Exciting things are happening around the Whedonverse, not only on the small screen but on the big screen, the web, and in comics. This issue of What’s Happening in the Whedonverse will cover Seth Green, Amber Benson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Vincent Kartheiser, Alexis Denisof, Nicholas Brendon and some words from David Boreanaz on the passing of Andy Hallett.
After their tremendous success in creating their Star Wars parodies on Cartoon Network, Robot Chicken: Star Wars, Robot Chicken Star Wars II, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich get a bump to the big screen. According to THR, “Lucasfilm Animation … announced it is developing a new animated “Star Wars” series that will take a comedic and irreverent look at the characters from the sci-fi franchise and feature creative involvement from Green and Senreich as well as writing from Brendan Hay (“The Daily Show”).
Amber Benson has finished filming on a new movie, Another Harvest Moon. Check out the official website here: Another Harvest Moon Official Website. In addition to Benson, the film stars Ernest Borgnine, Piper Laurie, Anna Meara, Doris Roberts, Richard Schiff, Cybill Shepherd, and Cameron Monaghan. The movie is a sensitive drama about four elderly Americans coping with life in a nursing home. Frank (Ernest Borgnine), Ella (Anne Meara), Alice (Doris Roberts) and June (Piper Laurie) gather each morning for a game of cards. They have become like family to one another, offering unyielding support, constant bickering and strong opinions about life, death and everything in between. As yet there is no release date for this film.
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new movie Veronika Decides to Die is set to debut on US and UK screens in Spring 2010. The movie by Paulo Coelho opened in Brazil on August 21, 2009 and garnered $90,455. The film was also released in Poland and in South Korea. Check out the official website: Veronika Decides to Die Official Site.
March 29th marked the one year anniversary of the sorrowful passing of Angel’s Andy Hallett (Krevlorneswath of the Deathwok Clan). I was on the move at that time and didn’t get a chance to post a remembrance of all the wonderful laughs and moments we enjoyed from his performance of the demon with a heart of gold. But I wanted to post these short words of remembrance by David Boreanaz from iF Magazine Online. Andy, you are sorely missed.
Matthew Weiner, creator of AMC’s critically acclaimed Mad Men, which features Angel’s Vincent Kartheiser and Firefly’s Christina Hendricks, stuck his foot in his mouth recently when he announced at a NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Convention that the series would be wrapping up after its 6th season. According to TV Squad, Weiner said he could not see writing or continuing the program after six seasons. “If Weiner was sincere, let’s hope that he was just contemplating ending the show before he overstays his welcome.” AMC executives were quick to counter Weiner’s impromptu statement by saying that no date had been set to end the series (Los Angeles Times).
Mad Men season 4 premiers on Sunday July 25, 2010.
Nicolas Brendon has a new webcomic Very Bad Koalas, written by Brendon, Steve Loter and Rafael Santiago. According to the press release, “‘Very Bad Koalas’ follows the journey of two sheltered and innocent koalas on the run from the law. They escape in their 1958 Cadillac Eldorado into the â