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The Age of Misanthropic Villains- Why Do We Like Them?

"The status is not quo. The world is a mess and I just need to rule it"

There’s a lot to lament about Fantastic 4’s financial and critical failure but to my mind its greatest disappointment was easily its villain, Victor Von Doom (Toby Kebbell) simply because his character had the most wasted potential. Early on, Victor argues that, though inter-dimensional exploration may hold the key to saving humanity, maybe humanity doesn’t deserve to be saved. Maybe we, as a species, have done so much wrong that we deserve annihilation.

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The Avengers Extended Family Includes Whedonverse Favorites In This Fantastic Fan Mashup

Whedon-verse, unite!

Joss Whedon is one of the biggest names in nerd culture. The number of films and TV shows he's been involved in is vast. So what better way to commemorate that than to combine some of his most iconic characters into one picture?

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Singing Plants and Sweet Transvestites: Top 10 Best Geeky Musicals

Once More With Feeling

Comic books, science-fiction dystopias, and B-movies of the 1960s are not obvious subjects for Broadway musicals, but geek culture and the Great White Way have intersected with surprising frequency throughout the years. A few weeks ago, ABC announced a new musical comedy Galavant which promises to satirize medieval legends and the knight’s quest. In honor of Galavant, here is a countdown of my top 10 geek musicals.

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Are You Ready To Get Really Excited About A Tiny Piece of Information on Dr. Horrible 2?

it's time to play the music

Muster your hopes, Dr. Horrible fans, for this post may provide a brief moment of happiness, followed by realistically coming to term with the fact that that status quo hasn't really changed.

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Joss Whedon Talks About Wonder Woman, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, and Original Work on the Saturn Awards Red Carpet

We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

Joss Whedon's unique movies essentially won the 2013 Saturn Awards last week, but he also had a few things to say on the red carpet that were of interest.  Whedon talked with Crave Online Interviewer William Bibbiani about The Avengers Saturn Award nominations, how it feels to have such a successful superhero movie under his belt, and how he views the X-Men: Days of Future Past Quicksilver versus his own Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch for The Avengers 2. In doing so, Whedon revealed that the two Avengers newcomers will be "a huge part" of the next film.

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Nathan Fillion Reveals Why He Hasn’t Played a Marvel Superhero Yet

Cautiously Optimistic

It seems like we're not getting any more Firefly, but that doesn't mean we can't see Nathan Fillion and Joss Whedon team up again, does it? Nathan Fillion has been involved in multiple superhero projects in his time, from playing Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog to voicing DC's Green Lantern in various Justice League and Green Lantern cartoons. But given the many Big Damn Heroes Fillion has played, it's surprising he has never portrayed a Marvel Superhero, especially considering his friendship with Whedon.  It turns out, Fillion has thought about the prospect of a Marvel role, and recently answered an inquiry about it in an interview for Pixar's Monsters University.

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Guys, I Think Firefly Is Officially Corpsified. Joss Whedon & Nathan Fillion Weigh In.

i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

Browncoats have continually held out hope they would get more of their beloved Firefly. Is it time to let go? See what Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion recently had to say on the subject and decide for yourself.

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Nathan Fillion Is A Smooth-Talking Jerk Of A Monster In This Monsters University Clip

Fashion for Nonhumans

Looks like Nathan Fillion is putting a little Captain Hammer into his Monsters University role. (via Geek Girl Diva) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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There’s Much Ado About Joss Whedon’s 2013 Schedule: S.H.I.E.L.D., Dr. Horrible, Avengers


The Avengers sequel may not be in theaters until 2015 but that doesn't mean Joss Whedon isn't already working on it. Besides that, the director has a good deal on his plate including releasing Much Ado About Nothing to the masses this summer, launching S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, and perhaps starting work on the follow-up to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. How does he plan to do it all? 

