66 Facts About Joss Whedon

1. In 2008 Joss Whedon made waves with a new miniseries, Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, a musical comedy about an aspiring supervillain that was released online in three installments.

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2. In 1999 Joss Whedon introduced a spin-off series, Angel, which centred on the exploits of Buffy's star-crossed lover, a vampire with a soul who acted as a private detective in supernatural crime cases.

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3. Joss Whedon used as much of the Wonder Woman mythology as he could, which includes her only possession more ridiculous than the ability to talk to animals: the invisible jet.

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4. Joss Whedon eventually directed Smulders in his Avengers movies, so at least that worked out.

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5. Joss Whedon ended his post announcing that his involvement with Wonder Woman was over by saying, "Finally and forever: I never had an actress picked out, or even a consistent front-runner.

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6. Joss Whedon eventually convinced his writing partner to cut the scene.

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7. Joss Whedon wrote original spin-off material as well, such as the eight-issue limited series Fray, which takes place in the future of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe and features the Slayer Melaka Fray.

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8. Joss Whedon went on to tell Variety that he "was so beaten down by the process.

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9. Joss Whedon denied this in his interview with BuzzFeed News, commenting about how the real reason was because "I just thought, Wait a minute, if I'm going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place.

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10. Joss Whedon helped them re-envision the character as an action figure who isn't aware that he's a toy, and who therefore takes his job as an Intergalactic Space Ranger quite seriously.

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11. Joss Whedon was especially interested in Roseanne because, as he says in Newsweek, the show "had a feminist agenda.

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12. Joss Whedon became an even bigger name when he started directing and writing Marvel's The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) movies.

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13. Joss Whedon is an American screenwriter, film and television director, and film and television producer.

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14. Joss Whedon was married to the American film producer Kai Cole.

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15. Joss Whedon wrote the music and lyrics for "The Ballad of Serenity", Firefly's opening theme song.

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16. Joss Whedon founded Mutant Enemy Productions to produce Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and all of his subsequent shows were produced under the company.

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17. Joss Whedon got his first TV gig as a staff writer on Roseanne not long after moving to Los Angeles in the 80s.

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18. Joss Whedon lives with his wife, the artist Kai Cole, and their two children in Los Angeles.

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19. Joss Whedon is a clever man and he has such a strong theatrical sensibility.

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20. Joss Whedon has written, directed and produced a number of films and television series.

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21. Joss Whedon went on to say that America is "turning into Tsarist Russia".

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22. Joss Whedon has spoken about existentialism, explaining in detail how it, and more specifically Jean-Paul Sartre's Nausea, was used as a basis for the Firefly episode "Objects in Space".

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23. Joss Whedon begins to say, "I have the privilege living my life inside of words.

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24. In late 2013, Joss Whedon spoke at an Equality Now event, where he issued a pointed dissection of the word "feminist".

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25. Joss Whedon said, "If there's a bigger influence on Buffy than Kitty, I don't know what it was.

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26. Joss Whedon has admitted extreme tiredness to the criticism, explaining, "The percentage of people who die.

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27. Joss Whedon says of the recurring aspects of community, "Everything I write tends to turn into a superhero team, even if I didn't mean for it to.

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28. In March 2017, Joss Whedon was in negotiations to direct, write, and produce Batgirl set in the DC Extended Universe.

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29. Joss Whedon pitched a screenplay to adapt Batman for the same company as development started on what would eventually become Batman Begins.

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30. Joss Whedon had a number of planned Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoffs that became stuck in development or terminally stalled.

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31. Joss Whedon sold Suspension for $750,000, with an additional $250,000 if production had commenced.

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32. Early in his career, Joss Whedon sold two spec scripts that were not produced, Suspension and Afterlife.

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33. Joss Whedon received a co-writing credit for his contributions to the film, which was released in November 2017.

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34. In May 2017, Joss Whedon took over post-production duties for Justice League, including writing, and directing additional photography for the film.

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35. Joss Whedon filmed it in black-and-white on digital video over a period of 12 days at his residence in Santa Monica, California.

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36. In January 2016, Joss Whedon announced that he will no longer work with Marvel.

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37. Joss Whedon remarked that not having created his own fictional universe in over five years felt wrong and intended to use the proceeds made from Avengers: Age of Ultron for such ventures.

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38. Joss Whedon said of the film's characters, "Strong but damaged by power describes every person in this movie.

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39. Joss Whedon spoke about certain complications that factored in with making the show for Marvel, noting confusion between him and the company regarding the degree to which they wanted him to create it, citing their demand that he prioritize Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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40. Part of what Joss Whedon thought distinguished it from other horror films was that people were not expendable—"As a culture, for our own entertainment, we tend to assume that they are".

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41. In 2009, Joss Whedon created his fourth television series Dollhouse, and explored themes throughout the show that were initially present in an unproduced spec script of his called Afterlife.

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42. Joss Whedon funded the project himself with the investment of just over $200,000, and earned more from it than he did directing The Avengers.

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43. In March 2016, Joss Whedon contributed a story for the 75th anniversary issue of Captain America: Sam Wilson with Astonishing X-Men collaborator John Cassaday.

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44. Joss Whedon finished his 24 issue run in 2008 and then handed over the writing reins to Warren Ellis.

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45. Joss Whedon said of the cancellation, "I believe the reason Angel had trouble on The WB was that it was the only show on the network that wasn't trying to be Buffy.

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46. Joss Whedon usually directed episodes from his own scripts that held the most cathartic moments in Buffy's story.

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47. Joss Whedon graduated from Wesleyan University in 1987, where he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in 2013.

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48. Joss Whedon started out as a staff writer for 1990 sitcom Rosanne.

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49. Joss Whedon is the younger sibling of Samuel and Matthew Whedon and older sibling of writers Jed and Zack Whedon.

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50. Joss Whedon wrote and directed the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films The Avengers and its sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and co-wrote the script for the DC Extended Universe superhero film Justice League (2017), for which he served as director on reshoots.

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51. Joss Whedon is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film and television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, and actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures.

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52. Joss Whedon reflects on Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and how the internet has changed.

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53. Joss Whedon once planned on completely changing the fate of a major character with the jaw-dropping reveal that Quicksilver survived the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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54. In 2015, Joss Whedon signed a petition as part of a political campaign calling for Elizabeth Warren to run for President of the United States.

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55. In 1995, Joss Whedon married Kai Cole, an architect, producer and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures.

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56. In 2009, Joss Whedon remarked upon the possibility of presenting it in the form of another miniseries or a feature film.

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57. In 2017, Joss Whedon directed Unlocked, a short film in support of Planned Parenthood.

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58. In summer 2014, Joss Whedon encountered artist Shawnee Kilgore on Kickstarter.

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59. Joss Whedon wrote and executive produced the paranormal romance film In Your Eyes, the second feature by Bellwether Pictures.

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60. Joss Whedon served as a creative consultant on the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading up to Age of Ultron.

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61. In 2004, Joss Whedon created the comic book line Astonishing X-Men.

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62. Joss Whedon took to Universal Pictures as a means of achieving a continuation of the story.

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63. Joss Whedon returned to the world of Fray during the season eight-story arc "Time of Your Life".

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64. In 1997, Joss Whedon created his first television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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65. Joss Whedon attended Riverdale Country School in New York City where his mother taught history.

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66. Joss Whedon tried his best to finish Snyder's job, but the two conflicting visions.

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