Release date: June 7
Only Joss Whedon would be able to follow a massive success like "The Avengers" with a homemade, black-and-white Shakespeare adaptation and still have his new movie be one of the most anticipated of the year. Instead of traveling to Italy for vacation with his wife after wrapping "The Avengers," Whedon instead decided to fulfill a dream and bring his close friends together to tackle "Much Ado About Nothing." The resulting indie, which stars Whedon alums like Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg and Franz Kranz, is set in the modern day and was filmed in Whedon's Los Angeles home. It charmed audiences when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012 and what's been revealed of the movie so far makes it seem like it's Whedon at his best.
-- Terri Schwartz, Zap2it