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Joss Whedon Preemptively Apologizes for Making a ‘Mess’ of Seoul During Avengers Filming

Why Joss Whedon Is Already Apologizing for The Avengers_ Age of UltronLike we needed another reason to consider Joss Whedon a class act.

If you’ve ever lived in a city that was taken over by a film crew, you’re well aware of the headaches involved — celebrity sightings never seem worth the extra-long commute, the complete lack of access to your favorite coffee shop, or being treated as though you’re the outsider and the one in the way.

Even just an acknowledgement or a thank-you from someone involved in the filming might make up for it, but when does that ever happen?

It just did.

Filming for the new Avengers flick is set to begin in Seoul, Korea on March 30, and before his cast and crew swoop in and disrupt the goings-on of the city’s residents, director Joss Whedon released this preemptive video apologizing for the “mess” the process will inevitably make of the city. The tone of the video comes across as genuinely gracious, grateful, and appreciative of not only the city’s cooperation with the filming, but appreciative of the city itself, which Whedon seems excited to portray to an American and world-wide audience. Read more

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Joss Whedon: A Vote for Romney is a Vote for the Zombie Apocalypse

Celebrity endorsements are par for the course during election season, and they generally tout the usual things about a famous person’s favorite candidate: that he or she will improve the economy, uphold social values, bring stability and security to the country, etc. But Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, takes his anti-Romney video in an entirely different direction. While he disagrees with Romney’s policy proposals, the real reason he doesn’t want Romney in the White House is that he’d rather not see the country (and the world at large) dissolve into the chaos and bloodshed of a zombie apocalypse.

How exactly does Whedon, a self-described Liberal, envision a Romney White House enabling hordes of the undead to wreak havoc on the country? Here’s how he sees it: “Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks to healthcare, education, social services, reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting — all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland.”

In an apparent dig at Romney’s affluence, Whedon goes on to point out that “money is only so much paper to the undead. The one percent will no longer be the very rich; it will be the very fast.” But he does assure us that Romney is ready to “face a ravening, grasping horde of subhumans, because that’s how he sees poor people already.” Well, that’s a new take on Romney’s unfortunate 47 percent comment, isn’t it?

With only one more day before the election, we imagine Joss Whedon would urge you to watch the below video and consider the real issues at hand — not the economy or social values, but whether you have enough canned goods, weapons, and martial arts training to withstand the (potentially) impending zombie uprising.

Fillion’s Casual Comment Sparks ‘Firefly’ Frenzy

Still cursing their beloved series’ 2003 cancelation, Firefly fans have launched a grassroots campaign to help former leading man Nathan Fillion obtain its rights.

Fillion — Capt. Mal Reynolds on Firefly, and currently the star of ABC’s Castle — seemed to be making nothing more than a casual comment when he told Entertainment Weekly what he’d do with $300 million in Lotto winnings: “[B]uy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.”

Fillion really should know better.

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