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EW's Entertainers of the Year: Joss Whedon on how 'The Avengers' exposed his angry inner Hulk

There are good years, and then there are great years, and then there are the kinds of years that Joss Whedon had in 2012. In May, Lionsgate released Cabin In The Woods, the long-delayed, widely acclaimed po-mo horror flick, co-written and produced by the cult pop auteur. (Drew Goddard co-wrote and directed the film.) In July, Whedon attended Comic-Con and celebrated the tenth anniversary of his gone-too-soon TV series Firefly at one of the most emotional panels the annual fan-fest has ever seen. In September, Whedon went to the Toronto International Film Festival and premiered Much Ado About Nothing, a micro-budget, literally homemade adaptation of the Shakespeare comedy. ”That was an incredible experience,” recalls Nathan Fillion, who stars in the film (set for release next summer). “The man got three standing ovations before he got on stage. That’s just indicative of the kind of fandom that Joss creates. I have never seen anything like it.” In October, The CW aired – for the first time on television – Whedon’s 2008 Emmy-winning online opus Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Shortly before Halloween, the man who created Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Dollhouse took to the Web to say a few words about the defining issue of the 2012 presidential campaign – a zombie apocalypse – via a very funny, very personal, very partisan video viewed by over 7 million people.

Oh, and there was Marvel’s The Avengers. Whedon wrote and directed that, too. Grossed $1.5 billion worldwide. Maybe you saw it.

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'ZombiU preview': Plus in-game images of brain-hungry Brits -- EXCLUSIVE

The most promising title launching alongside Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console doesn’t star Mario or any of his Mushroom Kingdom pals, but rather a bunch of brain-craving walking corpses. That’s right, following a full afternoon of hands-on time with many of the family-friendly hardware’s day-one offerings, it’s the very Mature-rated ZombiU that’s got me anxious to get back behind that funky new gamepad.

Set in modern-day London, Ubisoft’s fresh take on the rotting flesh genre puts players in the midst of a plague that’s turned most of our friends from across the pond into crazed people-eaters. While undead hordes are as common as exploding barrels and breakable crates in contemporary games, they’re treated as something different in ZombiU: an actual threat. Forgoing the action-movie antics of recent horror titles in favor of a terrifying survival experience, ZombiU is more about staying alive than pumping buckshot into bad guys. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' graph breaks down every episode

Have you ever wondered why you keep watching The Walking Dead, even when nothing ever seems to happen? Well, thanks to this colorful graph from the good people over at Blame It On The Voices, now we know and — spoiler alert! — it’s because all the episodes follow basically the same pattern. Check it out below (NSFW):

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Zombies, fried squirrel rule Petco Park at 'The Walking Dead' 100th issue party

Zombies are a common sight in San Diego during Comic-Con. But on red carpets they most certainly are not. However, when the carpet is for a party celebrating the 100th issue of AMC TV show-inspiring comic book The Walking Dead, there will be blood-stained zombies.

At the Friday night event inside Petco Park – home of the Padres, just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center – actors playing pretty convincing zombies growled and moaned behind chain link fences that lined the celeb-filled black carpet. This didn’t seem to faze the stars of Comic-Con, but many screams were heard from reporters who got as close as they dared to the monsters while they filmed their segment intros.

The man of the hour, the comic book’s creator, Robert Kirkman, was very involved in helping plan the other zombie event that’s taken over Petco Park this weekend, The Walking Dead Escape, an obstacle course where fans can pay $70 to either be a zombie or be chased by one. But going into the party Friday night, Kirkman was not at all privy to what the set-up would be.

“I have no idea. It could be a parade of unicorns dancing on rainbows for all we know,” he told EW on the carpet. “After the zombies, I would trade those for some unicorns in a minute. It’s a little nerve-wracking.” READ FULL STORY

E3 Snap Judgment: 'Resident Evil 6'

The Game: The ever-more-outlandish Resident Evil series goes full apocalypse, with a continent-hopping storyline that unites a massive ensemble of action heroes with fantastic hair in the ongoing fight against body-horror bio-terrorism. (Available on Sept. 4 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC)

What We Played: Three different levels featuring the game’s main protagonists, along with their co-op campaign partners. First, we played as Leon Kennedy and went searching for a lost girl in a shadowy reception hall. Then we played as Chris Redfield in a shootout on the rooftops of Fake Hong Kong. Finally, we played as mercenary Jake Muller in a boss showdown with a massive mutation. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead Social Game' will devour Facebook in April

