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Joss Whedon's New Film (Not AVENGERS or MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING) Is...

Merrick here...

While Joss Whedon is putting the finishing touches on both THE AVENGERS and his MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING adaptation (details HERE), he's already zeroing in his next movie.  

Vulture chatted with MAD MEN's Abigail Spencer (she was also in COWBOYS & ALIENS last Summer)...

...who revealed that she's recently hopped on board a new Whedon project about which little is known at the moment. 

Spencer promised that more details would be announced in the next week, but teased, "It’s the most romantic film in the history of time. It’s a supernatural romance."

...says Spencer in THIS piece at Vulture.  More as we know more.  


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  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST


    by DarthBlart

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Sounds like Somewhere In Time

    by Tarch

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Ghost 2??

    by ATARI

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Joss Whedon's "Twilight"

    by Darth_Tarantino

    Sleep tight, kids!

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    In Your Eyes......perhaps

    by Acid_Frio

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    still worried about Avengers

    by Himbo

    Ready to have my fears allayed.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    You go, Joss!

    by Rob Jenson

    I'm on board for anything Whedon does, especially if it's his own creation. Not super excited about funny romances, but I trust the Joss.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Sounds like Terminator to me

    by happybunni

    Super excited for it!

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:31 a.m. CST

    The sequel to The Lake House?

    by Cobb05


  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by Ricardo

  • I seriously DESPISE that fucking film. DESPISE it.

  • Hopefully The Avengers will be the cluster fuck i'm thinking it'll be and he'll creep back to the comics - which i think he does well BTW, his X-Men run was pretty good - I just hate the smart ass teen speak he makes adults spew out.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Could it be...

    by DuncanDisorderly

    The often-rumoured remake of Ghost? Whoopi Goldberg could do with the work.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Let me guess - she gets superpowers

    by Rtobert

    If so, boooring

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Joss Whedon is annoying

    by Transhuman

    All his characters act exactly the same in every movie. I'm sick of all the sarcastic, jokey dialogue with every character every second. I fear he will do this with Avengers, and for that reason it will suck too, like most (if not all) other Whedon products.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Wow,she is hot!!

    by KilliK

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    by Stale Elvis

    Truly, Madly, Deeply.

  • Don Draper is a lucky sonofabitch.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    She is hot, and Whedon is very overrated

    by Robusto

    Buffy is b-level fun. Angel is fun. But Whedonites elevate his stuff to a level is doesn't deserve. I never understood the attraction.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I think Whedon is a fine writer, but a poor film director

    by AlienFanatic

    I really thought the Firefly movie, Serenity, felt like a TV show, with none of the scope of a feature film. Whedon has a terrific ear for dialog, but his staging makes me think he lacks the eye for large-scale film making. I may be wrong, but from the teasers for Avengers I see nothing, not even the street scene involving cars exploding, that makes me think he's learned how to film spectacle. (And I already loathe the cliche'd "evil guy stares at ground as he rises from the crater" that heralds the arrival of Loki.) Time will tell, but I still think Whedon is best when he lets others handle the camera and he keeps his eyes firmly on the script.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST


    by Dollar Bird

    Whedon doing Shakespeare? Is he just doing his own version of the story with his own jokey cat-who-ate-the-canary script, or is he making a movie of the actual play? And then he's making "the most romantic movie in the history of time"? I hope it's amazing, and epic, like an astronaut falls in love with a trilobite. Then, the astronaut can hold a boombox playing the song they made love to in the car to win the trilobite's heart and Whoopie Goldberg watches a penny float across a room after a werewolf imprints on the astronaut's baby and the trilobite will fake a loud orgasm at a restaurant and then the string quartet will keep playing while the big ship sinks and the trilobite will yell out, "I will find you!" at the waterfall and then the astronaut will say, "I wish I knew how to quit you," and then the trilobite will say, "You had me at 'hello'," and then the astronaut will say, "No one puts Trilobite in a corner," and then, while Whitney Houston sings "I will always love you," Karen Allen will watch Jeff Bridges fly away in a giant mirror sphere while it snows. And at the very, very end, the little boy will ask to hear the story again, and Columbo will say, "As you wish."

