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Cabin In the Woods double feature: a threat from Joss Whedon and sequel talk

Mar. 12, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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I'm glad that Joss Whedon acknowledged that this is actually more of a reward than a threat, because this definitely does sound like something I want rather than something which would dissuade me from spoiling his movie.  But perhaps that's because I'm just a complete Whedon fanboy.

As for "sequel talk," I more meant the very vague sort of discussion that happens with any movie that receives rave reviews across the board.  Now that we've got my little caveat out of the way, here's what Joss had to say: "Drew and I, we have no artistic integrity. We also built that world so grandly in our minds that we often do go, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could do the bit where …’ There’s definitely more to be told in that story, but right now we’re both very fixated on, ‘We hope somebody likes it, and of course pays to come see it.’ But there’s always a bridge there to cross. We definitely didn’t come into this going, ‘Oh, we have an idea for a franchise.’ We came in going, ‘We have three acts.’ Which is more than any writer usually gets. That’s a gift.'" 

So, to be fair, this really is just a confirmation from Whedon that if the movie does well and a sequel is commissioned, then there's an organic place he and Drew Goddard can take it.  They won't be coming into a pitch meeting with a story that they've somehow forced to work in the world of the movie.  Which is certainly encouraging in its own right, right?

CABIN IN THE WOODS gleefully confounds your expectations April 13th.

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12:02PM on 03/13/2012
So I saw this at SxSW. It's not bad. The audience was perfect for it, but thats because it was all film geeks like myself. Now, that is why I have a feeling this is going to be a problem overall for Joss Whedon on this film. The movie straight up makes fun of horror films and their ridiculousness; however the jokes are so under the table that I can only imagine appreciation by film geeks and buffs. The regular and average movie fan will have no clue whats happening (IMO) and may even find this
So I saw this at SxSW. It's not bad. The audience was perfect for it, but thats because it was all film geeks like myself. Now, that is why I have a feeling this is going to be a problem overall for Joss Whedon on this film. The movie straight up makes fun of horror films and their ridiculousness; however the jokes are so under the table that I can only imagine appreciation by film geeks and buffs. The regular and average movie fan will have no clue whats happening (IMO) and may even find this to be quite arrogant and pretentious. I walked away feeling "okay" with the movie; nothing amazing. But I did start finding it to be quite pretentious the more I thought about it. I dunno. I don't think it will make enough money to warrant a sequel and I can understand why Lionsgate kept it on its shelf for as long as it did.
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11:17PM on 03/12/2012
the only film until Prometheus, I give a shit about seeing in the theater.
the only film until Prometheus, I give a shit about seeing in the theater.
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9:37PM on 03/14/2012
fuck whoever thumbed this down
fuck whoever thumbed this down
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10:20AM on 03/12/2012
Very excited to see this finally. whedon is on fire now and hopefully he never loses his sight or integrity cause there is no end in sight for him. cant wait for the avengers either
Very excited to see this finally. whedon is on fire now and hopefully he never loses his sight or integrity cause there is no end in sight for him. cant wait for the avengers either
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10:11AM on 03/12/2012
Can't wait to see this AND his vision of The Avengers.
Can't wait to see this AND his vision of The Avengers.
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