Joss Whedon Interview Airs Sunday, April 29 on CBS Sunday Morning

Again from the CBS Press Release:

Best known for small, quirky television shows — like the cult hit Buffy The Vampire Slayer — Joss Whedon may seem an unlikely choice to write and direct a film that packs not only a team of Marvel Comics’ mightiest superheroes, but also some of Hollywood’s biggest names.[Whedonopolis comment: not unlikely to those of us who know the quality of his work] But The Avengers, which opened this week overseas and is set to debut in the U.S. on May 4, is already generating the kind of acclaim and box office success that has Disney and Marvel Comics seeing green (and not just because of the Hulk)

This weekend, CBS News correspondent John Blackstone catches up with Whedon, who discusses the challenge of taking on a potential blockbuster, as well as how empowering women has been a theme throughout his work.  

           “I loved the idea of a girl going into a dark alley, and a monster comes, and then she just aces him,” Whedon tells Blackstone. “It’s like, you want to see the tiny person suddenly take control. God, my whole career is basically about that!”

The full interview — which includes clips from the film — will broadcast Sunday, April 29, on the CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD (9:00-10:30 AM/ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the Executive Producer.

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Post Author: Marsia Powers

Assignment Editor for Fandomopolis and Whedonopolis - Twitter and Facebook @Marsia - Taught to read on super hero comic books by her cool mom who enjoyed Star Trek, James Bond and the original Doctor Who, Marsia is a second-generation SciFi/fantasy aficionado. Marsia went from socializing over the internet in 1999 to organizing in 2003 a combined SciFi/Fantasy/Whedonverse Meetup in Los Angeles that has grown to over 650 members.

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