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'The Cabin in the Woods' trailer - Woodland horror gone sci-fi, courtesy of Joss Whedon

Just when I thought that I had seen every horror movie plot out there, and especially during a time when Hollywood seems to be caught up in what I lovingly refer to as The Era of Remakes, something comes out that actually surprises me. The Cabin in the Woods actually looks pretty good.

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The official Marvel Avengers trailer finally debuts

Its finally here! This morning, the official trailer for Joss Whedon's highly-anticipated Avengers was released online. 

Hold on to your hats ladies and gentlemen, because Loki is gonna tear your shit up. Too bad we have to wait until May 2012 to find out how it ends! (I'm going to hazard a guess: the good guys win, and Tony Stark sasses everyone along the way.) 


Teaser trailer for Marvel's "The Avengers" leaked online

This Friday, Marvel fans will be rewarded with the well-anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger, with an added bonus: the first teaser trailer for Joss Whedon's The Avengers tacked on after the credits, in true Marvel style. (I'm still bummed that there was no bonus scene at the end of X-Men: First Class.) 

Of course, we live in the year 2011, so, naturally, a fan-recorded version of the trailer has been up on YouTube since yesterday. 

Watch the video after the jump. Spoiler alert: Its so awesome. 

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The Avengers teaser trailer is live. Watch and be disappointed (video)

I post this hoping that one of you may feel better for having seen it. I do not. The footage comes from Comic-Con and yes, that is Samuel L. Jackson narrating. Hey, at least we get to see an animated version of The Avengers logo, right?

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Edward Norton's agent is super duper upset over Avengers re-casting

You won't like Edward Norton's agent when he's angry. In a character-appropriate reaction to Marvel's announcement that Bruce Banner will be re-cast for Joss Whedon's superhero supergroup flick The Avengers, Brian Swardstrom got his green on. To be fair, Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios President of Production) made the announcement with a side of attitude. Both statements are below.


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Zac Efron's first role was in Joss Whedon's FIREFLY

I am a big fan of Firefly, but I never realized that Zac Efron's first acting role was in the Sci-Fi/western series. This clip is from the episode "Safe." Efron plays a young Simon Tam in a masterful performance. James Lipton would be proud.

For those unfamiliar with Firefly, it is one of the shortest, best Sci-Fi series out there and a chief inspiration behind the style of subsequent science fiction films and series including Battlestar Galactica. Check it out on DVD sometime. Kudos to io9 for the link.


Joss Whedon to direct supergroup movie THE AVENGERS, the biggest superhero movie yet

Dollhouse was canceled late last year, but Joss Whedon is just getting started. The TV auteur is in final negotiations to direct The Avengers for Marvel Studios, a huge project for the comic company. Deadline Hollywood reports that Whedon has been in contention for some time (first reported by IESB). He's an interesting and somewhat risky choice for the role.

This news is huge for Whedon, whose only major movie is Serenity, a 2005 film based on his canceled TV series Firefly, which became very popular when it hit DVD. Whedon rose to fame in the late 90s after creating the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and spin-off series Angel. As of late, he seems to keep running into walls. Dollhouse, his latest TV series, was canceled last November. He also spent a long time writing a live-action screenplay for Wonder Woman, only to ultimately part ways with the studio. We do not know if he will get involved in the screenplay for The Avengers. Zak Penn is writing it.

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