Joss Whedon On Dollhouse, Cabin In The Woods & Goners

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

Joss Whedon chatted with Sci Fi Wire about a few things, all of which I’ve been looking forward to: Dollhouse, season 2.  The Cabin in the WoodsGoners.

Joss said that in the premiere of Dollhouse‘s second season, we’ll get to see Echo cycle through a few imprints during an assignment.  I can’t say anymore of what I do know without possible SPOILERS.  So we’ll leave it at that.

As for being left alone by Fox to do what he wants with Dollhouse?  Joss says he’s afraid to be alone (joke) but that the show is finally more of the collaborative effort between creator and network that it’s supposed to be.

On Alexis Denisof coming to Dollhouse:

Oh, didn’t we mention that before?  If you remember, they made note of it at Comic-Con.  Alexis Denisof is coming on board to play a politician whose looking into Rossum.  (The corporation that runs the Dollhouse.)

It will be awesome to see Denisof on screen again…  it’s been too long and he’s been too quiet.

On Summer Glau Coming To Dollhouse:

We’ll be seeing Summer somewhere around episode 5, working for the Dollhouse – and she won’t be a killing machine, a bit different from what we’re used to seeing.

On The Cabin In The Woods:

Right now they’re talking about what to show in a trailer for a movie that they’ve been so secretive on the details about.

Should be interesting, considering the posters that have been out give me a feel of snarky, slapping-the-genre-in-the-face kind of feel for the movie… so far.

And the biggest question I’ve had for a long time: 

What About Goners?

All Joss said was that he needs Universal to release Goners so it can be free “into the wild.”  I’m guessing we have rights issues despite many many people wanting Goners see the light of day.

I’ve been hovering.  Very quietly, but hovering over the entire Internet… Every day, waiting for a constructive peep about Goners.  A day doesn’t go by when I look for any tidbit of news.  Sigh.

Joss wrote this fantasy thriller spec script that treads on a similar turf that Buffy and Angel did.  Unfortunately, Universal Pictures paid a 7 figure sum for the rights.  I’m not sure we’re going to be seeing the rights run free anytime soon for that kind of money.

Source: Sci Fi Wire

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  1. I would love to see “Goners” released and picked up by MGM/UA so it can finally get made.

  2. Well, Dollhouse got better when Joss took more control, but he spiced things up with the rather tired stereotyped conspiracy plotline that every horror and sci-fi show since X-Files has used.

    Also the whole premise of Dollhouse doesn’t make sense. Why don’t they just hire the experts they’re imprinting and they also wouldn’t have the problem of the imprints frizzing out at the most unopportune time. Or why don’t they just train these poor dolls and create a talented team like Mission Impossible. Setting up the Dollhouse is like the Pentagon spending $500 for an ash tray, it doesn’t make much sense.

  3. Dan Zee: All very good questions, of which I can’t seem to come up with anything quite viable…

    Ah! How about the premise that one person, who is brain washed, is a cheaper employee than 20 employees who have the typical employee attitude and require employee benefits???

  4. Re : Dan ZEE comments,

    the premise is actually genius, as is all of Josss Whedon’s creations. The benefits of using such dolls, is a “no strings attach” ideal between employer and employee. They don’t have to worry about lets say benefits, they don’t need to worry about confidentiality risks, considering all dolls get their imprints wiped clear, employers don’t have to worry about dolls consciences getting in the way of a job, considering their imprints are engineered to not fail at any task and to be the best of the best.

    Anyway, I don’t need top defend the idea or premise, its an awesome show and it speaks for itself.

  5. Dollhouse is awesome. When it got renewed. I srsly jumped up and down I was soooooo excited! I can’t wait to see this season and what Joss has in store for us!

  6. Looking forward to Cabin and Goners if it ever happens. Dollhouse not so much. I think the premise was dumb when I heard about it, but I love Joss so much that I watched it anyway thinking nothing by him could be bad. I was wrong. The show is just bad and I thought it was sad that this show got renewed when Terminator was canceled. Terminator wasn’t perfect, but it was much better. Still I’ll probably tune in this season to see Denisof. He is such an extremely talented actor and I would love to see him more often.

  7. Daniel,

    Once FOX pulled their fat fingers out of the cookie jar, things became more coherent… I bet you may find it a bit more tolerable this upcoming season.


  8. Bruce my complaints about the show focus mostly on the concept, the overall plot and the casting. Aside from the weadonverse gems the rest of the cast all look like wannabe 20 something models. The entire concept or premise if you will just seems laughable to me.