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Easily one of the best episodes of The Flash‘s second season was the instalment helmed by Kevin Smith, and while he’s expected to return for another outing this year, Grant Gustin has some interesting thoughts on another all-star director who could bring their talents to The CW series.
Asked during Comic-Con whether he has any thoughts on other filmmakers he’d like to see work on The Flash, the actor replied:
“Yeah actually. I met Joss Whedon last night. Yeah, that’d be really cool. He was a really nice guy and he loves the show. He’s seen every episode of the show.”
Whether or not Whedon would be interested in working on an episode of The Flash is another matter of course. The filmmaker was pretty worn out by his time directing The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and despite recently expressing an interest in directing a Black Widow movie, »
- Josh Wilding
There is no shortage of superhero movies that need directors right now, given that seemingly every studio has at least several of them in development. There is no question that Marvel Studios is still the king of the comic book movie world, and they have a knack for giving up-and-coming directors a shot at the big time. It turns out that Fede Alvarez, director of the Evil Dead remake, was one of those directors at one point, but he passed on the opportunity.
Screen Rant did a set visit on Alvarez's latest movie Don't Breathe, which is coming out next month. During the course of their interview with the director, he revealed that he was at one point in talks to direct a Marvel movie, but he ultimately passed on the opportunity. When asked if he would be interested in taking on a movie in a major franchise, here is what he had to say. »
Season 2 of The Flash saw Kevin Smith jump on board to direct 'The Runaway Dinosaur', an episode focusing on Barry Allen's relationship with the Speed Force. The episode became the highest rated episode of the season, due in no small part to Smith's affinity for the source material. As it turns out, series star Grant Gustin wants to see more instances like this. While speaking at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Gustin was quizzed on who else he would like to see direct an episode of the series, and he seemed to have a very worthy candidate in mind. "Yeah actually," said Gustin. "I met Joss Whedon last night. Yeah, that'd be really cool. He was a really nice guy and he loves the show. He's seen every episode of the show." Whedon, of course, is famous for directing the first two installments of the Avengers film franchise, along »
Season 2 of The Flash saw film director Kevin Smith jump on board to direct 'The Runaway Dinosaur', an episode focusing on Barry Allen's relationship with the Speed Force. The episode became the highest rated episode of the season, due in no small part to Smith's affinity for the source material. As it turns out, series star Grant Gustin wants to see more instances like this. While speaking at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, Gustin was quizzed on who else he would like to see direct an episode of the series, and he seemed to have a very worthy candidate in mind. "Yeah actually," said Gustin. "I met Joss Whedon last night. Yeah, that'd be really cool. He was a really nice guy and he loves the show. He's seen every episode of the show." Whedon, of course, is famous for directing the first two installments of the Avengers film franchise, »
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- Amie Cranswick
Popular director/writer Joss Whedon says that there is a problem with the current state of the movie industry, and part of the problem is the fans themselves. Read more to hear with Whedon had to say about the big flaw in films today.
Appearing at Comic-Con, Joss Whedon had a lot to say about successful filmmaking and the current climate of the movie industry. Whedon, best known for his TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for the two Avengers movies, pointed out that movie studios are stuck in a safe-zone where they prefer to mass-produce bankable products rather than experiment with anything new. He says they are overly dependent on sequels, reboots, rip-offs and adaptations. However, he didn’t limit the blame to the studios alone He suggested that film fans are partly to blame because fans usually turn out in larger numbers for familiar material, like popular franchises, »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
The second week numbers are in, and it’s what most people expected (at least it’s what I predicted on last week’s podcast). After a fairly decent (but not all that great) $46 million opening weekend, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot dropped 54% to earn $21 million in its second week. Which, in fairness to it, held up pretty well against great openings for Star Trek Beyond and Lights Out, and the animated behemoth The Secret Life of Pets (which continues to make baffling big money).
Who is to blame for the mediocre performance? Was it all the pre-release negativity from misogynistic Twitter and Reddit users? Did the over-bearing Ghostbusters defenders put off potential other movie goers? Is America not ready for an all-female horror comedy? Or are we just sick of cash-grab reboots in general?
All are valid questions, but only »
- Luke Owen
Go back and read the interviews with director Joss Whedon in the weeks leading up to the release of 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and witness a man who was very happy to be getting out of the superhero movie game. Go back a little further and read the various set visit reports and witness a […]
The post Joss Whedon Would Return To Marvel For Theoretical ‘Black Widow’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
The Ringer Who is winning the Chris wars: Evans, Pine, or Hemsworth?
/Film Stranger Things will get a sequel season, Netflix confirms. I'm a bit disappointed honestly because I thought an anthology approach would be more satisifying, with a whole new story. Season 1 was resolved satisfyingly. Who needs every story thread neatly tied up? Boo.
The Metrograph has a Madonna week in August which will include a Q&A with Truth or Dare director Alek Keshishian - alas, the latter is already sold out. They also have a fun series in a week called "This is PG?!" featuring movies from the late 70s to the mid 80s when the MPAA was pressured into adding "PG-13" (I really have to get better at this Metrograph thing. They're big nights with Q&As seem to sell out instantly so I keep missing them.)
- NATHANIEL R
Joss Whedon may not have created the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that wildly ambitious tangle of interweaving superhero movies, but he certainly gave it much of its vim and verve. Rather like the outlandish technology featured in the cult film-maker’s creepy Dollhouse TV show, in which brainwashed human beings are imprinted with off-the-shelf personalities for the entertainment of rich clients, Whedon took an existing property and upgraded it to the next level.
