There are few who deserve the name “Nerd God” more than
In just a few short years, Joss Whedon has gone from cult status to mainstream icon to the complete and utter joy of nerds world-wide. He has gone from struggling with premature cancellation on network television to being credited with the third highest grossing movie of all time, and many fans are rabidly awaiting news of what the man will do with his newfound economic power. Will he bring back Firefly Sequel? Will he adapt Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog to a feature length movie?
Sadly, those questions will likely remain unanswered for some time as Whedon has made it abundantly clear that he does not know what the future will hold for himself. Speaking at a screening of his new movie Much Ado About Nothing on the opening night of the Seattle International Film Festival, Mr. Whedon was asked by the moderator about what the future might hold in terms of pet projects. In response, he said that his answer was his made up of his three favorite words; “I Don’t Know”. He went on to explain that filming The Avengers was one of the most difficult and stressful experiences he had ever had, and that he simply had too much on his plate at the moment to think much into future projects. He did, however, mention that filming the small projects with close friends and co-workers, like Much Ado About Nothing, is his ideal way to unwind. As a result, one might speculate that Whedon’s future might be filled with a series of big-budget extravaganzas followed by smaller, more personal films.
Mr. Whedon is currently working both on the Avengers spinoff Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (out this fall on ABC) and pre-production for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. For any interested seeing some of the man’s softer side, his adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing will be in theaters around the country on June 7th. Filmed in 12 days using his own house as the set, the film is pretty solid proof that it’ll take a lot more than one majorly successful movie for fame to go to Whedon’s head.
While Joss is either being tight-lipped or honestly isn’t thinking that far ahead, the same doesn’t apply to the rest of us. What would be your dream project for Whedon to tackle after The Avengers 2?