Comic-Con 2011: Joss Whedon’s Dark Horse Panel Recap; Talks THE AVENGERS and DR. HORRIBLE 2

     July 23, 2011

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Fan-favorite Joss Whedon took the stage for a full hour today to field questions from the fans. After receiving a standing ovation, a horde of audience members lined up behind the mic to get their burning questions answered. While most of them involved his work in the comics industry, Whedon did give a few soundbites about the future of Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and, of course, The Avengers. While there has been no progress on the cult favorite Firefly/Serenity, Whedon’s bitterness hasn’t subsided and neither has the fans’ vitriol at its unjust cancellation. However, there are some bits of news concerning his other projects you might want to read about. Hit the jump to check them out.

joss-whedon-imageAccording to Whedon, there are no plans for either a Serenity sequel or an animated Buffy series (though they have tried in the past). What he did confirm, however, was that a Dr. Horrible 2 is already in the works. Whedon commented that he has been working on his own songs for the sequel, but has decided to put his ego aside and go with songs the professionals have provided him with.

In The Avengers news, a fan asked Whedon about the differences between working in a fictional universe he’s created vs directing actors who have already established the personalities of pre-existing characters through their portrayals. Whedon responded:

“It’s not actually that different. You establish a good relationship with the actors and then work within the parameters of whatever the project is. It hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be. The characters in The Avengers mesh really well with all of their differences. The actors are having a great time working off of each other. The group of actors is actually a better team than The Avengers are.”

While it’s not much in the way of spoilers, it’s nice to see that the writer of the epic project shows such unforced confidence in not only his script, but his actors ability to bring it to life. Check out all our Avengers coverage here!

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