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Joss Whedon and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Script: A Wonder Woman Story

One of the great pop culture white whales of recent years has been Joss Whedon's mysterious Wonder Woman script. As audiences begged for the iconic superheroine to hit the big screen, and Whedon's take was rejected, that rejected script became a symbol of Everything That's Wrong with Hollywood. It became a symbol of an All Boys' Club trying to keep superhero movies For Men Only. Turns out? That script was just bad. And also hella sexist.

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Joss Whedon Takes Over Directing Duties on Justice League Under the Most Heartbreaking Circumstances

I've absolutely wanted Joss Whedon to direct a DC film, but I would never have wanted it to happen like this. Whedon is taking over directing duties on Justice League, which is currently in post-production, from Zack Snyder. The reason? Snyder and his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, lost their 20-year-old daughter a couple of months ago to suicide, so Snyder has decided to step away from the film.

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Since Joss Whedon Doesn’t Know Who He Wants to Play Batgirl, We’ve Got Some Suggestions

Earlier today, we reported that Joss Whedon is still trying to figure out the kind of Batgirl he wants to bring to the big screen, and will settle on that before trying to find the right actor to match. That doesn't mean we have to wait. Now, you already know how much I would love to see Lindsey Morgan take the role. That said, here are some awesome ladies that would also be amazing contenders.

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Joss Whedon Just Crushed All Batgirl Casting Rumors but Had a Fun Suggestion

A totally serious one. I swear.

Noted geek Joss Whedon stopped by the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 premiere last night, and that gave him a chance to talk about his own upcoming comic book adaptation: the recently announced Batgirl movie. Ever since news of the upcoming movie broke, the rumor mill has been working overtime, already producing a casting theory, but Whedon took some time to crush that along with any others.

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If This Is Really Who’s Playing Batgirl, We Will Be Beyond Pumped

We had some huge news yesterday in that Joss Whedon will be writing, directing, and Executive Producing a Batgirl standalone film for Warner Bros. Now, more news is trickling out about the project, as well as a casting rumor based entirely on someone's Twitter behavior. Let's delve deep, you guys!

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Joss Whedon to Direct Standalone Batgirl Movie! Here Are My Very Mixed Feelings

If there's one area in which Warner Bros./DC Entertainment seems to be besting Marvel Entertainment it's in putting its solo female heroes front and center in their cinematic universe. Sure, Marvel has finally gotten around to a Captain Marvel movie, but DC has Wonder Woman coming out this summer, and a Batgirl movie currently in development, with a director who knows a thing or two about female, teen heroes. Joss Whedon is set to direct Barbara Gordon's first solo feature.

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Cover Reveal: Your First Look at Slayers & Vampires, an Unauthorized Oral History of BTVS and Angel

Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel includes compelling stories about the shows we’ve all grown to love so much.

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Things We Saw Today: Everybody Photoshopped Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Dog Into Everything and It’s All Amazing

If you want to spend the rest of your day looking at Lin-Manuel Miranda's dog, Tobi, photoshopped into a bunch of different photos, then look no further.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Right That a Buffy Revival Would Be a Bad Idea, But Not For the Reason She Thinks

Sarah Michelle Gellar, the actress who made Buffy Summers an icon (sorry, Kristy Swanson!), doesn't think that a Buffy revival a la Gilmore Girls or Twin Peaks is a good idea. She's not wrong. However, I'm not convinced it's because of the reason she gives.

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Things We Saw Today: Marvel Pulls Too-Mature Riri Williams Cover, Previews Interior Art That’s Way More Awesome

Yesterday, comics fans got into a bit of a tizzy (some of us got into a bigger tizzy than others) about a variant cover for the upcoming first issue of Invincible Iron Man featuring Riri Williams looking way too sexualized for a 15-year-old character. The cover was originally a store variant for Midtown Comics in NYC, and now Marvel and Midtown have decided to pull the cover.

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Joss Whedon Returns to Twitter, Promises Mark Ruffalo Will Do a Nude Scene If We Vote Against Trump

Joss Whedon quit Twitter a year ago, and no one knows why. Now he's back, and he's got a reason for his return: he wants to tell us to vote against Trump. And also, Mark Ruffalo will do a nude scene in his next movie if we all comply.

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An Open Letter to Michelle Rodriguez Re: [Re]Assignment

I'm writing to you, because I recently read about your response to criticism surrounding your upcoming film [Re]Assignment.

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Surviving on Table Scraps: When Will Women Control Their Own Stories in Hollywood?

The longer we wait, the hungrier we get.

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The Red Ledger: 3 MCU Moments That Highlight Black Widow’s Nuance and Badassery

Black Widow is a needed shot of estrogen in a male-dominated comics landscape, unique in many ways because she is a woman; she is able to use her her femininity and the stereotypes people expect of women to her advantage, and as a result, is an example of a feminism that can exploit from inside an established, patriarchal system. She plays the game better than anyone, because she has had little to no choice.

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Joss Whedon Said He’d Direct a Black Widow Movie If Asked. But … Are We Asking?

The Black Widow solo movie is still firmly in the realm of the hypothetical. But if, hypothetically, anyone asked Joss Whedon to direct it ... he would say yes. (But no one asked him. Like. No one.)

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Joss Whedon Talks Captain Marvel and His New Female-Driven Script

It's been a while since we had a totally original Joss Whedon movie, but, judging from some of his comments in recent interviews, something new is on the horizon. Speaking to The Wrap yesterday at the HeForShe Media Summit in Los Angeles, Whedon revealed a few details about the script he's working on now: “It is a story about a girl who goes through some unbelievable sh-t.”

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Chloe Bennet Comments on Marvel’s Lack of Connectivity

If you watch ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you know that they frequently allude to, or even incorporate, elements of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But is the reverse true? Not really.

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Joss Whedon Talks Avengers: Age of Ultron Regrets, Hints at Upcoming Projects

As part of Tribeca Film Festival's Talk series, Joss Whedon and Mark Ruffalo spoke last night in New York about Whedon's future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and their experiences working on Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whedon also dropped some exciting details about a new project of his, and, because he's a human in the year 2016, gushed about his enduring love for Hamilton.

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Joss Whedon Is Really Done With the Marvel Cinematic Universe

This hour-long panel that Joss Whedon did at Oxford has been making the internet rounds; it's quite dense, full of Whedon's honest observations on his own failures and the struggles that creative people face with having to change their work in order to suit the institutions that fund it.

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Things We Saw Today: Joss Whedon Confirms He’s Made a Clean Break From Marvel

In a recent interview, Joss Whedon confirmed that he won't be making any more movies with Marvel and that he knew he was going to stop once he was done with Age of Ultron. He also says that he won't be involved as a script doctor on any other films in the MCU because he wouldn't have time to focus on other projects. Whedon has spoken about creative burnout before, so it sounds like he's taking advantage of the break.

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