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AMC and RockYou are teaming up for an interactive Facebook game based on the TV series The Walking Dead, according to a joint press release. The story-based game “allows players to have their own, unique adventures with opportunities to encounter show characters at key moments suggested by the show’s rich narrative. The goal of the game is to survive the apocalypse by fighting walkers (zombies) to keep yourself and your fellow survivors alive, while scavenging resources and establishing camps on settings from the show.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Chat live with Norman Reedus tonight at 9:00 p.m. on EW.com

Norman Reedus, the beloved actor who each week brings to life The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon, the most badass character on TV, will be joining us for an EW.com live chat tonight at 9 p.m. ET.  He’ll be taking your questions and adding his running commentary to the new episode “Judge, Jury, Executioner,” in which Rick ends up siding with Shane over the fate of that crippled interloper, Randall, leading Dale to fear the group is losing its humanity. It’s an explosive episode, featuring plenty of Stanley Kramer-worthy oratorical fireworks from Dale. Not to mention a particularly vivid demonstration of Daryl’s mastery of “enhanced interrogation” techniques.

If you’re a male between the ages of 23 and 28, odds are you had a poster of The Boondock Saints featuring Reedus hanging on your college dorm room’s wall. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Chat live with Norman Reedus on EW.com this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET

Norman Reedus, the beloved actor who each week brings to life The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon, the most badass character on TV, will be joining us for an EW.com live chat this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.  He’ll be taking your questions and adding his running commentary to the new episode “Judge, Jury, Executioner,” in which Rick ends up siding with Shane, leading Dale to fear the group is losing its humanity.

If you’re a male between the ages of 23 and 28, odds are you also had a poster of The Boondock Saints featuring Reedus hanging on your college dorm room’s wall. Though he already had a strong following because of Troy Duffy’s 1999 cult film, he’s proven to be, for many, the true breakout star of The Walking Dead. His haunted, humane, profoundly vulnerable Daryl flies in the face of the many Deliverance-style hixploitation stereotypes that continue to glut pop culture. Of course, that doesn’t mean he can’t be handy with a crossbow! In our chat he’ll talk about season 2, what the death of Sophia means for Daryl, whether romantic sparks with Carol are in Daryl’s future, and whether his relationship with terrifying older brother Merle really is as love-hate as it seems. Get your questions ready, and see you at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Click here to access Norman Reedus live chat.

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'Resident Evil 6' coming in November: Watch the trailer! (Plus: Pics from the new 'Resident Evil' movie!)

The Resident Evil game franchise helped kickstart the zombie craze back in 1996. Since then, the series has gotten steadily more outré. The beloved Resident Evil 4 sent iconic series protagonist Leon Kennedy (hairstyle: Blond Proto-Bieber) into a vaguely Transylvanian village to rescue the President’s daughter. The controversial Resident Evil 5 sent the somewhat less-iconic series protagonist Chris Redfield (hairstyle: Brown Go-Go ’80s Reaganaut) on a racially queasy mission to kill lots of undead Africans, although it’s difficult to ascribe any real political motivations to a game that ended with a mutant giant trying to pull a helicopter into a volcano. READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011 (Behind the Scenes): 'The Walking Dead' makeup guru Greg Nicotero talks about the horrifying well zombie

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As 2011 comes to a close, EW.com wanted to honor some of the hardworking names and faces from behind the scenes for their outstanding achievements. Makeup designer Greg Nicotero is unquestionably the off-screen hero of AMC’s zombie megahit The Walking Dead, since he and his team at KNB Efx Group are responsible for the gruesome hordes of gore-splattered undead. No walker stood out more in Walking Dead‘s second season than the bloated creature our heroes found lurking at the bottom of a well. Let Nicotero walk you through the making — and breaking — of this season’s Most Valuable Zombie.

As Told By: Greg Nicotero

Right when they opened the writers’ room at the start of season 2, they said, “We want to do a field trip.” And I said, “Yeah! You should bring all the guys to KNB. They can walk around the shop, see what we’re building, what we’ve built, maybe get a little inspiration.” We had a whole bunch of stuff on display from other films that we had done. We had a mask that we made for Grindhouse of this infected guy, all bloated and distressed and disgusting. READ FULL STORY

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