As a reporter, I try to be mindful of questions that people have asked over and over again when I’m interviewing someone. However, determined fans sometimes don’t have that consideration and there’s probably no one out there who knows this better than Joss Whedon.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the creative mind behind such beloved shows like ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’, ‘Firefly’, and ‘Dollhouse’ and movies such as ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ took time out of his busy con schedule to visit Zachary Levi’s Nerd HQ to take part in a very intimate Q&A session with special guest moderator Nathan Fillion. During this hour-long chat, Whedon discussed a number of things like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, if he plans on adapting more Shakespeare, and his upbringing.
But one standout answer was brought about when he was asked his reputation for killing characters. It was during this answer from Whedon that we learned what the filmmaker is sick of hearing over and over again. Here’s the quote:
“I honestly am so sick of it. I don’t mean to be rude at all, but going on Twitter was not helpful. When you only have 140 characters, that’s all they’re going to say: You killed Wash. You killed him. You kill people. He’s going to kill everyone. Why do you want to kill everyone? I remember writing a lot of scenes between people that they both lived through. I remember a lot of characters that I brought back to life. And yet, I have a reputation for one thing: Killing.
I’d love to never hear about it again … I know people need to express their disappointment about certain people dying. Look: Go talk to Jordan Levin, who killed the entire show ‘Angel’.”
There you have it, folks. The man is sick of it so leave it alone. But aside from that part, the whole ‘Conversations for a Cause’ experience with Joss Whedon was full of laughs and it seems that all involved had a great time. If you didn’t have a chance to attend or if you want to live it all over again, you can watch the whole thing in the video below:
If you had the chance to ask Joss Whedon a question, what would it be? Sure, he probably won’t see this article ever, but let me hear your questions for the man himself in the comments below.