I don’t think it’s a perfect movie. I don’t even think it’s a great movie. I think it’s a great time, and I’m proud of it, but for me, what was exciting is that people don’t go to see a movie that many times unless it’s pulling on something from within, unless there’s a need there. That’s very gratifying.
The long-awaited follow-up to the 2008 made-for-Internet hit “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” is still very much in the works, Whedon assures. He hopes to get it into production “within the next year,” Whedon said Tuesday.
One of the major hold-ups to producing the follow-up has been the fact that Whedon keeps “employing the people who will work on it” in other capacities, he noted.
Joss Whedon said they haven’t decided how they’ll handle distribution of the follow-up but intend to take a “media-agnostic” approach to the production.
S.H.I.E.L.D. will be written by Whedon and frequent collaborators, his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Joss Whedon also is set to direct the pilot, schedule permitting. Production on the pilot, which marks the first live-action Marvel TV project to get a green light, will start immediately.Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Tancharoen executive produce with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb.
It will be unveiled on September 8th at the Toronto International Film Festival (X)
Here’s a highlight from the programmer’s notes:
Elizabethan theatre may seem a peculiar choice for the genre revisionist who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, but there are a number of elements in Shakespeare’s classic that clearly fall within Whedon’s oeuvre, the inspired repartee being only the most obvious. Shot in just twelve days on location in Whedon’s own Santa Monica home, this new Ado is a devilishly sharp celebration of banter and flirtation, unruly plots and unlikely romance, a timeless comedy brought deftly to life by its cast of trained Shakespeareans and notable members of Whedon’s unofficial stock company. Whedon calls Shakespeare’s play “a deconstruction of the idea of love” — but you could also just call it a good time and be done with it.