Joss teases Whedonverse comics future, hints at Avengers – now with extra transcriptyness!

Did you intentionally put the character of Kitty Pryde in Kaylee, or did that just kind of happen after loving the character of Kitty Pryde so much?

I never even saw the connection, but then I often don’t. I’m often unaware of my, let us call it, theft. No, but now that you say it, oh yeah, another [quote marks] original idea from Joss Whedon. Could you have asked me that when we were alone? No, it was not deliberate, but I do see the connection now… thanks.

Look my pony did it’s trick again… yay for my pony!

Would you consider doing a strong gay male character?

Yeah, totally. Absolutely. I had actually wanted to do a book. I had a particular one in mind. It is not on the front burner, but I do think it’s about time. At some point, you write enough lesbians, people realize this is just a guy. This isn’t feminism. This is Cinemax. So, I do think it’s time for a little equal opportunity. Besides, who doesn’t love cock? [laughter]

And then I remembered the children. Sorry.

Jo Chen pitched a story about Angel and Spike hooking up. What were your initial thoughts?

I got to do what was supposed to be a two page story, but that’s like a six-word story; I can’t do that, so we expanded it to three, with Jo. She had done the covers, and she’s a miracle worker and I adore her, but that was the first time I got to do narrative with her. Because it was a short piece— and this again is something I’ll do with artists and with actors if it’s a world that I’m already comfortable in and know my way around— and I asked her, ‘What do you want?’ And she said, ‘I’d like to have Caleb in it and some Yowie.’ And I’m like , ‘Ok, Caleb and Yowie, coming up.’ And I loved that little three pages of naughtiness. It was a delight.

Are we going to see more Dollhouse comics coming?

Yes, we are. Got some on deck already. And we’ll see by their reception whether we keep going with that. Again, it’s a question of time and manpower. I very strong feelings about that, at first. It’s been hard for me because there were so many things about the show that felt compromised, and I sort of went well, I guess we didn’t hit the mark because there are things I wanted to talk about that Fox wasn’t comfortable with. So it’s taken me a while to realize that first of all, it has fans and that I am one of them. That show, it meant a great deal to me, and I don’t know if I always articulated it as successfully as I had in other shows. But when we did, it was as powerful as anything we’ve done. The scene between Amy Acker and Fran Kranz in the first episode of Season Two is about as happy as I ever need to be.

Closing

Yes, they’re telling me to wrap it up. So… just one more song. I’m going to give you a gift that I don’t give many people: I am going to not sing.

I knew Dance of Joy was coming right after that. You know, I have great joy. I will express it by saying, thank you. Thank you guys so much, as always, for coming out. You guys were great.

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Simon founded the Whedonverse Network in 2010, an expansion of WhedonAge.com. He has been involved in fandom since launching SaveAngel.org in February 2004.
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Simon founded the Whedonverse Network in 2010, an expansion of WhedonAge.com. He has been involved in fandom since launching SaveAngel.org in February 2004.

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