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Hayley Atwell confirms cameo in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Hayley Atwell confirms cameo in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) --Hayley Atwell has confirmed she will appear as Peggy Carter, Captain America's WWII love interest and a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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Joss Whedon releases new film 'In Your Eyes' on Vimeo

Joss Whedon releases new film 'In Your Eyes' on Vimeo

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Joss Whedon's new magical romance, "In Your Eyes," starring Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David, is now available to view on Vimeo.
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Joss Whedon apologizes to Korea for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' movie

Joss Whedon apologizes to Korea for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' movie

March 28 (UPI) -- Joss Whedon has apologized to South Korea before 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' begins its shoot in Seoul.
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Amy Acker will appear in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series

Amy Acker will appear in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series

March 26 (UPI) -- Joss Whedon collaborator Amy Acker will appear in at least one upcoming episode of his series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' casts Thomas Kretschmann as second villain

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' casts Thomas Kretschmann as second villain

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Thomas Kretschmann has signed on to play a villain in Joss Whedon's Marvel sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
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Elizabeth Olsen confirms 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' role

Elizabeth Olsen confirms 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' role

(UPI) --Elizabeth Olsen speaks about her "Avengers" role for the first time.
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'Agents of Shield' gets full-season order from ABC

'Agents of Shield' gets full-season order from ABC

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- ABC says it has picked up its freshman U.S. drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for a full season.
'Less Than Zero' stars to reunite on 'Avengers' sequel

'Less Than Zero' stars to reunite on 'Avengers' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- James Spader will reunite with Robert Downey Jr., his co-star in the 1987 film "Less Than Zero," in the upcoming "Avengers" sequel, Hollywood producers said.
Sarah Michelle Gellar says she would do a 'Buffy' movie

Sarah Michelle Gellar says she would do a 'Buffy' movie

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Sarah Michelle Gellar says she hasn't completely ruled out reprising her role of Buffy the vampire slayer in a movie.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' set for 2015 release

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' set for 2015 release

SAN DIEGO, July 22 (UPI) -- Director Joss Whedon said at San Diego Comic-Con the sequel to 2012's "The Avengers" blockbuster will be called "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Downey Jr. signs up for two more 'Avengers' movies

Downey Jr. signs up for two more 'Avengers' movies

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play billionaire inventor Tony Stark and his alter-ego Iron Man in two more "Avengers" films, Marvel announced Thursday.
Whedon has no intention of making 'Avengers 2' without Downey Jr.

Whedon has no intention of making 'Avengers 2' without Downey Jr.

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood writer-director Joss Whedon says he has "no intention" of making "The Avengers 2" without Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man.
'Downton Abbey' musical parody hits the web

'Downton Abbey' musical parody hits the web

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- A musical parody of the British costume drama "Downton Abbey" has been taped at Studio 54 in New York and posted on the Internet.

40 films purchased at Toronto Film Fest

TORONTO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Distributors bought nearly 40 films at the Toronto International Film Festival, event officials said.
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Joss Whedon, who created, wrote and directed the sci-fi motion picture drama "Serenity," arrives for the premiere of the film at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California September 22, 2005. Based on the cancelled TV sci-fi show "Firefly", "Serenity" takes place 500 years in the future when humans have fled Earth and colonized a distant solar system ruled by the dictatorial Alliance government. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon (pronounced /ˈwiːdən/; born June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, director, occasional composer and actor, and founder of Mutant Enemy Productions. He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004), Firefly (2002) and Dollhouse (2009–2010). He is also notable for his work in film, comic books, and online media. Many of Whedon's projects, as well as Whedon himself, enjoy a cult status.

Whedon was born in New York City. He has been described as the world's first third-generation TV writer, as he is the son of Tom Whedon, a successful screenwriter for The Electric Company in the 1970s and The Golden Girls in the 1980s, and the grandson of John Whedon, a writer for The Donna Reed Show in the 1950s. His mother, Lee Stearns, taught history at Riverdale Country School as Lee Whedon , and was a novelist. He is the younger brother of Samuel and Matthew Whedon and older brother of writers Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon.

Whedon graduated from Wesleyan University in 1987. Before going to Wesleyan he spent two years at Winchester College in England. He attended Riverdale Country School in New York City where his mother taught history. (Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, also attended Riverdale Country School a number of years after Joss.) At a young age he was a prolific writer, loved Monty Python and showed great interest in acting. He was the lead role in an original production called 'Spaghetti Island' at Riverdale.

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