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Old 04-13-10, 07:29 PM
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

I don't approve. Whedon is one of the people that I really can't get into. I've tried with buffy and firefly, both really bored me as far as quality went film/direction wise. I'm sure story and everything is great, at least I hope it is with his fanbase, but I'm pretty much out at this point if he's officially directing. Hopefully it will fall through like all of his other projects.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
And with that, Whedon fanboys around the globe collectively have blown loads.
Based on Serenity's worldwide box office total, that's not too many.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

This is a risky pick in my opinion. The Avengers has been a film the Marvel fanatics have wanted for years and years. A large budgeted, big, epic comic book action adventure. And they're going to give the job to a guy who's directed a grand total of 1 movie that grossed a piddly $38 million WORLDWIDE.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

I love Joss Whedon. I would make sweet, sweet love to the man.

That said, really Marvel? Really?
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Don't like the idea of Whedon at the helm. I would love to see Darren Aronofsky or perhaps even Gore Verbinski in the director's chair.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

While I liked Serenity and Dollhouse, this just seems like the wrong move. Favreau would be a better choice imo, but he's gonna do Cowboy's and Aliens instead, so I don't know. This could work.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

I still don't believe it. This film will probably have one of the largest budgets ever and they're giving it to Joss Whedon? I don't think it'll happen.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Finally, a thread actually about Whedon that Groucho can make another unfunny jab in.

It's inevitable.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Originally Posted by RyoHazuki View Post
I still don't believe it. This film will probably have one of the largest budgets ever and they're giving it to Joss Whedon? I don't think it'll happen.
Speaking about budgets, anyone thinks this budget will top Avatars?
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

I dunno about that..but...for a film w/ much less CGI YES it'll be massive. I can't even imagine the budget. I'm guessing...250 million?
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

If it's filmed in 3D, which it probably will be, I can see the budget exceeding Avatar's.

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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Whedon's good at doing ensemble material, so I'm glad to hear this. Didn't know he had this many haters though.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
The bits I've seen of Firefly and Serenity were incredibly lame, so I don't know if this is a great decision.
Just so I have a frame of reference before questioning your tastes, what kinds of similar movies DID you like?

Not that I think JW is the best choice here, but really? "Incredibly lame?" I mean, I guess if you've only seen "bits" of Lord of the Rings, that could be considered lame, too.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

"Lame" is the ultimate internet adjective.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Originally Posted by RyoHazuki View Post
If it's filmed in 3D, which it probably will be, I can see the budget exceeding Avatar's.
How would that make it any more expensive?
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Don't understand why Whedon engenders so much hate, and I don't understand why Nolan has been essentially lionized after TDK. Things like structure, characterization consistency, and internal logic, etc have never been a problem for me in a project where Whedon had a hands on role (as opposed to work for hire writing). OTOH these things were a big problem for me with TDK and to a lesser extent BB.
And they're going to give the job to a guy who's directed a grand total of 1 movie that grossed a piddly $38 million WORLDWIDE.
By that standard George Lucas is 10x the writer/director Whedon is since Sith probably grossed at least that multiple.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

I think he is the perfect choice to direct. He is great at storytelling and great with action scenes.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Sounds about as bad as letting that guy who made Daredevil make another superhero movie!
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Terrible choice IMO. I can't wait for all the characters to speak in snarky one-liners, espousing hip self-aware dialogue that pasty fanboys will elevate and revere as "great character scenes".
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Originally Posted by clappj View Post
Sounds about as bad as letting that guy who made Daredevil make another superhero movie!
Whoa whoa whoa...Whedon's not that bad. I like Firefly and Serenity. I wasn't blowning my load cuz of them but they were enjoyable and could've been better. And actually the episode that I thought was damn good was that final episode w/ the bounty hunter. I'm worried about it but...I'm not going to crash on it yet.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

With Joss Whedon as director, here's your cast of the Avengers:

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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

..........and now the internet hates Whedon
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Now?
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

Whedon is gonna give Fillion a role since he lost out on Green Lantern. And Morena Baccarin is back in the limelight with that tv show "V". Those are my predictions.
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Re: The Avengers - May 2012 - D: Joss Whedon

I forgot to throw in Summer Glau as Wasp:


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