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08 May 2012 @ 01:32 am
Joss is boss, and now everyone knows it.  
The Avengers dominates box office opening weekend totaling $654.8 million; $207.4 million domestic and $447.4 million internationally

Let's just process this for a moment.

Being a fan of Joss Whedon for a long time now, you can imagine how surreal it is realizing how big of news this is. Here is a man that is known for creating cult classics, of getting snubbed by the industry left and right, of fighting his way to create something that doesn't get dismissed or canceled (or both) and just surviving with what little materials he has to work with. Now yes this being a Marvel movie it would give him a boost, but as with any writer/director in the business the direction could have gone either way, easily been that "make it or break it" in the industry forever. Fortunately, this was the "make it" move for him. Finally, all his hard work throughout his career has finally paid off in creating something that is getting praise and recognition worldwide. Breaking records in box office history in just 12 motherfucking days. It feels so surreal, yet a lovely taste of victory.

I am proud of Joss, I am proud the fact that he created something knowing what to do with the story and these characters, adding that emotional punch yet keeping things lighthearted and fun while keeping it strictly about the characters and their relationships with each other, as that is what he's been doing throughout his entire career with all his works. From Buffy to Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and now with The Avengers where everyone can see what he does best with characters. Needless to say, I am very, very proud that he's all getting this kind of recognition he finally deserves, after all this time.

Between this and his other well-received film The Cabin in the Woods, this is, without a doubt, Joss Whedon's year.

Now all I want is for a Black Widow movie to be made. With him writing and directing it.

I mean come on, if they won't allow him to make that Wonder Woman film now, they better at least let him do the Black Widow movie. Out of everyone else, he is the only one I trust to do the character and her story origin justice. I don't care if The Avengers will be his last time venturing to big screens for a long time, I just want this. Joss Whedon for Black Widow movie. Make it happen, dammit.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
bitterbird on May 8th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
amen to all of this! I tweeted something along these lines the other day. I am so happy for Joss that he is getting the success he deserves, very long overdue. I am hoping that some of the people seeing the avengers go and discover the other amazing stuff Joss has done
There are rumors of a Black Widow or Black widow/Hawkeye backstory movie, either way I know it will be 100000 times better is Joss writes and directs it. I don't trust anyone else to do what I know Joss can do
Renée: Firefly. Big Damn Heroes.rogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
There are rumors of a Black Widow or Black widow/Hawkeye backstory movie, either way I know it will be 100000 times better is Joss writes and directs it. I don't trust anyone else to do what I know Joss can do


I think the main reason why her character worked so well in The Avengers was because of Joss, tbh. He not only knows how to write characters, particularly an ensemble of characters, but also for women. There were some scenes in the movie that resembled some Buffy, actually (thus making me sad that he was rejected of doing Wonder Woman.) I think it would be idiotic for them to not have Joss take on the Black Widow movie, given how well-received the movie has gotten and how he dealt with all the characters.
philstar22: Avengers: logophilstar22 on May 8th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
Yes to all of this, particularly to a Black Widow movie. I fell in love with her character. She's a BAMF. I also think I ship her with possibly everyone. I enjoyed her on Iron Man 2, but I was really all about the men until this movie. She holds her own and is awesome.
Renée: Firefly. Inara Serra.rogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
I know some people who were indifferent towards her before, but now are so in love with her all because of The Avengers. It makes me super happy, because her character not only holds her own but she was part of the team. She wasn't just there as the stereotypical eye-candy role, but she was part of the ensemble. I think it's amazing that she's getting so much support from everywhere I've seen. :D
philstar22: Avengers: logophilstar22 on May 10th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
She is awesome. I'm currently trying to decide between a header featuring her or one with Thor/Iron Man/Cap. I know there is some way you can set it so the headers alternate. :goes off in search of someone who knows how: Also need to update my icons. I have a few ones with her to put up.
Tinka: Faithgwaevalarin on May 8th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
Yes to all of this.
Sometimes I just have to stop and think about how this is Joss, and how his movie isn't just doing well but such a huge success. I'm not sure I can quite believe what's happening here. I'm so proud of him.
Renée: Kaylee. Strawberry.rogueslayer452 on May 10th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
It's so surreal, like I have to keep reminding myself that it's a reality. Oh, and did you see what he just wrote on Whedonseque? Making my heart swell with so much love, that man. ♥
amandamorbidmuse on May 9th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
This is so well put. I couldn't agree more. :)
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on May 9th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree more.