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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'The Avengers'

Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, the Black Widow, and Hawkeye joined forces to battle evil (otherwise known as Loki) in this 2012 Marvel film that incited mixed reaction from fans and critics alike. Could director Joss Whedon convincingly weave multiple superhero storylines? Would the ensemble cast of heroes conjure up bad memories of bicker-filled family reunions? Or would it be a feel-good film about the fantastic nature of the good guys? READ FULL STORY

Joss Whedon warns the people of Seoul: 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' is going to mess up your city -- VIDEO

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No one ever said saving the day was pretty.

In fact, protecting the world from megalomaniac villains can get downright destructive. So when Joss Whedon and the Avengers: Age of Ultron crew arrived in Seoul, South Korea, to begin filming the latest franchise installment, the director wanted to give residents a heads up that things were about to get very, very messy.

In the following video, Whedon apologizes in advance for street closures, traffic, and any other headaches his big-budget action sequences shot in the area will inevitably cause.

“We are going to mess it up a bit and inconvenience some people for a few days and I apologize for that,” he says. “I know what that’s like. I live in Los Angeles. It happens to me all the time and it’s not fun. I hope that it will be worth it.”

It’s a friendly gesture; bonus points for talking up how much he adores the city:

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This Week's Cover: Joss Whedon on his past, present, and future (hint: 'Agents of SHIELD')

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Geek icon Joss Whedon graces his first Entertainment Weekly cover for a surprising, wide-ranging conversation about his career, and a behind-the-scenes of his eagerly anticipated new ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Over the course of the candid, 10-page EW interview, Whedon details his 24-year career in Hollywood, from his first writing job on the chaotic Roseanne to convincing The WB to let him make cult-hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the heartbreak of Fox’s Firefly to his triumphs with online smash Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and last year’s mega-hit The Avengers. Plus, Whedon gives us some scoop on Avengers 2, offers his blunt take on pop-culture touchstones (from The Empire Strikes Back to Twilight), and reveals the one story he never should have told.
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The ten coolest things Joss Whedon said at Comic-Con

Joss Whedon hosted his annual Q&A session at Comic-Con today. Nominally a panel for Dark Horse Comics — which currently publishes Whedon’s Buffy comics — the hour is basically an unstructured opportunity for Whedon fans to ask him pretty much everything, with answers that range from evasive to encyclopedic to silly to downright existential. (Dr. Horrible update: he still wants to make Dr. Horrible and probably won’t for a few years. This concludes your biannual Dr. Horrible update.) Forthwith, the ten most interesting things Whedon said this year.
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'Agents of SHIELD' pilot at Comic-Con: Twitter reacts!

The entire pilot of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted at Comic-Con, a full two months ahead of the show’s September 24 premiere. Sorry, everyone not in San Diego.

And don’t expect any shaky cell phone footage to hit the Internet anytime soon: A crew of “S.H.I.E.L.D. agents” patrolled the Ballroom 20 floor to make sure rogue fans weren’t recording the top-secret show during Friday’s panel. (Yet another example of art imitating life imitating art.)

So what did the lucky few Whedonites have to say about the pilot? READ FULL STORY

Joss Whedon, under duress, promises 'Avengers 2' parts to comedy duo BriTANicK -- VIDEO

Much Ado About Nothing opens nationwide tomorrow and the cast has been doing tons of press junkets to get fans out to see the film.

In this sketch, what starts off as a fun interview about memories from set, quickly becomes a hostage situation as almost the entire cast of Much Ado gets threatened.

Major props to Emma Bates, who totally sells it. Watch the video below (it’s all bleeped, but a little NSFW):

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Joss Whedon: 'No intention' of making 'Avengers 2' without Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. still hasn’t officially signed on to Avengers 2. Contract negotiations between Downey and Marvel have almost certainly been complicated by the fact that Iron Man 3 has become the fifth highest-grossing movie worldwide in history, with a total foreign gross that’s currently only $100 million less than what Avengers made. (Avengers made much more domestically, though. Clearly, only Americans understand the appeal of evil attacking space-skeletons.) READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: CMT Awards, 'Graceland,' 'Much Ado About Nothing,' and more

Get out your original cast albums and sing to the rafters, theater lovers. It’s almost Tony time! Until you can hear a lovable little redhead dream about tomorrow (it’s only a day away), perk your ears up as a slightly more polarizing redhead makes fun of Justin Bieber. Before you grab some nachos during the Best Play section (fingers crossed they’ll figure out how to not make it boring this year), check out thespians from the Whedonverse perform Shakespeare at Joss’s own house. Before you scope out your next Broadway crush, check out your favorite superboy all grown up. Have I lost you? Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones! READ FULL STORY

Joss Whedon speaks to Wesleyan grads: 'This is a good commencement speech!' -- VIDEO

It’s the season of finales, summer movies, and celebrity commencement speeches. Joss Whedon — no stranger to the first two — spoke to the assembled graduates of his alma mater, Wesleyan University, this weekend. His speech expounded on the contradictions “between your body and your mind, your mind and itself” and was alternately rueful and humane, with a killer hook: “Don’t just live, be that other thing connected to death. Be life.”

His opening line? “Two roads diverged in a wood and…” Just kidding! But seriously, kids: “You are all going to die.” (What is this, a Joss Whedon show?)

The full text is here. Check out the video, starting at 2:40, and some of Whedon’s best lines, below.

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Joss Whedon has joined Twitter

Geek auteur Joss Whedon has crafted beloved cult TV shows, endearingly low-budget experiments which prominently feature Nathan Fillion, and also that one ridiculously popular movie about witty-banter action figures. But now, Whedon is embarking on his most exciting and dangerous journey yet. As of about nine hours ago, Whedon has joined Twitter, with the handle @JossActual. (Although not yet Twitter Verified, the account has been Sister-In-Law Verified.) Whedon is already busy with a wide variety of projects — Avengers 2, Agents of SHIELD, the impending release of Much Ado About Nothing, the Firefly reboot you keep trying to will into existence, the Dollhouse reboot we just invented — but the writer/director is already twittering away on the tweetbox: READ FULL STORY

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