Mar 7 2013 4:45pm

First Trailer for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon Much Ado About Nothing Nathan Fillion trailer

Joss Whedon's take on Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, has just released its first trailer. Featuring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion and more, this is a Whedon-fan's dream! Already released at film festivals, Much Ado About Nothing opens this summer.

Watch the trailer below. (via Ain't It Cool)

Joseph Cook
1. Jobi-Wan
I am very excited to see this, I hope the theaters in my area carry it.
Constance Sublette
3. Zorra
Ladies' crotch shots in multitudes.
4. Tesh
@3 Zorra,
That's what Shakespeare is all about, right? At least these days, we can cast real ladies instead of young men.
Constance Sublette
5. Zorra
@4 Tesh -- Why yes, there have always been so many ladies' crotches in view during all the stage productions of Shakespeare's plays I've seen over the years that I've never noticed these plays were about language and the characters that speak that language to and with each other, and thereby reveal great tragedies, the side-splitting comedies, the horrible betrayals, and the grand loyalties -- even into ludicrous adherence, as of the Fool and Lear -- of life. Because it's only ladies crotch shots that matter, even when Lear is naked and ranting on the storm-beaten heath.
Marie Veek
6. SlackerSpice
Amy Acker as Beatrice? Can I get a second opinion on this one? (Preferably from someone who's more acquainted with the play.)
7. Dianthus
James Marsters has said he'd drop everything to work for Whedon again, but I don't see him anywhere in this.
I think Whedon blames Marsters for 'fumbling' Buffy's character arc in Chosen* and will never cast him in anything again. Never mind that it was the writer/director who failed his actors, rather than the other way 'round.
*Spike didn't believe it when Buffy tells him she loves him b/c James didn't believe it. Unlike Joss, James didn't have the luxury of ignoring s7.
Yeah, I'll prob'ly go see this, but who are Beatrice and Benedick if not Buffy and Spike. 'Lady Disdain' indeed.
Sharat Buddhavarapu
8. spinfuzz
@Dianthus: Little strong on the haterade, aren't we? Let's just wait and see the movie and not compare it to Buffy before that.

I, for one, cannot wait to see Nathan Fillion as Dogberry. That's what I'm waiting for!
Peter Erwin
9. PeterErwin
Zorra @3:

So you've seen the movie already?
10. Dianthus
@8. I've got my issues, it's true. However, I was not comparing the movie to BtVS. I was merely expressing my opinion. Whedon is a flawed human being like the rest of us.
11. Tesh
@5 ...that was sarcasm in my first post. Sorry I missed the /sarc flag.

I'm not a fan of "sexing it up". The original story works just fine. Sure, every age adapts source material, but, like I can't stand "darker, edgier" takes on stories, "sexier" tends to ruin things for me as well.
Scott Silver
12. hihosilver28
@11. Tesh- Sex and the themes of fidelity play a huge role in the play. That and Shakespeare wasn't "above" earthy humor or references in his plays. I don't think it will play as proportionally large a role in the movie as it does in the trailer.
13. Ace After
Josh,want an audience to see yr movie? Use sex, love & violence....oh, wait a minute isn't that Shakespeare!?
14. David M. Crampton
@3.Zorra, I think you saw more lady crotch than I did. And I assure you, I was looking for it.

Unless underwater hip shots count?

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