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Joss Whedon adds his touch to Thor 2

This report that Joss Whedon has provided rewrites for a few scenes in THOR: THE DARK WORLD has appeared on a number of sites.

I think this is interesting because it shows the care in which the Marvel Universe brand is being crafted for film and that Joss Whedon is seen as the maestro of said brand.  Given the success of THE AVENGERS it is hard to argue that it should be otherwise.  The trust that has been placed in Whedon’s film adaptation of the Marvel Comics characters seems quite well placed to me.

With the somewhat controversial announcement that Ben Affleck will be the new Batman, it will be intriguing to see how D.C. Comics manages its competing brand of comic book characters going forward.


Deadpool movie holding out for an R rating

Fans of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool know that the anti-hero is hardly a role-model.  The team working on a Deadpool movie feel the same way about it and they are determined the character should get his full due in a film rated with a hard ‘R’.  The producers may be concerned that an “R” rating would dampen the box office, but they might want to take a look at the film Dredd (based on the character Judge Dredd) which absolutely slayed in the home video market.