EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Joss Whedon on Buffy Comics, Cabin in the Woods and a Tiny Bit on The Avengers

In this exclusive interview with Joss Whedon he discusses the end of season 8 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, as well as the horror film he produced, The Cabin in the Woods, and a very brief mention of The Avengers.

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By EdGross - 9/6/2010
MEDIA GEEK: Since Buffy Season 8 is coming to a close and there will be a hiatus between Season 8 and 9, I wonder if you were able to evolve the Buffy story further.

JOSS WHEDON: It has, but it’s also been a question of planning our footing in terms of what do people expect from a comic book that’s a licensed product. You know, how much of it has to be comic book, how much of it needs to be the show? It’s been a crazy journey, and we’re going to have a new paradigm for season nine, and I think that’s going to be the case for all seasons – the same as it was on the show. Right now I’m trying desperately to get some work out so Scott Allie [at Dark Horse] doesn’t have an aneurysm.



MEDIA GEEK: Is your heart still into the comic?

JOSS WHEDON: I love crafting it and getting it where it’s going, and when I have time I love writing issues. But it’s a little tough right now, and Dark Horse is taking it on the chin a little bit; I’m struggling so much, because I have this other little thing [The Avengers].

MEDIA GEEK: You’ve produced the horror film Cabin in the Woods, the release date of which is on hold because of the MGM bankruptcy situation. How frustrating is that?

JOSS WHEDON: Well, we’ll see how it all pans out, but it’s not exactly champagne. I’m actually really cranky about James Bond – I’m like, “You’ve got a good one, keep going…”

MEDIA GEEK: What’s the power of Cabin in the Woods?

JOSS WHEDON: It’s an old fashioned horror movie, it does involve young people going out into a cabin in the woods, which is never a good idea, but it’s also me and Drew Goddard sitting around with our thoughts about why we love these movies, and what’s weird about them and what’s awesome, and I think it’s very original. I would like for America to see it, or even a small portion of America, but we’ll see if they get to keep their release date when we see who owns them. It was supposed to be in January.



MEDIA GEEK: Bearing The Avengers in mind, I guess asking if you have anything in the hopper…

JOSS WHEDON: The hopper is on hold.

MEDIA GEEK: Is it thrilling to put yourself into this one project?

JOSS WHEDON: It is, it’s nice. It took a lot of weight off my shoulders, because one thing about self-producing is, A, it’s not particularly lucrative, and B you know, you carry all this stuff, and you’re trying to think about, what should I be concentrating on? In the case of something like Dr. Horrible, it’s musicals, so I’m wondering what muscle am I supposed to be flexing right now? But the moment I got the Avengers, a great deal of that fell away. I know exactly what I have to do every time I wake up, and for a little while, that’s a nice thing.
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TANKGIRL - 9/6/2010, 9:52 AM
i miss buffy days

team buffy

BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 9/6/2010, 9:53 AM
Joss Whedon is a great writer, I just finished watching Angel, epic and classic
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 9:57 AM
@tankgirl
Hell yeah TEAM BUFFY! If she was real I'd give her anything if she'd kill that sparklypire known as Edward cullen.
Osiris - 9/6/2010, 9:57 AM
The Buffy comics rule, and that Cabin in the woods picture reminds me of Cabin Fever, which was a horrible movie.
blah - 9/6/2010, 10:23 AM
i want to see cabin in the woods, and any monster flick/sci fi thriller/ killer animal flicks that are made and made well. we need more of these type of films, i think most people like to be scared a little and the horror movies they make now adays mostly are action films, like the resident evil films. i say remake resident evil like the first game and make it scary, lets see a underworld the origins of corvinus,or the creature from the black lagoon,or island of dr moreau,or a splice sequel,or steve altens the loch, or just some good old unique scary films, besides slasher 3d slow motions action cheesy comedy crap films.
TANKGIRL - 9/6/2010, 10:53 AM
SS @ HELL YEAH KILL EDWARD CULLEN
iconstatic - 9/6/2010, 11:04 AM
@Starsapphire

They need to make crossover movie where Blade obliterates the entire cast of Twilight. Except Jacob. He had nice abs.

I wish Whedon well on the Avengers. I think he deserves a good rebound after Serenity and Dollhouse.
Angelus - 9/6/2010, 11:20 AM
Buffy the vampire slayer is without a doubt one of the greatest tv series ever. Angel was good too. If there ever was a god, she/he/it would look like Joss Whedon.

