I am one of those stupid people who goes to Comic-Con and knows very little about comics. I apologize for my ignorance, but if you came to Collider for comics coverage, you’re in the wrong place. Movies are our specialty, so at Joss Whedon’s panel for his comics label Dark Horse, I took note of everything he said that related to the cinematic arts, including the reveal that he is actively working on Dr. Horrible 2. Even without the comics, there’s still a lot to talk about. Ninety percent of the hour left Whedon up on stage alone to answer questions from fans who mostly have the same interests I do. Hit the jump for a bullet point recap.
This weekend Hero Complex in association with The Los Angeles Times hosted the third annual Hero Complex Film Festival. Highlights to which included a screening of Shaun of the Dead with Edgar Wright, Wall-E with director Andrew Stanton, A Clockwork Orange with Malcolm McDowell, and Robocop with Peter Weller.
Joss Whedon’s cult-favorite Serenity closed out the festival Sunday night. Star Nathan Fillion was on hand to discuss the film and its short-lived television predecessor Firefly. (I still maintain that show’s season/series finale “Objects in Space to be the finest piece of writing Whedon’s ever done.) In the post screening Q&A, Fillion reflected on reuniting with the cast for the film, reciting Whedon’s particular cadences and previews his role in another Whedon project/film: Much Ado About Nothing. For all this and more, hit the jump.
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.
One of the more interesting panels at this year’s Comic-Con is the “Girls Gone Genre” panel on Friday at 5-6pm in room 24ABC. That’s because the panel features a few of the women that have made it in an industry statistically dominated by men. Included on the panel are Felicia Day, Kathryn Immonen, Laeta Kalogridis, Melissa Rosenberg, Gail Simone, and Marti Noxon. All of them are writers, and some are writer/producers.
Anyway, to help promote the panel, I got to speak with Marti Noxon yesterday. As the screenwriter of the upcoming Fright Night remake and the currently shooting D.J. Caruso movie I Am Number Four, we covered how she got involved in both projects and what fans can expect with the remake of Fright Night.
Of course, we also talked about the other things she’s worked on like Dr. Horrible, Mad Men, the Comic-Con panel, and she also told me what it’s like to go around Comic-Con with Joss Whedon. If you’re interested in any of the projects I mentioned or just want to hear some great stories, hit the jump: