Adaptation #10: Joss Whedon is a God… Among Men

In the 10th episode of Adaptation (hurray for double digits!), the hosts gather to discuss Joss Whedon’s The Avengers based on the Marvel comics and Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows based on the 1966 cult soap opera.

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For more comic adaptation discussion, check out our episodes on The Amazing Spider-man, The Dark Knight Rises, and Iron Man 3!


Music: No More Mr. Nice Guy by Alice Cooper

Upcoming Book-to-Movie Projects:
Snow White and the Huntsman (Story) (Movie)
Bel Ami (Book) (1939 Movie) (1947 Movie) (2005 TV Movie) (2011 Musical) (2012 Movie)
Rock of Ages (US Musical) (UK Musical) (Movie)
The Woman in the Fifth (Book) (Movie)

The Avengers/Avengers Assemble (2012)
-Released April 26 in UK, May 4 in the US
-Written and directed by Joss Whedon
-Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Clark Gregg, and Samuel L Jackson
Based on Marvel comics
-Previous films: The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Tony should write a book called How to Train Your Hulk
Meet the Filmmaker: Mark Ruffalo and Kevin Feige
Dark Shadows (2012)
-Released May 11 in the US and UK
-Written by Seth Grahame-Smith
-Directed by Tim Burton
-Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter and Eva Green
-Originally a daytime soap opera running from 1966-1971 (1,225 episodes) and two movies, House of Dark Shadows (1970) and Night of Dark Shadows (1971)
Attempted remake in1991 (12 episodes)

Meet the Actor: John Cusack in The Raven

2 thoughts on “Adaptation #10: Joss Whedon is a God… Among Men

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