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Joss Whedon's next project is a WWII horror film

10.21.2016

We all heard the news about how much Joss Whedon wants to do a STAR WARS film. But, let's be real, that's going to be a long ways away (what with ROGUE ONE, the untitled HAN SOLO flick, and both VIII and IX coming first), not to mention the fact that he hasn't even been officially offered the position (if it'll ever come). So what's next for our pasty nerd hero? Well, I'll let the man who gets paid millions of dollars for his words describe it to you himself:

I’m in the middle of a screenplay that I am extremely passionate about...it’s definitely a departure from the things that I’m known for. It’s as dark as anything I’ve ever written. I just said, ‘OK, id, your turn.’ I would write scenes and be like, ‘Oh this is great! I shouldn’t be allowed near people.’ It’s a historical fiction/horror movie about a time when the world was going insane, World War II. I got to tell you, I was in Germany and Poland doing research for this movie and I was seeing so many parallels [to the U.S.]. And I know it’s a shopworn thing to compare the orange guy to the little guy with the mustache, but you see things, indelible things in terms of propaganda, the state of the country, and the parallels are eerie as f*ck.

Comparing "the orange guy to the little guy with the mustache"? Brilliant.

But who gives a shit about politics and what some random filmmaker or random film news editor thinks? The most important things are a) Joss Whedon is back, baby! And b) holy shit, a WWII horror film? When was the last time that was a thing? PUPPET MASTER III? Either way, I'm stoked.

Now, I know Joss Whedon can be bit of a polarizing figure around here. While most people love his quippy, rapid-fire dialogue, others f*cking loathe it (I happen to be a fan). And it's true FIREFLY is pretty universally praised, however his other shows (like BUFFY, or especially DOLLHOUSE) aren't quite as well-regarded. Hell, his limited film work is even less so (I actually like all of Joss's films, including AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON...even if I only liked it and didn't love it). So I enjoy his stuff is what I'm saying, and am excited to see more. The fact that this new film will have a unique premise, and also be a bit out of his wheelhouse (he co-wrote CABIN IN THE WOODS, and you could argue BUFFY has horror elements, but both of those were also part comedies, so I think this might be his first straight-up horror film) is really exciting. But whatever, he could be making a gritty ZIGGY reboot and I'd be down.

So what do you guys think? Fan of Whedon or nah? And if you are, what do you think of his new idea? Sound off below!

Extra Tidbit: Joss Whedon wrote an X-MEN film before the 2000 one came out, and only the lines "You're a dick" and the infamous "You know what happens to a toad?" speech remained.
Source: Complex

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9:30PM on 10/23/2016
Hm. A quick Google search shows that WWII horror movies has always been a thing all the way up to Frankestein's Army, and most of them are crap. So forgive me if I'm not all that enthusiastic about this news.
Hm. A quick Google search shows that WWII horror movies has always been a thing all the way up to Frankestein's Army, and most of them are crap. So forgive me if I'm not all that enthusiastic about this news.
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8:20AM on 10/22/2016

Buffy what??

Buffy not as well regarded? Which planet are you on?
Buffy not as well regarded? Which planet are you on?
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11:55AM on 10/22/2016
was just going to write the same. Buffy is the biggest, most universally praised thing Whedon has made.
was just going to write the same. Buffy is the biggest, most universally praised thing Whedon has made.
9:44PM on 10/21/2016
Damn so many Trump lovers on this site. The guy did what no liberal could, he destroyed the Republican Party. He was nothing but a Clinton Trojan horse. So I say fuck him up his racist ass.
Damn so many Trump lovers on this site. The guy did what no liberal could, he destroyed the Republican Party. He was nothing but a Clinton Trojan horse. So I say fuck him up his racist ass.
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4:19AM on 10/23/2016
So I'm supposed to ignore everything Trump's said and done just because Jesse Jackson praised him nearly two decades ago while fishing for that Trump cash (Jackson has since revoked his praise of Trump)?

By that logic we should ignore all the atrocities Hitler committed because he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize before the war [link]">
So I'm supposed to ignore everything Trump's said and done just because Jesse Jackson praised him nearly two decades ago while fishing for that Trump cash (Jackson has since revoked his praise of Trump)?

By that logic we should ignore all the atrocities Hitler committed because he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize before the war [link]
6:55PM on 10/23/2016
Source on Trump's alleged racism, please.
Source on Trump's alleged racism, please.
6:53PM on 10/21/2016

New Level of Dumb

World War II and parallel dimensions? That is a new definition of dumb, and incredibly disrespectful towards a real life event.
World War II and parallel dimensions? That is a new definition of dumb, and incredibly disrespectful towards a real life event.
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7:39PM on 10/21/2016
Parallel dimensions? What article are you referring to? The term "parallel dimensions' doesn't appear in THIS article. Whedon does use the word "parallel" in the sense of political events in the 40s reflecting events today.

Even so, why would the idea of "parallel dimensions" be disrespectful of anything?
Parallel dimensions? What article are you referring to? The term "parallel dimensions' doesn't appear in THIS article. Whedon does use the word "parallel" in the sense of political events in the 40s reflecting events today.

Even so, why would the idea of "parallel dimensions" be disrespectful of anything?
6:06PM on 10/21/2016
First. Love Whedon. Not all his work but enough to say that I love him.

Secondly,
what is with this new hate Whedon bandwagon? Can any of you even explain what he has done oh so wrong to make an anti-fan out of you? and don't say "he's too fkn liberal" That just makes you sound close minded and a bigot. You know like a republican. When did this site turn into the hump trump's leg fan site?

First. Love Whedon. Not all his work but enough to say that I love him.

Secondly,
what is with this new hate Whedon bandwagon? Can any of you even explain what he has done oh so wrong to make an anti-fan out of you? and don't say "he's too fkn liberal" That just makes you sound close minded and a bigot. You know like a republican. When did this site turn into the hump trump's leg fan site?

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5:35PM on 10/21/2016

Pass

More liberal propaganda. Normally I'd be all in for a WWII horror film, but after reading those comments I have zero interest in this.
More liberal propaganda. Normally I'd be all in for a WWII horror film, but after reading those comments I have zero interest in this.
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5:19PM on 10/21/2016
More liberal horseshit LOL!
More liberal horseshit LOL!
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5:18PM on 10/21/2016
"the orange guy to the little guy with the mustache"

The worst thing about this election has been watching adults behave like children.
"the orange guy to the little guy with the mustache"

The worst thing about this election has been watching adults behave like children.
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5:05PM on 10/21/2016
Will be staying well clear of this!
Will be staying well clear of this!
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