How To Make Black Widow Truly Awesome, According To Richard K. Morgan

Black Widow’s rise to badassery arguably began in 2004, when Richard K. Morgan wrote a miniseries that revamped her backstory and gave her a much stronger inner life. And now that we’re all talking about Black Widow in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Morgan has some thoughts about how to achieve her full… » 5/08/15 12:07pm 5/08/15 12:07pm

At Last, There’s A Movie That Makes The Avengers Truly Larger Than Life

The first Avengers movie was the first film to capture the scale and vibrancy of a comic book on screen. The sequel, Age of Ultron, marks a smaller but still significant advance: This is the first movie to make superheroes feel larger than normal people... by getting more personal. Here’s our spoiler-free review. » 5/01/15 8:15am 5/01/15 8:15am

Joss Whedon Bummed That Marvel Brought Agent Coulson Back From The Dead

“Coulson lives!” was the excited cry from many Marvel movie fans when they learned that Agent Phil Coulson would be resurrected for the TV show Agents of SHIELD. But not everyone was a fan of bringing Coulson back, including director Joss Whedon, who felt it took “some of the punch out of” his Avengers movie. » 4/22/15 3:40pm 4/22/15 3:40pm

Author Suing Joss Whedon, Claims Cabin In The Woods Is Based On His Book

The Cabin in the Woods was one of the most original takes on the "kids encounter scary things in the woods" story that we've seen in ages, but one man is claiming that it's not original at all. Author Peter Gallagher is suing the filmmakers, claiming that the film is infringing on his 2006 novel The Little White Trip:… » 4/15/15 1:55pm 4/15/15 1:55pm

Watch Half the Cast of The Flash Sing "The Ballad of Serenity"

Jesse L. Martin isn't just a great actor — he's also an accomplished singer and writer. And he's teamed up with three other Flash actors, Carlos "Cisco" Valdes, Rick "Eddie Thawne" Cosnett, and Patrick "Captain Singh" Sabongui, to make The Letter Carrier, a short musical film about a black family in 1860 hiding in… » 3/26/15 5:00am 3/26/15 5:00am

The Exact Moment When Firefly Overcame My Considerable Skepticism

I'd love to pretend that I was a devotee of Joss Whedon's Firefly from the first moment I saw it. But I can't. I'd watched and enjoyed Buffy and Angel, but I was not sure what to make of this "space Western" show. As I watched, I scratched my head and maybe snarked a bit. Until this one moment happened. » 3/06/15 2:15pm 3/06/15 2:15pm

9 Reasons The Hulk Shouldn't Have His Own Movie (And 1 Why He Should)

Avengers: Age of Ultron contains approximately 1,000 characters that we're excited to see. But the biggest draw is probably still the Incredible Hulk. Ol' Jade Jaws has gotten a lease on life from the Avengers films. But we still have nine reasons why Hulk shouldn't get another solo film. (And one why he should.) » 2/02/15 10:08am 2/02/15 10:08am

Great Gift Ideas For The 10 Major Species Of Science Fiction Fan

Finding the perfect gift for the beloved fan in your life can be a major challenge — but the first step to success is to know what kind of fan you're dealing with. What does this person truly love, above all else? Once you know that, you're set. Here's our complete guide to gifts for 10 different species of fans. » 12/01/14 3:19pm 12/01/14 3:19pm

What Happens To The Marvel Cinematic Universe When Joss Whedon Leaves?

Marvel started making its own movies with Iron Man, but the quality control really got excellent starting with Captain America. Which happens to be around the time Joss Whedon came on board as a creative consultant. What happens to Marvel's movies when Whedon leaves? Nobody knows yet. But here's what we know so far. » 11/10/14 1:29pm 11/10/14 1:29pm

So You Want To Be A TV Writer? Showrunners Share Their Writing Secrets!

The "writers' room" of a television show is a magical place , where creativity flows and awesome ideas are generated. But how do you keep "the room" happy and focused? Some of the top showrunners, including Joss Whedon, share their secrets in this exclusive excerpt from the book Showrunners. » 9/02/14 12:49pm 9/02/14 12:49pm