History Creator / JossWhedon

18th Mar '17 11:57:46 AM nombretomado
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* HollywoodAtheist: Malcolm Reynolds is deeply bitter against God/Christianity after losing a war. NathanFillion himself stated that Mal is actually a {{Naytheist}} who's pissed off after the Serenity Valley.
** Whedon himself is an interesting case. He says he can't bring himself to believe in a god, but he's actually very bothered by that.

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* HollywoodAtheist: Malcolm Reynolds is deeply bitter against God/Christianity after losing a war. NathanFillion Creator/NathanFillion himself stated that Mal is actually a {{Naytheist}} who's pissed off after the Serenity Valley.
** Whedon himself is an interesting case. He says he can't bring himself to believe in a god, but he's actually very bothered by that.
Valley.
26th Feb '17 7:15:25 PM themisterfree
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His GameShow counterpart is Creator/JayWolpert, while his WesternAnimation counterpart is Creator/GregWeisman.
30th Dec '16 11:03:31 PM AustinCarver13
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* Bathos: He often follows up a tragic or serious scene with a joke for comic effect. He even provides the page quote!

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* Bathos: {{Bathos}}: He often follows up a tragic or serious scene with a joke for comic effect. He even provides the page quote!
30th Dec '16 11:02:55 PM AustinCarver13
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* Bathos: He often follows up a tragic or serious scene with a joke for comic effect. He even provides the page quote!
20th Dec '16 1:36:42 PM Xtifr
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'''Joseph Hill Whedon''' (born June 23, 1964) is a scriptwriter, director, [[TheCameo cameo]] actor, television producer through his famed MutantEnemy production company, ComicBook author, and -- as of his appearance on ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' -- a singer. He is best known for his work on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/{{Angel}}'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork famously-]][[TheFireflyEffect cancelled]] cult hit ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', [[TheMovie its motion picture]] ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Coming from a family of talented writers, Joss is also notable for often being called one of the first ''third''-generation television writers.

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'''Joseph Joseph Hill Whedon''' Whedon (born June 23, 1964) is a scriptwriter, director, [[TheCameo cameo]] actor, television producer through his famed MutantEnemy production company, ComicBook author, and -- as of his appearance on ''Radio/ThisAmericanLife'' -- a singer. He is best known for his work on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/{{Angel}}'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', the [[ScrewedByTheNetwork famously-]][[TheFireflyEffect cancelled]] cult hit ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', [[TheMovie its motion picture]] ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Coming from a family of talented writers, Joss is also notable for often being called one of the first ''third''-generation television writers.
7th Oct '16 12:28:38 PM AustinCarver13
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (co-writer)

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' (co-writer)(co-writer - UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination for Best Original Screenplay)
4th Oct '16 10:23:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CastTheExpert: The casting of ballet dancer Creator/SummerGlau in an episode of ''Angel'' and hiring Tony Award-winning Hinton Battle as a choreographer and as the dancing demon Sweet in ''Buffy'''s [[MusicalEpisode "Once More With Feeling."]]



* CreatorBreakdown: Of a sort. Closed his Twitter account three days after the release of ''Avengers: Age of Ultron''. After it was speculated that his departure resulted from criticisms regarding the film, particularly the controversial Banner/Natasha subplot, Whedon [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/joss-whedon-on-leaving-twitter denied that he left because of the backlash]], but because he wanted to go to a "quiet place":
-->'''Whedon''': I just thought, Wait a minute, if Iím going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place. And [Twitter] is the least quiet place Iíve ever been in my life.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: If Buffy and Firefly are anything to go by.

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: If Buffy ''Buffy'' and Firefly ''Firefly'' are anything to go by.



