Rumor Patrol: Whedon and Abrams Appearing Together at Comic Con

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 6:10 pm,

The official Comic-Con schedule doesn’t hit the web until tomorrow, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of Con attendees from mapping out their plans in advance based on unofficial announcements and hearsay.

Today, the L.A. Times added to the fray with another truly exciting rumor: Entertainment Weekly may (I’m saying may)  host a special two-man panel featuring nerd icons, Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams.

You heard it right: J.J. Abrams (the man behind Cloverfield, Lost, and the popular reboot of the Star Trek franchise) may share the stage with Joss Whedon (the man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and the upcoming super-sized superhero film The Avengers). Can it get any better than that?

If this rumor turns out to be true, you can bet the Abrams-Whedon panel will be among the most anticipated (and crowded) events at the entire convention. Who wouldn’t want to hear what these guys have to say about their work – past, present and especially future?

The only downside is that Whedon and Abrams have not talked about cross-collaborating on any future projects that we know of, so the panel would likely not include the news that Super 8 will feature The Incredible Hulk in a cameo role (or some other equally ridiculous announcement).

Personally, I would be interested just to hear Whedon and Abrams talk about the state of sci-fi and comic book filmmaking. It has been said that the “Geek has inherited the earth,” and in Hollywood I think that’s more or less true. With their widely celebrated contributions to nerd culture, few individuals can claim as much credit for bringing nerds to the forefront of society than Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams.

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When the official Comic-Con schedule comes out tomorrow, Screen Rant will make sure to confirm this rumor and also point out some of the must-see panels at the convention. In the meantime, here is some information on Marvel’s possible Comic-Con plans. Also, don’t forget to check out the Masters of the Web Panel, featuring Screen Rant’s own Vic Holtreman and other web personalities (plus moderators Edgar Wright and Roberto Orci).

The Con is only two weeks away, so be sure to start studying up on Screen Rant‘s official Comic Con Page now!

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  1. too bad i cant get in..short of strongarming some geek on the streets for his badge LOL, damn thing sells out too fast these days. that panel would be a dream panel of mine those two are legends in my book

  2. IDK about whedon directing, I dont know any of his work so I guess I will have to wait and see… I kind of wanted abrams to direct and whedon to write the script for the avengers, but I guess whatever marvel think is best…

  3. The panel activity will consist of Whedon asking J.J. Abrams for tips on how to make a successful career out of bland ideas.

  4. JJ = Brilliant!

  5. JJ is ok, but I’m not a huge fan. I loved Star Trek, but nothing else from the guy. I couldn’t stand Felicity, MI3, Alias, or Cloverfield and Lost was in my opinion a God awful show. Fringe started off good but right around episode 5 or 6 it really started sucking by the end of the first season it just sucked. Star Trek was great though.

    Wheadon on the other hand is a complete genius. Truly brilliant. Buffy was a great show, but Angel and Firefly were nothing short of amazing and Serenity was a truly great film. He’s also always entertaining to hear talk.

    • i must concur daniel..though i did enjoy Alias, and even though its considered a reboot, i loved star trek as well. i think had star trek wasnt done as a background story, an origins story if you will, i probably wouldnt have seen it though. whedon does have his occasional miss though(dollhouse?) but yeah i love hearing him geek out when he talks. shame i cant get tickets to the ‘con damnit

  6. Lol yea I didn’t mention dollhouse that show was awful. Joss is a great writer but the dollhouse concept was pretty lame and while half the cast was pretty good all the way to great the other half was borderline awful.

    • @Daniel F Some of the greatest at what they do make mistakes and lose sometimes! Steven Spieldberg,George Lucas,James Cameron,etc. Whedon is still a great choice. If we actually do get Whedon and Abrams…..In the word of Keanu Reeves “Whoa”.

  7. Maybe Abrams wants to collaborate with the Avengers project. Be a nice addition to the development team.

  8. @MercWadeWilson, Dude I was vjust going to say that! OMG!!! Just imagine if these dudes did decide to collaborate on the Avengers movie. All I gotta say is OMG!!! It would be incredible!!!!! There would still be room for Favereau to Produce and Feige to Co-produce while Whedon and Abrams both direct or one Exec-Directs!!!!

    • Exactly! Both of those guys at the directors chair, with the others who directed their own movie at their back, would pull this movie off perfectly. I just hope it’s true. Fingers crossed.

  9. Can we please be done with Whedon? He did some great stuff in the past. Brought us some great actors who’re doing really well today, but can we please stop treating him like he’s untouchable?

  10. We may be in trouble if this rumour turns out to be true… the universe might well collapse if Abrams and Whedon come into the same room.

  11. Strich your not making any sense. So you admit Joss has done great things and yet you want to be done with him? Do you not like great things? You want people who make good things to just stop so you don’t have to watch their good work?

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