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11 things Robert Downey Jr. revealed during his Tony Stark-like Reddit AMA

Robert Downey Jr. took to Reddit for an AMA on Tuesday in anticipation of The Judge, which the actor called “the closest thing to a perfect film I’ve ever been part of” in response to a Reddit user.

In his AMA, the actor covered everything from his time as Iron Man, to upcoming film projects, to his favorite late-night snack. Here are the 11 most interesting answers, with full Downey Jr. charm intact.

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The hole in the world: Why 'Angel' is better than 'Buffy'

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Fifteen years ago this week, Angel premiered on the WB. A spinoff of the much-beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the show would run for five seasons, leaving the air in May of 2004—one year after Buffy’s series finale. In the subsequent years, Buffy‘s legend would only grow as critics and fans alike acknowledged the debt modern television owed to it. Angel, however, would linger in the background, never really forgotten but also never really championed, even as it sits just a few clicks away from its sister series on Netflix and Hulu.

But Angel is every bit as vital as Buffy. In fact, it might even be better. READ FULL STORY

Recapping 14 episodes of 'Firefly' -- on napkins

You didn’t think that we were going to start writing napkin recaps of Joss Whedon shows and leave out Firefly, did you?

Well, weren’t. So in the continuing spirit of reducing complex mythologies and funny jokes to poorly scrawled napkin descriptions, we threw together these napkin recaps of the famed (and sadly cut short) first season of the cult-classic space western.

Before we start, here’s a drawing Joss Whedon did of the future of the Serenity crew post-Serenity. We’re not napkin recapping the film, mostly because it took place on a whole different medium.

Note: previous napkin recaps were by the season, but since Firefly only lasted for one season, we’ve gone down to the episode level.

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This week's cover: Meet the new boss in Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

If you’re part of a group that has already saved the world nine times, eventually you can’t help but wonder: Isn’t it somebody else’s turn?

Unfortunately, that kind of thinking directly leads to the latest global threat in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Entertainment Weekly‘s Comic-Con 2014 preview gives you an exclusive First Look at the big, bad robot causing all the grief in next summer’s superhero team-up.

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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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