  • He may think he's clever with his faux sarcasm and clever wordplay in interviews, but to be honest it just puts me off.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Bigfoot banging Nessy on a sandy beach, now that's amore.

    by 77AD

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Scared about Avengers.

    by ShogunMaster

    First Iron Man was good (until Dark Knight came out a month later and made it look like a made for tv movie), second one sucked, Thor was meh, Captain America was even more meh, and the Hulks were both meh. Whedon is an ok writer but shit director. And the trailers for the Avengers aren't very thrilling either. Kind of worried that all the waiting for this project to happen is going to be for nothing. Bond, Prometheus, Dark Knight Rises, and maybe the Nazis on the Moon movie are really all I'm excited for this year. Avengers, just doesn't look like the epic it should be.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Sounds like another boring vampire movie...

    by brocknroll

    haven't we had enough of these already? *yawn*

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I wish Whedon would get cervical cancer in his mangina

    by Nico Toscani

    This douche is a cancer on sci-fi and horror.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    A remake of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    by Fred

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    How to cook scallops

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    If the movie has HER in that pose enough I will watch it

    by Baron Karza

  • My ass is covered.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Goddammit, the original Terminator IS a romantic movie!

    by Anthony Torchia

    You fuckers! One of the greatest guy flicks in the history of cinema and you just turned it all weepy for me. Whom do I kill now?

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    New Buffy movie, obviously. (Snark).

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    It's Titanic 2 -- With Ghosts.

    by Hesiod2k7

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    In Your Eyes?

    by Ribbons

    Any news whether this project is or isn't the movie In Your Eyes that was announced several months ago?

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST


    by Arguendo

    ... is the next big movie franchise. It will involve a terminator coming back in time to kill someone, but killing the wrong target. This target becomes a ghost and possesses the terminator, who, through the ghost learns the true meaning of love. But then, the terminator realizes that his intended target was actually this man's lover -- and he can't return back to the future without killing this girl. A second terminator is then sent to follow-up on the first terminator, and the terminator -- accompanied by the ghost -- are now trying to save this girl. After many trials, it seems like they escape, but at the end, the second terminator ends up killing the girl. The girl then becomes a ghost and possess the second terminator -- teaching the second terminator about love. Now back together and sharing the bodies with the now reformed terminators -- and, given that the terminator's jobs are now accomplished. The four decide to travel back into the future where the ghost-terminator hybrids will seek to take down SkyNet from the inside... with love. The movie ends here, obviously setting up for a sequel.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Thank you Awesome-O

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST


    by Andrew

    The point of this article was to say that they don't know what the film is? Huh.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Breaking news: Film maker makes film

    by SiouxCitySarsaparilla

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Was looking forward to the Avengers but...

    by streetbrother

    it looks likes its shaping up to be a super powered clusterfuck; which could still be entertaing Oh yeah, and how much is Whedon paying these cheerleaders. Drop the pom poms ladies.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I agree with tarch

    by Rob Hill

    It DOES souns like Bid Time Return (filmed as Somewhere In Time) Richard Matheson's stuff translates well to the screen. Hell "I Am Legend" has been filmed...3 times? I'm not surprised to see this one up for a remake if it's true. As a geek, it's my second favorite romance, right behind The Princess Bride. :)

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Human Centipede 3: The Suckening

    by Partyslammer

    More mouth to assery than even a Studio Executive's intern can handle. BUT WITH CGI!!!!!!

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Whedon Doing Yet Another Supernatural Romance?

    by Leto III

    ...Glad to hear he's finally stretching a bit. Don't forget to bring your pom-poms to the premiere, boys!!

