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The superheroes of Justice League deserve better than another misbegotten blockbuster

A blockbuster with more studio notes than script (underlined: “Be more Marvel”), Justice League attempts to inject some levity and rock ’n’ roll into Zack Snyder’s dinosaurian version of the DC Comics-verse; in many cases, it ends up with the worst of multiple worlds. Gone are the artistic pretensions and doofy…

Joss Whedon takes Giles back to school in this BTVS: Giles exclusive announcement

Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Rupert Giles has had one hell of a life. He was a bad boy that went by the name of “Ripper” in his 20s, and later in his adulthood, he helped save the world on multiple occasions as the mentor of Buffy Summers. Then he died, but death isn’t permanent in the Buffyverse. He was resurrected by…

Joss Whedon’s ex-wife Kai Cole says he’s a “hypocrite” for preaching feminist ideals

Whether it’s deserved or not is debatable, but Joss Whedon has a reputation for being a feminist writer/director who has a particular penchant for strong, well-rounded female characters. However, someone who probably knows Whedon better than most people has now stepped forward and declared that the perception of him…

Here’s how they made Speed’s immortal bus-jump scene

Speed is one of the great ’90s action movies, a clean post-Die Hard action flick that elevated a preposterous (but compelling) premise with Keanu Reeves’ physical showmanship and Sandra Bullock’s considerable charisma. But that almost wasn’t the case. Stephen Baldwin actually turned down the role before it went to…

Danny Elfman has been brought on to do the music for Justice League

Danny Elfman—whose superhero scores have graced Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and, most notably, Tim Burton’s Batman movies and the DCAU animated series they inspired—has signed on for Warner Bros.’ Justice League. Elfman will replace Tom “Junkie XL” Holkenborg, who did the score for Batman…

Joss Whedon isn’t worried about casting a big name for Batgirl

Stop your fantasy casting now. Joss Whedon explained in an interview with Variety that he’s probably not going to hire someone you already know to play Batgirl in the movie he’s developing for Warners Bros. “I doubt it will be a name,” he said. “I think this is somewhere where you go and find Batgirl and then you cast…

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A slayer’s lineage: 9 pop cultural precursors to Buffy

When Buffy The Vampire Slayer debuted on The WB in 1997, it signaled a new direction for the fledgling netlet, a pivot toward audiences who could see themselves reflected in Buffy Summers and her Sunnydale High classmates. Of course, it’s the distinctions between Buffy and all previous TV teens that made all the…

Joss Whedon finally explains Black Widow’s “monster” line from Age Of Ultron

One year—and one high-profile Twitter departure—after directing Avengers: Age Of Ultron, writer-director Joss Whedon has gone on the record about one of the film’s more controversial scenes. Said conversation is the one in which Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow opens up to love interest Bruce Banner, describing her…