Monday, October 24, 2011

Because Joss Whedon Didn't Have Enough Geek Love Already...

In theaters now is a movie called Anonymous. Directed by Roland Emmerich, it's a movie that tries to lend credence to idea that the plays of William Shakespeare were actually written by Edward De Vere, the Earl of Oxford. Other people say Shakespeare's plays were written by Sir Francis Bacon (mmm...bacon...) But it seems that the real truth can now be told. It looks like the author of at least one of Shakespeare's plays is in fact: Joss Whedon?!

Let me explain. Last night on Twitter, I started seeing posts containing the following URL:

I thought for sure it was a joke. I mean Whedon's in the middle of doing Avengers, and that cast! Amy Acker! Sean Maher! Clark Gregg! NATHAN FILLION! And it's one of my favorite Shakespeare plays to boot. Odds are that Acker and Alexis Denisof are Hero and Claudio, based on the way that URL has everyone billed, and the fact that Fillion almost has to be Benedick. Nothing has been said about the setting, but based on the image on the site, I would lay odds that it's been "modernized", but who knows for sure. Also no word on when this is coming out yet, but you can bet I'll be paying close attention.

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