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Joss Whedon's Behind The Scenes Role On Guardians Of The Galaxy Revealed

Joss Whedon and James Gunn don.t actually have any joint creative credits on their respective filmographies, but they have been friends for a very long time. In fact, the Angel character Charles Gunn, played by J. August Richards, was actually named after the Super writer/director. After years of friendship, however, their bond is now being solidified within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the two filmmakers now share a connection working for Marvel Studios. But exactly what kind of role did the Avengers director actually play in the making of Gunn.s Guardians of the Galaxy? It turns out the answer is a significant one, as Whedon.s power position not only opened the door for Gunn to get the job, but also fully express his creative vision. Enthusiastically answering questions between takes on the set of his latest film last fall, Gunn wasn.t shy about admitting he
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‘Agents of Shield's’ J. August Richards to Go Gay for Bravo's ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ (Exclusive)

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‘Agents of Shield's’ J. August Richards to Go Gay for Bravo's ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ (Exclusive)
“Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s” J. August Richards and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” actress Julianna Guill have joined Bravo's first scripted series, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” TheWrap has learned. Richards will play Ford, who's married to Patrick Heusinger's character, Max. Ford is described as a trend aficionado. He is most recently appeared in the recurring role of Deathlok on ABC's “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and is also well known from the role of Charles Gunn on “Angel.” Richards is represented by Apa and Greenlight Management. Also read: Bravo Orders ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ as First Scripted Series Meanwhile,
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Mindy Newell: The Shield Bug

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I’ve been down with what is either an incredibly horrible cold or what technically would be considered a mild flu since last Tuesday, although “mild” is definitely not in the eyes of the sufferer – achy and sore, exhausted just doing nothing but unable to sleep enough to wake up feeling like I slept, coughing up disgusting stuff from inside my chest, a nose that is either stuffed or running depending on the time of day, alternately hungry and nauseous in the same minute…

Anyway, my brain is definitely not completely “there” this week, but here are some thoughts.

So far not terrifically excited by Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. I thought the pilot episode was basically meh and if it wasn’t for the involvement of the combined powerhouse of the McU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and Joss Whedon it would never have been picked up by ABC, much less been given a full season of episodes.
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'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.': Required Viewing

by Brett White

After what feels like years of waiting (or actually just one year), the debut of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is a day away. Set your DVRs, invite your friends over, bust the S.H.I.E.L.D. shirt out of the closet and fly your "Coulson Lives" flags high, because there is some serious TV watching in your future. The internet has been going S.H.I.E.L.D. crazy lately, with wacky morning show segments and behind the scenes photos popping up at a rapid pace, but none of this will accurately prepare you for the awesomeness of "S.H.I.E.L.D."

With that in mind, here are the five things you should watch before plopping down on the couch for tomorrow's television event. You've got time, so make it count!

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer" short from "Captain America: The First Avenger"

Agent Coulson's second solo outing (following the previous Marvel
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6 Hollywood Stars Who You Might Not Realise Had Small Parts In The Buffyverse

It really is extremely hard to believe that Buffy the Vampire Slayer has now been off our TV screens for a staggering 10 years, while the spin-off series Angel disappeared 9 years ago.

The cast of characters in each show were undoubtedly what made them so memorable. Buffy Summers, Xander Harris, Willow Rosenberg, Spike, Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, Angel, Fred Burkle, Lorne, Rupert Giles, Charles Gunn… great, great characters played by wonderful actors – and of course there were many more regulars that we loved.

However, the minor characters were also unforgettable. But did you realise that some of the biggest names in Hollywood made brief appearances in the Buffyverse?

In this article, I’ll look at six Hollywood stars who had brief appearances in either Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel…

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Mindy Newell: Live Fast… Die Never!

Plenty of individual panels have been freeze-framed in my head all afternoon, but none of them have led to any kind of sequential storytelling. This is the worst part of being a writer with a weekly column – watching the hands on the clock inexorably winding down to zero hour, the time by which I need to get the thing e-mailed to Mike and Glenn.

You never know where ideas come from. My column Baby’s First Fooprints came about from a little joke I made at Alix’s sonogram; today I was listening to the soundtrack of Angel and I realized that, while I’ve talked a lot about the intrepid Slayer, I’ve hardly ever mentioned it’s a spin-off; in fact, few people ever talk about it, which in its own way was just as riveting as its parent show. Angel continued the story of Buffy Summer’s vampire lover,
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J. August Richards Brings His A-Game To 'Arrow'

J. August Richards Brings His A-Game To 'Arrow'
For four years, J. August Richards played Charles Gunn, Angel's ass-kicking right-hand man. And while Angel, the show, has been off the air for eight years, every day still feels like the show's heyday thanks to omnipresent repeats and The Whedonverse's super passionate fans.

Although Richards wonders if people will be as willing to approach him after they see this week's Arrow, featuring the actor playing Mr. Blank, a mysterious new character with a strong sociopathic streak. Richards tells ETonline that the chance to mix things up was just one reason he jumped at the chance to guest star on TV's most action-packed hour!

ETonline: Arrow is known for its mysterious characters, but yours takes the cake. All press knows is his name. So, who is Mr. Blank?

J. August Richards: [laughs] My whole life is shrouded in mystery these days -- and even after you see the episode, there will still
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New Title and Plot Details for Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Production has wrapped on Joss Whedon’s TV pilot chronicling the adventures of Marvel’s team of high-tech super-spies known as S.H.I.E.L.D., and now we wait to see if ABC will give it a thumbs up. In the meantime, here are some updates about the project.

Joss Whedon’s planned TV spinoff from the theatrical mega-hit The Avengers has now been tentatively renamed as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is the name ABC has been using in its dealings with potential advertisers. Whether the lengthier new title will stick, or if ABC will revert back to the shorter, pithier S.H.I.E.L.D., is something else we’ll have to wait to find out about.

There are also new details available about the plot of the pilot. "Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle
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Mindy Newell: Chest Hair Or No Chest Hair

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Walking home from food shopping, thinking about this week’s column. Thinking about all the “news that’s fit to print” (and some not) about the portrayal of women in comics. And I thought, has anyone written about the portrayal of men in comics? I’m talking down and dirty, hot stuff, glistening muscle, chest hair or no chest hair?, blue brown or green eyes, skin-tight costume, hunky super-duper M-e-n.

Distaff geeks unite!

I’ll start. Off the top of my head, and in no particular order:

Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine. Chest hair. Goddamn, he’s sexy. Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Robin in New Teen Titans written by Marv Wolman and drawn by George Pérez. He looked like a guy I had a crush on in high school… and for years afterwards. Clark Kent, a.k.a. Superman, drawn by Curt Swan, Jerry Ordway, John Byrne, and many others,
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