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- Ben Child
It seems like only yesterday we were talking about how Joss Whedon had a problem with the state of modern blockbusters. Oh, wait, that was only yesterday. Well, though I can’t imagine his stance has changed, those opinions may not exactly rule him out of the blockbuster game for good, as there’s one badass hero he still wants to do justice: Black Widow. Speaking with IGN, Whedon... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
He helmed the first two Avengers movies before leaving the Marvel cinematic universe, but it appears that Joss Whedon hasn’t ruled out returning to the superhero world as he told IGN that he would potentially be up for directing a stand-alone Black Widow movie.
“If somebody pointed to me and said, ‘you want to make a Black Widow movie?’ the answer would be ‘Duh'”, he said to the website.
“For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound and so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision. When you get into your Superman territory it’s harder to maintain that sort of gritty action that the Russo brothers do so beautifully. And she’s got that kind of thing…and really do a spy thriller, really do a good, paranoid sort »
- Paul Heath
Wonder Woman is a movie which has been stuck in development hell for years now, with Warner Bros. seemingly reluctant to move forward with a female led superhero blockbuster after seeing the way the likes of Catwoman and Elektra flopped. Finding the right story also always seemed to be a challenge for them, too, and not even Joss Whedon could talk them into making it.
However, when it came time to announce a DC Films slate, there was no way that Wonder Woman couldn’t be included, especially now that moviegoers are crying out for more diversity in these comic book adaptations. So, after taking on a key role in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, next summer will see the Amazonian warrior step up to the plate for her first big screen solo outing.
It’s long overdue, but still a risky movie in some ways. Should it for some reason fail, »
- Josh Wilding
Simon Brew Jul 26, 2016
Avengers director Joss Whedon talked to IGN during the recent San Diego Comic-Con about a potential Black Widow film, and what's more has now expressed interest in directing the solo big screen adventure. It's important to note that the Black Widow solo film hasn't been officially announced, although Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige recently hinted that the film would be coming along after phase three.
Whedon, who previously worked on an unproduced Wonder Woman film for DC, championed the potential film in the interview, which will perhaps turn some heads over at Marvel and get the productiong moving.
"If somebody pointed to me and said, ‘you want to make a Black Widow movie?’ the answer would be ‘Duh'", he said.
"For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and »
"Avengers" director Joss Whedon is keen to return to the Marvel Studios fold, to direct a "Black Widow" solo feature, starring actress Scarlett Johansson, reprising her role as Russian female spy 'Natasha Romanoff':
"I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound," said Whedon, "so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like 'Thor' or 'The Vision'.
"When you get into your ‘Superman’ territory it’s harder to maintain the gritty action that the Russo brothers do so brilliantly and she’s got that kind of thing...
"...do a good, paranoid, ‘John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. That would be really fun."
"Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. She works really hard...spends most of her time cracking me up, so it would be a fun shoot."
Johansson's Black Widow currently appears on screen in Marvel Studios »
- Michael Stevens
Joss Whedon seems to be part of the furniture at Comic-Con, and while he didn’t have a movie to promote, he was in San Diego nonetheless this weekend, sitting down for an hour-long Q&A in Hall H. And the writer/director didn’t disappoint. Whedon mostly fielded softballs from the crowd, except for one query in particular […]
The post Joss Whedon Talks The “Devolving” Nature Of Current Blockbusters, Would Direct Black Widow Movie, More appeared first on The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Filmmaker Joss Whedon checked out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe last year with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the director subsequently saying at the time he has little desire to tackle superheroes again.
In subsequent months he's softened his stance a little, indicating he would be curious about a female-led superhero film, and speaking with IGN at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend he revealed that should a solo "Black Widow" film be made, his hand would definitely be up:
"If somebody pointed to me and said, 'You want to make a Black Widow movie?' the answer would be 'Duh.' For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound and so it's the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision.
When you get into your Superman territory it's harder to maintain that sort of »
- Garth Franklin
Though Joss Whedon was instrumental in helping develop the unstoppable behemoth that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has never really felt destined for a lifetime of making big Hollywood movies. He has always seemed more at home as a behind-the-scenes creative type, a TV guru or a passionate auteur making adaptations like Much Ado About Nothing. His two big goes at the blockbuster game, The Avengers and... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Having made a “completely clean break” from Marvel following Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon revealed back in May that he could be tempted back to the McU for a female-driven Avengers film, and now he’s suggested that the lure of a Black Widow movie could also be too much for him to resist.
“I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound, so it’s the kind of action that I got to do less of with somebody like Thor or The Vision,” said Whednon in an interview with IGN.”When you get into your Superman territory it’s harder to maintain the gritty action that the Russo brothers do so brilliantly and she’s got that kind of thing and [you can] really do a spy thriller. Like really do a good, paranoid, ‘John le Carré on crack’ sort of thing. That would be really fun. Scarlett Johansson is just delightful. »
- Gary Collinson
Joss Whedon was at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and spoke about the idea of making a Black Widow solo film with Scarlett Johansson. As a fun bonus, a Marvel panel revealed a never-before-seen McU screentest he directed. While The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron were big hits at the box office, not everyone was a fan of where Whedon took Natasha's story in the sequel film. But if Marvel wanted him to lead her solo film (our own Donna Dickens suggests setting her up for a Bourne-like franchise), he'd be there. Speaking to IGN.com at Sdcc, the idea of Black Widow was broached once again: “Well if somebody pointed to me and said, ‘You want to make a Black Widow movie?’ the answer would be ‘Duh!’ For two reasons: I think that character really is very interesting and very earthbound and so it’s the kind of »
- Jill Pantozzi
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