Roadside AttractionsWhoever thought Shakespeare would be the fun and comic books would be the work?
Most filmmakers would fall into a deep six-month slumber after undertaking the gargantuan task that was "The Avengers." Joss Whedon invited a bunch of his pals over to his house and made a movie of "Much Ado About Nothing."
This particular post-"Avengers" activity wasn't always the plan. In September 2011, when Whedon was about to wrap principal photography on the Marvel superhero mashup, he was planning an anniversary trip to Italy with his producer wife, Kai Cole. She apparently suggested they ditch the travel plans and instead use the time to film that "Much Ado" adaptation he'd been talking about ever since he heard Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as Beatrice and Benedick at one of the regular Shakespeare readings Whedon and Cole hosted at their California home.
Whedon and Cole set up shop through their own Bellweather production company, which was designed for run-and-gun micro-budget projects (as opposedRead More »from Joss Whedon Decompresses from ‘The Avengers’ with ‘Much Ado About Nothing’