BMP!
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 11:30 AM
@tankgirl
TANKGIRL - 9/6/2010, 11:50 AM
SS @ A MAJOR LOL
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 11:55 AM
If I directed Twilight I would have at the last moment Dean Winchester burst into the room and do this to Edward:

:D
JoshWilding - 9/6/2010, 11:57 AM
Once again, amazing work Ed! :) Cabin in the Woods sounds great and I really hope it ends up getting released...anything that Whedon does is pure brilliance IMO and I'm sure both that and The Avengers will be no different!
TANKGIRL - 9/6/2010, 12:02 PM
Starsapphire LOVE YA JUST HILARIOUS

JOSH @ ME TOO I FOUND HIM EXCELLENT WRITER BUT DOESNT HAVE DIRECTING IMO
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 12:09 PM
@tankgirl
and I luv ya too. :D
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 12:11 PM
What I would have done if I was in Twilight:
TANKGIRL - 9/6/2010, 12:39 PM
Starsapphire ME TOO XOXO
Voltage101 - 9/6/2010, 12:40 PM
Joss Whedon is really really good at what he does. I watched the first 3 seasons of Buffy, and now I am halfway through Season 4 of Angel. Mannn is it good! I urge everyone on here to watch Angel :D
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 12:43 PM
@tankgirl
HUG! *hugs* XOXO
6of13 - 9/6/2010, 12:44 PM
Blade is awesome. Angelus is awesome. And while we are on the subject of Buffy and co, how about Charisma Carpenter for Wonder Woman?

TANKGIRL - 9/6/2010, 12:51 PM

Starsapphire LOL
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 1:01 PM
whats better than blade killing Edward? THIS:
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and this
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:D
iconstatic - 9/6/2010, 1:20 PM
Charisma Carpenter is too old and a tad too D-list for Wonder Woman. If we're going with an unknown, it should be someone younger.

@Starsapphire
Gurl. STOP. You're cracking me up!
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 1:26 PM
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED BY MY TWILIHT MOCKERY!
superdog - 9/6/2010, 2:04 PM
I enjoy the Buffy the comics but the frustrating thing is since he does have so many projects at a time it would be minus before a new Buffy or angel issue came out. Very frustrating.

Great interview ed
Magicfingers - 9/6/2010, 2:29 PM
@Starsapphire- LMAO Girl, you kill me.
F@#$ Edward, PETER CULLEN FTW! HAHAHAHAHA
patriautism - 9/6/2010, 2:30 PM
I really enjoyed the season 8 comics.
Especially all the lesbian sex.
Batmanknight - 9/6/2010, 2:32 PM
I used to really like the Buffy show but I've never read the comic. I always hoped they make an actual good movie out of it.

By the way guys if you get the chance check out my Batman story by clicking the pic below

DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 2:33 PM
Honest truth: Before I was a comic book fan I was a huge Twilight fan. SEE! The Twilight virus can be cured. :D
patriautism - 9/6/2010, 2:47 PM
I don't see why anyone would like Twilight.
I tried to read the first one, but the writing was just horrid. It read like awful fanfiction,
Although I did read her other book The Host, and surprisingly enjoyed it.
Magicfingers - 9/6/2010, 2:52 PM
@6of13- Well, she does have the tits for it... lol :P
Seriously, I loved Charisma Carpenter on Buffy and Angel. SO F@#$ING HOOOOOT!!!
Magicfingers - 9/6/2010, 3:03 PM
@Starsapphire- Honest truth: I've also read the Twilight books. Before people start hating on me, let me explain.
1.) I was told by a lovely young woman that they were a good read and that I'd enjoy them.
2.) I thought she was cute and hoped to get in to her pants.
Unfortunately, neither of those things happened. DX
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 3:06 PM
@magic
That sucks. Both 1,2 and Twilight in general.
patriautism - 9/6/2010, 3:20 PM
Stephanie Meyer should go to jail for plagiarism.
She totally copied Roswell with Twilight.
Watch the first few episodes of Roswell or read the first Roswell High book and you will understand.
DaenerysTargaryen - 9/6/2010, 3:24 PM
@magic
your comment tought me that Twilight can prevent you from getting laid. ;)

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