WILL JOSS WHEDON BE CROSSING OVER TO DC? With only a few days from debuting here in the United States, the excitement for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron couldn’t be more contained if Marvel mailed a FREE Avengers comic book to every household in America to keep that excitement at bay. However, seeing that we’ve waited this long for the rest of the world to see the movie, what’s a few more days?
In fact, there is a tinge of sadness knowing that this will be Whedon’s last Avengers movie. Although the first went so well with the fans, and the anticipation of the second is so overwhelming, I’m not sure Whedon fans like myself have yet to really think what’s next for Mutant Enemy Productions or Bellwether Pictures?
Many of us have been following Whedon for quite some time. For instance most of us that are familiar with Whedon’s work have experienced his television shows from beginning to end. Every one of his productions we’ve watched until the very end, which has saddened us all when it came time to say goodbye to the all the characters that have become part of our lives as we watched them grow and pass.
BUFFY The VAMPIRE SLAYER > 1997 – 2003
ANGEL > 1999 – 2004
FIREFLY > 2002
DOLLHOUSE > 2009 – 2010
Like anything else though, everything must come to an end at some point, and at the risk of sounding too philosophical, there is a brand new beginning to every end, which brings us right here: There might be a brand new beginning at DC for Joss. When asked [by MTV NEWS] last year about whether or not he likes what DC is doing, Whedon’s response (w/o batting an eye) was, “I like what they do when they get it right. When you get a Heath Ledger [performance], and ’Batman Begins,’ and those things that really grip you. That’s something nobody else is doing, and I like it. I want them to do what they’re doing.”
The question to all the rumors going around is whether or not he is at the very least considering the challenge? We’ll have to wait and see. Until then, we’ll be seeing you all this Thursday to catch our friend Joss Whedon’s final Avengers movie!