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Also, Abigail Spencer is a 180-Proof MILF.

    by Leto III

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    So Whedon is remaking Ghost.

    by AnnoyYou

    What a revolting proposition. And I have to ask: why is Whedon on a roll now? Firefly was a bomb, Buffy and Angel never rose above cult status with tiny audiences, Toy Story was altered. Is this the usual case of Hollywood throwing anything against a wall and hoping something will stick? All I know is, he's no JJ Abrams. Hell, he isn't even Judd Apatow. I'd say he was more Zack Snyder but he doesn't even have a 300 under his belt. Hollywood mystifies me.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Since this 'news' doesn't give us much to go on

    by oisin5199

    I'm going to wait and see. Frankly, anything Whedon works on is likely going to be great, but he's not perfect. And I'm sure all the anti-Whedon flamers here will hate any mention of his name.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    She'd be a perfect Rachael in a Blade Runner reboot

    by JRcanReid

  • Add me to the "Somewhere in Time" camp. If she wasn't just being an airhead and spouting nonsense and the movie turns out to be a romantic reboot of The Shining.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Dudes this news is extremely old!

    by PotSmokinAlien

    A few months ago I saw that Whedon and his girlfriend had moved forward with this romancey script that they've worked on for like over 15 years. It supposedly is called "In Your Eyes." It sounds like a pet project type of deal... which, coming from Whedon, sounds like it could be a little rough on the way down. I love everything the man's done, but to think of what his 'Day the Clown Cried' could look like is, well, I mean, let's just say I can imagine it going a lot of different directions. I think it's got the potential to be pretty awesome though! It's not like he doesn't know how to make stuff that's good...

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    is the Avengers DOA? we need to talk about this...

    by awepittance

    I'm not implying the movie is going to be shelved pushed back or not come out, but it does appear that the marketing for it is very half-assed to put it mildly. Why have they released so little of it so far when it's only 5 months away? What are they hiding for such a hyped up tent-pole title? IS anyone else as confused as i am?

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Must keep the missus off the iPad. Sorry about the scallops line...

    by Kill List Hammertime

    I do think that TDKR is gonna own the Avengers, but it'll still be a fun movie.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    awepittance..I think Avengers advertising is..

    by torpor_haze

    going to go nuclear beginning with Super Bowl.

  • Seriously. Stop trying to be funny if you're not. This page reads like a bad 3rd grade recess conversation, throwing up lame puns, trying to keep jokes alive that were dead when they came out, and the constant he sucks/no he doesn't repetitions. Ugh. It's sad.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Oh, and yes. The project is "In Your Eyes."

    by Executor

    And Joss Whedon is just producing, not directing. But those of you that go to actual movie news sites for your movie news know that.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST


    by AvadaKedavrainthearseohsnap

    THAT'S never been done..

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 6:15 p.m. CST

    It always amuses me...

    by Ribbons quickly Talkbackers, who typically loathe populist entertainment, embrace box office figures when it validates their hatred of some filmmaker or film. "This guy should be run out of the industry on a rail! Serenity didn't recoup its budget during initial release, and sure Buffy had legs but it never did more than a five share." The fuck you care? If I showed you the top 100 grossing films of the last 10 years, you'd probably hate half of them. I know Whedon's appeal with critics and fanboys confuses and infuriates some of you, but you really need to learn to let it go.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Ribbons nails it

    by RogueScribner

    I can understand Whedon's work not being someone's cup of tea, but the amount of vitriol slung at him on this site amazes me. There are far more filmmakers deserving of geek hatred, believe me.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Nazis on the Moon...?

    by Winston Smith

    There's a Nazis on the Moon movie? Is it in 3D?

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    The most romantic death on film..

    by The Shroud

    shall I lie to you now?

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Cabana in the Woods

    by Queefer Sutherland

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Well shit, he should be comfortable with this one

    by Jaka

    Not like Buffy and Angel weren't filled with "supernatural romance".

