Joss Whedon returned to San Diego Comic-Con this year following a hiatus wherein he was directing a little movie about a puppet without strings and the sun being real low, big guy. Whedon took to Hall H on Saturday for an hour of Q&A with devoted fans. Before he dove into the questions, though, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator talked about having gotten “very old” in the intervening years and being without a film project now for the first time in quite awhile. This has given him the opportunity to get back in the saddle of a medium he adores, and has made his own: comic books.
Teaming up with Dark Horse Comics, who sponsored the panel, Whedon announced he’s working on a comic book series entitled Twist, which he describes as answering the question on everybody’s minds: “Why isn’t there a Victorian female Batman?” He didn’t give any more details than that, but he maintained his admiration for Dark Horse as a company, especially for perpetuating officially-licensed product storylines, as they have with Buffy, Angel, and Firefly.
Whedon, as you know, has long been a proponent of creating strong yet vulnerable female heroes, and he will continue to do so with Twist. He also calls her a very dark character, comparing her at times to the Dark Willow storyline from Buffy. He also joked, “Everybody’s super happy with the way I handled Natasha in Age of Ultron.” Hey, nobody’s perfect.
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