* OldShame:
** The unaired ''Buffy'' pilot. It's on Youtube if anyone's interested. Also, the film.
--->'''IGNFF''': Is the presentation ever going to make it to DVD?\\
'''Whedon''': Not while there is strength in these bones.\\
'''IGNFF''': Well, I mean, it's one of the most heavily bootlegged things on the Internet.\\
'''Whedon''': Yeah. It sucks on ass.\\
'''IGNFF''': Yeah, it does, but it's sort of that archival, historical perspective...\\
'''Whedon''': Yeah, [[IWillShowYouX I've got your historical perspective]].
** ''Film/AlienResurrection'', which was supposedly [[PoesLaw written as a parody]]. Needless the say, the irony blew up in his face -- and not for the last time, either. "[[Film/XMen1 The same thing that happens to everything else]]", indeed.
** Joss doesn't have fond memories of ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''. The eponymous star was apparently on [[ThePrimadonna her worst behavior]], and the whole crew bore the brunt of it.
** He's hinted that he's done a bit more uncredited script edits than anyone is aware of, which turned out so badly that it's going to stay that way.
* ProductionPosse: Some actors achieved a "hat trick" of appearing as [[YouLookFamiliar different characters]] in three of his series. The most notable of these actors is JonathanMWoodward. Not only did Woodward appear in three of Whedon's shows (Holden Webster in ''Buffy''; Knox in ''Angel'' and Tracy in ''Firefly''), his character [[ChronicallyKilledActor died in each instance.]]
** For a longer list, see MutantEnemy.
** Carlos Jacott, best known for [[spoiler:shooting Bill Henrickson]] in the finale of ''Series/BigLove'', played the smarmy villain Ken in the ''Buffy'' episode "Anne". He would later appear on ''Angel'' ("Bachelor Party") and ''Firefly'' ("Serenity").
** Creator/AmyAcker (''Angel'') and Alan Tudyk (''Firefly'') both resurfaced on ''Dollhouse'' after the demise of their respective shows. The former would later be cast in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', Whedon's ''MuchAdoAboutNothing'' and ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.''
** Creator/FeliciaDay was in ''Buffy'', ''Dr. Horrible'' and ''Dollhouse''.
** Creator/AdamBaldwin and GinaTorres were salvaged from ''Firefly'' to play villains on ''Angel''. Creator/MorenaBaccarin was slated to appear (also as a baddie), but Fox execs [[ExecutiveVeto nixed the idea]]. And, of course, NathanFillion was the recurring villain [[SinisterMinister Caleb]] in ''Buffy'''s last season.
*** Additionally, if one wanted to play Six Degrees of Adam Baldwin, he also appeared on TimMinear's short-lived thriller ''Series/TheInside''.
** AlexisDenisof is a frequent collaborator. In addition to playing Wesley on ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and Senator Daniel Perrin in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', he had a surprise voiceover in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' as The Other, and is Benedick in Whedon's ''MuchAdoAboutNothing''.
** Creator/JeremyRenner, who plays Hawkeye in ''The Avengers'', played a baddie on ''Angel'' way back in 2000.
** Gnarl, one of The Gentleman, the Ubervamp, and the Prince of Lies were all the same guy: Camden Toy.
** Andy Umberger was D'Hoffryn on ''Buffy'', a crazy psychosurgeon on ''Angel'', and an Alliance Captain in the ''Firefly'' pilot.
** Creator/EnverGjokaj - Victor in ''Dollhouse'' - had a cameo in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' as a police officer.
** Drew Goddard, director and co-writer of ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. He previously worked as a writer for ''Buffy'' and ''Angel'' and had a {{cameo}} in ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' as a member of The Evil League of Evil. Like Whedon, he now has his own [[ComicBook/DareDevil TV]] and [[Film/SinisterSix cinematic]] pockets of the Marvel Universe to play in.
** TimMinear, who worked on series such as ''Angel'', ''Firefly'', and ''Dollhouse'' as well as being the creator of ''Series/{{Drive}}'' which starred NathanFillion.
** Creator/JaneEspenson, who wrote for ''Buffy'' (including the comics), ''Angel'', and ''Firefly''. Joss made a {{cameo}} in her series ''Husbands''.
** Creator/NathanFillion, Mal in ''Firefly'', Caleb in Season 7 of ''Buffy'', Captain Hammer in ''Dr. Horrible'' and Dogberry in his 2012 adaptation of "MuchAdoAboutNothing".
** Tom Lenk, who played Andrew Wells in "Buffy" and "Angel" and also Verges in "Much Ado About Nothing".



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: To many the TropeCodifier, after how Fox under-supported and then cancelled ''Firefly''.
** His earlier scuffles with the WB, too.



* TrollingCreator: Regularly [[KillTheCutie kills]] or [[BreakTheCutie emotionally tortures]] sweet lovable characters in his works. Also regularly lampshaded for laughs.
-->'''Creator/NeilPatrickHarris:''' You do kill a lot of women.\\
'''Joss Whedon:''' Hey, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny my personal life is not on trial here]].
** He gloriously trolls the ''[[Franchise/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' fanbase with [[spoiler: the final scene]] in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. [[spoiler: As Captain America welcomes the Avengers' newest recruits, he triumphantly says [[AvengersAssemble "Avengers, a-"]] right before getting cut off by the end credits.]] What makes it even more hilarious is that prior to the film's release, Joss had confirmed that the movie was "one minute shorter" than [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the first installment]].



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** A particularly potent one, for comic books fans and companies alike: before he was attached to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Whedon was writing a ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'' movie for Creator/DCComics. [=DC=] passed on it, he got the Avengers job from Kevin Feige, and the rest is history. Imagine how much [=DC=] must be kicking themselves. Whedon ultimately cast his Wonder Woman as SHIELD agent Maria Hill, and she did get to play the character, [[WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie eventually]].
** He had an idea for a crossover between CaptainAmerica and [[Comicbook/TheAuthority Jenny Sparks]], but was never able to make it happen.
12th Sep '16 9:54:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Many kinds of badass.
** BadassAdorable: Willow, Fred, Kaylee, Kitty.
** BadassNormal: Xander, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Coulson
** BadassLongcoat: Angel, Spike, Mal, Nick Fury
** BadassBookworm: Wesley, Willow, Giles, Simon, Shepard Book
** CulturedBadass: Inara Serra, Rupert Giles, Wesley
** LittleMissBadass: River, Buffy, the Slayer Army, Echo
** BadassCrew: Crew of ''Serenity'', the Scooby Gang, Team Angel, The Avengers
** BadassPreacher: They call him a shepherd, but that's what Book is.
12th Sep '16 9:52:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Atheism}}: Whedon is rather hardline about this, but on the other hand, he ''is'' capable of writing religious characters without letting his own beliefs influence him.
** Steve "ComicBook/CaptainAmerica" Rogers in ''The Avengers'' states his belief that "There's only one God", but that's pretty much the ''only'' thing the other Avengers don't make fun of him for.
*** Though he also admits that Hulk's "Puny god" moment was more fun than it should have been for him to make, and he gives Loki the analogy [[TakeThat "as pathetic as a child at prayer."]]
** [[{{Series/Firefly}} Shepherd Book]] is a friendly, open-minded Christian as well as a deep, well-rounded character.
1st Sep '16 12:24:32 AM despoa
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* KillEmAll: Discussed in [[http://screenrant.com/joss-whedon-avengers-2-nolan-dc-movies-characters/ one of his interviews]]. Whether he's joking or not is ambiguous, considering his reputation for killing off beloved characters.

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* KillEmAll: Discussed in [[http://screenrant.com/joss-whedon-avengers-2-nolan-dc-movies-characters/ one of his interviews]]. Whether he's joking or not is ambiguous, considering his reputation for killing off beloved characters.interviews]] on what he would do if he were to direct a third Avengers movie.
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