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 8 p.m. CST


    by Hercules

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Awesome when you see an old talkback and...

    by Jaka

    ...don't remember making any of the posts with your name on them. Heh.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Abigail Spencer? I LOVE Abigail Spencer.

    by D.Vader

    Hey Abigal, I've got some TWIX and I like to blog from my apartment too...

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Talkbackers hating on Whedon?

    by D.Vader

    Well yes, Talkbackers need to hate on *something*. Its a Monday you know.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST

    I think Whedon was a perfect choice for the Angrts

    by P

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by P

    Considering his background with comic book storylines and ensemble casts

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Avengers marketing: It's about not pushing too hard TOO early

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    You dont want people sick of it before it even arrives. They've released teaser trailers, and soon we'll see another trailer I'm sure. But the big push won't come until about a month or so before it opens. Same thing happened with Transformers 3. For such a HUGE film, there was VERY little commercials, etc for it for a long time. But when they started the big push, you couldn't avoid it. That's why it's called a marketing blitz.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Hercules puts a troll in his place!

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Executor is revealed as being the dumbass we all knew that he was. The same kind of person he was complaining about. It's nice to know he thinks he's so above us when he's really just sniffing our asses.

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    oh haters are out in full swing..mmmm..smell that kiddies?

    by torpor_haze

    I know i would have coping with the fact that 2012 is whedon year if i were them. What would i do if i didnt have these guys make me feel good about myself..

  • Jan. 16, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I like Whedon

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Not a fan of Dollhouse, or Captain Underpants, but Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity were all great works. I understand that many people do not like his stuff, but those who make an extra effort to come here and bash him are extra special ignorant and pathetic.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Dr. Horrible 2: The Return of Penny

    by themikejonas


  • Jan. 17, 2012, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Herc...yes, I read about IN YOUR EYES first from you...

    by Executor've always got the good news and articles. Articles like this though...reprints of half-assed gossip...are just lazy, considering half a dozen other sites today (i.e. HR heatvision) had the full article confirming casting and movie.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Queefer: I wasnt "put in my place", moron...

    by Executor

    ...considering Herc's piece had nothing to do with the casting of this actress. I was commenting on that story. Since this is the talkback for that article. Do you follow? I thank Herc for pointing out that he wrote about this movie way back when...he actually has good follow through and info when he posts things. And I'm not a troll. Everything about this post and the talkback (Terminator 5! Ghost remake!) struck me as insipid considering the facts are actually out there. (Most of them in the Herc article if you connect the dots.)

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 4:24 a.m. CST

    What is this crap? Much Ado About Nothing???


    The Lake House 2??? My expectations for Avengers are plummeting rapidly.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST

    @dollar bird

    by RRL

    That post was truly great, sir.

  • Just doesn't get better than that. "Annie Hall" is worth a look too.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 7:06 a.m. CST

    You can´t top The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    by CuervoJones

    Gene Tierney & Rex Harrison FTW

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    This is a bit of non-news, is it?

    by AsimovLives

    It's little more then gossip, is it not?

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Word on those two Woody Allen movies you aforementioned. I concur verhemently.

  • Jan. 17, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    It's the Buffy/Angel Cross-over movie!

    by Will

    duh! "It’s the most romantic film in the history of time. It’s a supernatural romance." Twilight fans can suck it!

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Joss Whedon romance?

    by chad kuhns

    Ill give it a chance...but I think those thinking it is going to be a Buffy/ Angel flick will be disappointed. It is obviously a Twilight/Avengers cross over, in which Bella gets smashed by Hulk,and the werewolf dude takes Cap's shield straight to the full moon. All the while eventually joining forces to battle the brilliantly cast Justin Bieber as Super Skrull. Just read that back and punched myself

  • Jan. 18, 2012, 5:56 a.m. CST

    maybe it's a remake of TRULY MADLY DEEPLY

    by AsimovLives