Joss Whedon Returns This Summer



There is another universe out there, where Sam Mendes or someone else took the helm on Avengers. Where maybe it wasn't as successful, because few others have the skill it takes to keep twelve characters in the air at once. Maybe in that universe it was a more intimate film, focusing on the Big Three. Maybe it was a Michael Bay style crap-fest. Who knows. What is to be certain is that, in that universe, if Joss Whedon had still made his black and white, zero budget, modern-setting-with-original-dialogue version of Much Ado About Nothing, there is a better then excellent chance it never would have seen the light of day. Or would have been dumped directed to video. Or released online (Whedon is into that sort of thing). Hell, in an alternate universe where Whedon's Avengers wasn't as successful, Much Ado probably wouldn't have been more then a blip on the radar.

We don't live in those sorts of universes. We live in the sort where Whedon's skill and talent are recognised, and that a black and white, zero budget, modern-setting-with-original-dialogue version of Much Ado About Nothing has received from LionsGate a prime piece of real estate, with a limited release on June 7th, and a wide release June 21st. Yes folks, Shakespeare in the Summer, going head to head with Man of Steel. Sometimes I love the world we live in.

And I don't have to hesitate to think which of the two films I'm favouring.

Via /Film.
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