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So I missed this the first gajillion times I watched Age of Ultron, and Tumblr never pointed it out to me either, so here goes.

This is Maria Hill around the beginning of the party scene.

This is Maria during the “after party” (looking a little worse for wear but that’s just my badly timed screen grab).

Where did the jacket come from? Okay, rewinding. Yep, that’s who I thought. Here’s Steve at the beginning of the party,

and here’s Steve after the party.

Maria got cold and Steve gave her his jacket. Almost everyone in the scene is wearing their coat or jacket, so my guess is that glass penthouse is pretty chilly.

This scene is great of course because it demonstrates Steve’s courteous personality that we’re all used to, but Joss planted this little detail for other reasons too. One, to show that Maria is an acclimated member of the team and feels that way (see also Tony reminding her that Steve is the boss, not him). Two, to bring home the point that this is a friendly and essentially familial gathering. These people don’t just work and drink together. They. Are. Bros.

Who then of course all turn on each other in Civil War anyway, but hey, Maria got to wear Steve’s jacket for a little while.

Whedon is our King

1. Joss Whedon said that the MCU could be enjoyed by people who don’t watch Agents of Shield–NOT that Agents of Shield wasn’t valuable or important. This guy wrote The Zeppo (Buffy) because he knows the stories going on with people behind the ‘top billed’ characters are valuable and interesting–I think he knows that Agents of Shield is valuable. 

2. Saying Bucky’s death would have been a better story is called an AU and tumblr really shouldn’t be so judgmental of someone’s AU…even when that someone is a film director.

3. All of his female characters are complex-yes, many of them kick ass in a ‘girl power’ way, but they also show a wide range of emotion, and are different from one another. Willow is a badass witch who is also a proud nerd, and who deals with confusing sexuality, falling in love, losing love, losing herself, and addiction. Buffy is a beautiful girlie-girl who brings justice with her fists, a protector of the world, a single parent, and an orphan. Natasha is a super-intelligent agent with a dark past on a path to redemption, who manages to trust her companions despite leading a life of abuse. Maria Hill is an authority figure who cares more about the people in her charge than anything else, and questions her superiors when they are misguided. Penny (Dr. Horrible) is a compassionate and naive woman determined to cause positive change with words and kind actions. Agent Peggy Carter is a feminine woman who is in charge of herself and often those around her, who is able to see through any exterior (beautiful or puny) to the person underneath. I could go on-but if you don’t recognize that Whedon is one of the few writers out there who knows how to write more than one kind of woman I don’t think I can help you. [or maybe you only know how to recognize one type of woman hmmm?]

4. Directors aren’t the only ones in charge of casting. If you have an issue with white-washed casting choices (which, in my opinion, are TOTALLY LEGITIMATE issues and the fandom should remain vocal about their preferences for diverse characters) then your issue is with the casting director, or at least with the team of people who made the decision collectively. Not [only] Joss. 

5. There is no evidence that Charisma Carpenter got fired [at all] from Angel because she got pregnant. How could she? Since she was pregnant during the run of the show? Literally how could she be fired for something that occurred while she was working on the show??

In conclusion, Joss Whedon remains a pioneer for feminists, and remains a talented and passionate storyteller [who has delighted the fandom for years now]. Don’t get swept up in the hysteria caused by miscommunication and misrepresentation. Calm down. My goodness.

20 lines in Age of Ultron: written  by Joss Whedon

1. “It’s been a really long day—like, Eugene O’Neill long.” — Tony Stark/Iron Man

2. “I’ve done the whole mind control thing. Not a fan.” — Clint Barton/Hawkeye

3. “He’s fast and she’s weird.” —Maria Hill, describing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

4. “Victory should be honored with revels.” —Thor

5. “I don’t want to hear the ‘Man Was Not Meant to Meddle’ medley.” — Tony Stark/Iron Man, on whether or not he should develop artificial intelligence

6. “I’m glad you asked that, because I wanted to take this time to explain my evil plan.” —Ultron, on his evil plan

7.“Please be secret door. Please be secret door. Please be secret door. [Finds secret door.] Yay!” — Tony Stark/Iron Man

8. “Hit me in the back? Dick move, Banner.” —Tony Stark/Iron Man fighting the Hulk

9. “You know I totally support your Avenging.” —someone (no spoilers), talking to an Avenger

10. “Are you sure he’s going to be OK? Pretending to need this guy really brings the team together.” — Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, inquiring about a slightly injured Clint Barton/Hawkeye

11. “Fortunately, I am mighty.” —Thor

12. “As maybe the world’s leading authority on waiting too long … don’t.” —Captain America telling Bruce Banner to seize the day

13. “Guy’s multiplying faster than a Catholic rabbit.” —Nick Fury on Ultron

14. “Beep beep.” —Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow on a motorcycle

15. “I don’t trust a guy without a dark side. Call me old-fashioned.” —Tony Stark/Iron Man

16. “Oh … It’s definitely the End Times.” —Bruce Banner/Hulk

17. “Uh, have you been juicing?” —Tony Stark/Iron Man to Ultron

18. “Well, I was born yesterday.” —Vision, who had literally been created the day before

19. “You get hurt, hurt ‘em back. You get killed, walk it off.” —Captain America giving marching orders

20. “Think I can’t hold my own?” —James Rhodes/War Machine    “We get through this, I’ll hold your own.” —Tony Stark/Iron Man    “You had to make it weird.” —James Rhodes/War Machine



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From the man who brought us Avengers, Firefly, Buff— wait, why are we even explaining this on Tumblr?

You know who Joss Whedon is. But did you know he wrote and produced a supernatural romance directed by Brin Hill? It’s online and available to watch right this instant, thanks to Vimeo On Demand. 

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Never forget.

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Joss Whedon talks Avengers: Age of Ultron; says there’s four prominent female roles in the film

So, there’s Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Maria Hill… and who else? According to rumours, it could be Carol Danvers!

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There are no strings on me

Marvel (marvelentertainment) released late yesterday a new AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON trailer that’s significantly different from the one released in HALL H during this summer’s San Diego Comic-con and this month’s Unlimited Plus Members panel at New York Comic Con.

But now I’m free

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IN YOUR EYES

Written and produced by Joss Whedon, In Your Eyes is “a timeless boy-meets-girl story, wrapped in a supernatural world.” Starring Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David and Nikki Reed, the film is directed by Brin Hill and is currently available to rent on Vimeo (x).

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I think it’s Fury is the one who dies, plus we see him in surgery in the trailer. Now, some might think it’s Clint Barton who died because Natasha was crying. But Joss Whedon said Clint was going to play a big part in Age of Ultron. It can’t be Coulson because of AoS. And if it’s Barnes/the Winter Solider why is Maria Hill in the background? What do you guys think?

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You Don’t Have To Wait To Watch ‘In Your Eyes’ 

The great and powerful Joss has spoken.