A lot of people don’t even know that Welsey Wyndam-Pryce Alexis Denisof was in The Avengers. But oh, he was. He played “The Other” in the first of The Avengers‘ post-feature scenes, but it was hard to tell it was him underneath the layers of intense alien costuming. Seeing as we always love us some Denisof, we were psyched to see he’d opened up to the press about his role in the film.
Joss Whedon is well known for re-using his favorite actors in multiple projects. We’ve seen crossover between Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible, Dollhouse, and most recently, The Cabin in the Woods (plus lots more). But what we were really hoping for was one of those oft-used actors to wind up in Marvel’s The Avengers. Well, it’s happened. We’ll narrow it down for you, this particular actor was on Buffy but Whedon has used the person elsewhere, too…
Joss Whedon, being King of the Fanpeople, inspires many a passionate opinion. Now, a female fan who on Youtube goes by “Sexy Nerd Girl,” has composed a rap about the wonders and joys of Joss Whedon and his creations to put said passion to work. She very quickly starts singing about her desire to get down and dirty with The Whedon to reinvent the meaning of “fangasm,” which makes things a bit uncomfortable for a minute. But c’mon, let’s be real. You know you’ve thought about it, too. And in the end she decides not to sleep with him, not because he’s married with kids, but because she wouldn’t want to risk their encounter backfiring and affecting the brilliance of his work.
She covers most of the prerequisite basis for entry into the Whedonverse–Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Toy Story, and even that song he wrote for The Lion King. If only she’d mentioned his work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
TV writer Jane Espenson, who has written for Buffy, Firefly, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, and, most recently, Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, has revealed via her Twitter account that a new web series spinoff of Torchwood will star perennial Joss Whedon favorite Eliza Dushku. The not-so-cryptic message?
We have faith in Torchwood: Web of Lies. … It’s tru; there’s an echo of my past work in #Torchwood: Web of Lies.
Get it? Faith from Buffy? Tru Calling (or even True Lies)? Echo from Dollhouse? All of them directly connected to Ms. Dushku? It’s not the most subtle hint, but way more fun than your typical announcement. Now, about this web series …