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Dr. Horrible Actors and Writers (Including Nathan Fillion) Livetweeted its TV Debut

Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

Last night marked the television debut of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible, and while I think it's safe to say that the majority of its target audience had already seen it once or five times, it airing on TV is still pretty cool. Not as cool, though, as the fact that stars Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day, as well as writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, livetweeted the West coast viewing. (Where were you, Neil Patrick Harris?!) Fillion fans, please note: He doesn't like it when you yell "The hammer is my penis" at him in the street. Check out the Tweets under the jump.

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Dr. Horrible Is On TV Tonight And Felicia Day Thinks That’s Awesome

Assuming Direct Control

Is it safe to say that everyone reading this website has already seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Joss Whedon's musical web series starring Neil Patrick Harris? If not, tonight's your chance! It's set to air for the first time on network television tonight on the CW and star Felicia Day thinks the event is a huge accomplishment for web series. But what did she have to say about the sequel? Read on to find out! 

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Things We Saw Today: Dr. Horrible Coming to Television

Things We Saw Today

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog comes to real television, not just your computer screen, in a couple weeks. (Entertainment Weekly)

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Things We Saw Today: What Bane’s Mask Almost Looked Like

Things We Saw Today

Here's a page from The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy that shows us what Bane's mask almost looked like. I don't know about you, but I think he would have been infinitely more terrifying, albeit out of place in the Nolanverse, with his eyes covered. (via Blastr.)

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Things We Saw Today: Green Lantern Merida

Things We Saw Today

Amy Mebberson (you may remember her Pocket Princesses) is busy as a bee at Comic-Con right now but still found time to make some posts on her tumblr. Here's a sketch she did of Brave's Merida as a Green Lantern! And it was so popular, she made her a Blue Lantern next! 

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Joss Whedon Sings In His Musical Theatrical Debut! [VIDEO]

Today in Awesome

We know creator Joss Whedon isn't a stranger to musicals. He made Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog during the Writers Guild of America strike, as well as the musical episode of his series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But Whedon himself hasn't been caught singing (at least in public)...until now. In a live episode of This American Life, Whedon bravely took the stage to not only sing but play the piano to give us a rendition of a song from Commentary! The Musical, the commentary track from Dr. Horrible. I don't think he'd make it past the auditions on American Idol but he's not so bad and he does have is his trademark humor and a lot of heart.

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You Can Own the Cutest Dr. Horrible Plushie

If you need something to cling to while you wait for the coming sequel to everyone's favorite sing-along, blog-based musical, Dr. Horrible, this adorable little plushie should suffice. For only thirty bucks on -- as always -- purveyor of weird things Etsy, you can own this 11-inch-tall huggable version of your favorite accidental murderer with an awkward vlog. Check out more pictures below.

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Joss Whedon Promises: New Dr. Horrible Soon, For Real, No Backsies

And So It Begins

Well, at least we're hoping the no backsies part was implied. Joss Whedon is a busy man, what with making The Avengers, filming an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing on his vacation time, writing an entire screenplay for Cabin in the Woods and another movie (In Your Eyes) at some point and promising Warren Ellis that they'd finally make that Wastelanders series that they've been talking about for years... So on top of all that, Whedon says, this summer is when the next installment of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is going to happen.

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Things We Saw Today: A Deadpool Pencil Cup

Things We Saw Today

In case you were looking for one, there it is! Available at Entertainment Earth. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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You Can Thank Joss Whedon’s Wife For His Whedon-Cast Shakespeare Film

This Exists... Because of A Lady

We brought you details yesterday of the breaking news that Joss Whedon had somehow found the time to film an adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing even though he'd be occupied making The Avengers film for Marvel. We here at The Mary Sue suspected he was in possession of a Time Turner but it seems as though we have Whedon's generous wife to thank for his extra time. Read on for all the details, information from the cast and the first set photos! 

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Joss Whedon And Warren Ellis Join For A Non-Sing-Along Web Series

And Fansplosions Abound

It was announced last year that Joss Whedon and Warren Ellis would be teaming up for a web series. There was a slight hiccup in the plans of course, Whedon was asked to direct The Avengers (which, from what we've seen so far, seems like a good move). With months of production and post-production still left to go on the Marvel series, Whedon wants to make sure we know he hasn't forgetting about the web series with the comic scribe.

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