not to mention more of Chiwetel Ejiofor as the superbly sadistic Operative clearly deserves a torrent of cuss-words aimed in their general direction.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is said to be up for another stint as the Tand could certainly benefit from a touch of Whedon wit to brighten up his Teutonic tones.
It was weird, left-field, morally dubious and never quite held together, but nevertheless made for a highly entertaining show. Many of the ideas are said to have been drawn from a screenplay for a film titled Afterlife which has never been filmed. In an ideal world, which would you love to see make it to the big screen?About Jenna Avery Jenna Avery is a screenwriter, columnist, and blogger who redesigned her life and career to support her calling to write.
She's currently working on assignment for a Canadian producer/director on a post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature and specializes in sci-fi action and space fantasy. But Whedon would bounce around from show to show as a behind-the-scenes writer and script doctor until his proverbial big break came in the mids when his Buffy character was refined and recast as a weekly TV series on the WB network.
So I came to our relationship as a person who revered Joss Whedon, so much so that I managed to weasel my way into getting a job working for him. He’s my .
The Avengers director Joss Whedon has been tapped by Warner Bros. to direct Justice League following Zack Snyder‘s departure from the project. Snyder ultimately decided to withdraw from the.
About Josh Jabcuga Joshua Jabcuga is a freelance writer who has contributed to Kevin Smith’s MoviePoopShoot site, monstermanfilm.com, Cemetery Dance magazine, Scott Tipton’s Comics Web site, monstermanfilm.com, and Doomed magazine.
But it's the, shhh, quieter moments in Joss Whedon's $ million superhero extravaganza that stand out. Never mind the "extinction level events," as Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) calls these.