Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Trailer

Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker and Clark Gregg star in this adaptation of the William Shakespeare play.

Shortly after Marvel's The Avengers wrapped production in October 2011, director Joss Whedon gathered some of his frequent collaborators and a new crop of fresh faces for Much Ado About Nothing. Shot in black-and-white for just 12 days in Santa Monica, California, this modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's play stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as Beatrice and Benedick, who manage to fall in love despite being completely incompatible for one another. The first trailer and a "new" poster (the credits are slightly different from the last one-sheet) have debuted for this romantic comedy, opening in limited release June 7th before expanding nationwide June 21st. Check out this colorful ensemble, also starring Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, and Clark Gregg.

Much Ado About Nothing Poster

Much Ado About Nothing was released June 7th, 2013 and stars Amy Acker, Emma Bates, Sara Blindauer, Brett Ryan Bonowicz, Spencer Treat Clark, Alexis Denisof, Reed Diamond, Nathan Fillion. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

Sources: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. thedude-abides

    @corey Well, I think that's awesome because those are the kinds of films I look forward to as well. You'll probably get to see both of them before I do, so definitely @mention me and let me know what you think about them if that's the case.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  2. Corey W.

    @thedude-abides LOL well I still like mainstream movies :P But my most anticipated films right now are Place Beyond the Pines and To The Wonder. I just better be able to see them the weekend they release.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  3. thedude-abides

    @corey I like this new you, lol.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. Corey W.

    The only thing Whedon has ever impressed me with is the things he's been doing with Marvel, and that's enough for me to consider myself a fan. But anything he's done outside of Marvel I've never cared about. Buffy/Angel- I've never been able to stick with them. Bite me. Dollhouse- God f*cking awful TV show. Firefly- Heard great things, but it lasts one season. I really don't want to invest my time in a season of a TV show that I know gets cancelled. I saw the movie, thought it was decent, but it didn't make me want to go back to the show. Cabin the Woods- Terrible. I'm glad he didn't direct it, but he was still involved so I can partially blame him.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  5. Dan

    @shuabert I've grown used to it. Whedon makes something, and for some reason all the goodwill he garnered from his previous project fades from people's memories. At first this irritated me, but then I realized f*ck it, like usual, once the movie comes out, people will shut up. And then the process starts all over again lol.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. Josh

    When everything Whedon has done (except, arguably, Dollhouse) has gotten rave critical reviews, I don't think it's fair to call his fans a "cult following." This movie has gotten really strong positive buzz. It's fine to not like Whedon (or Tarantino, or anyone else who has a distinct style and is well-liked), but that doesn't mean everyone else is drinking the Kool-Aid and you're just too smart for that.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx But you didn't walk away, and it's clear you didn't grasp what I wrote, either. You tagged me first; I get the last word. That means for you to walk away, you don't respond to my last response. But you constantly do. Look through the whole thread, son. You tagged me first, then I went second, and so forth. We alternated posts. But in this case, I get the last word, not you. Maybe next time, I'll tag you first, and you can have the last word (don't count on that happening anytime soon, though). As far as your statement goes, why would I bother to respond to something so banal when I know I can just frustrate you into oblivion, like I did this weekend? As far as you "knowing what you are talking about when you are discussing films," that may be true, but you certainly don't know what the hell you're talking about when you're mentioning my cinematic tastes.

    In regards to your maturity level, of course you wouldn't bring it up. You don't think you have a problem with maturity, but you do. Again, how else would I have been able to keep you going in circles this weekend? The fact that everyone can see it, and many tell you about it, should give you a clue. But it doesn't. That's your cross to bear. Have fun with it.

    As far as my avatar...go research it! If you want to know about it, go find it on the web. It's not hard. I'm sure you can do it.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- It takes two to tango, you know? It might've been a snarly comment, but you can't oppose it for the validity. You didn't deny it, either. True, true. I'm only as stubborn as you, though. And there you go again, assuming again. I in no way think I'm an adult; I just so happen to know what the hell I'm talking about when I enter a discussion concerning films.

    Don't get the two mixed up, sir.

    I actually walked away, as you can see comments ago. Not to mention, I've done so a handful of times regarding our other 'discussions'. But, I can't blame you; for that ole' noggin' of yours isn't what it use to be (oh, there I go again; being an *sshole).

    I don't remember ever mentioning my maturity level; you and others do it for me. Care to enlighten me of the origins of the avatar without ignoring the first paragraphs of my reply?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  9. Dan

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I am glad something has sunk in with you, then.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- Probably because you put a heavy emphasis on the term time, and time again in the past?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  11. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Well, you asked for it by tagging me and applying a little arrogant comment (that "refined taste in cinema" comment made you sound like a douchebag). What I found hilarious, and a little sad on your part, is that about halfway through this (or perhaps a little before), you called me on what I was doing (having fun at your expense), and you still kept it up. Dude, you tagged me first; when that happens, I'm getting the last word. As soon as you knew what I was doing, you should have bailed on the conversation. Hell, @bawnian-dexeus gave you a great reason by engaging me last night, yet you still had to continue. You like to think you're an adult, and admittedly, sometimes you display a certain maturity and gravitas that allows for that thought. This weekend was not one of those times, at least in the interaction here. I baited you over and over again, and you constantly went for it. Essentially, you were a puppet. Sometimes, you win the fight simply by walking away. This was one of those times for you.

    Now you probably think you can attack me on my maturity level, and feel free to do so. However, before you do remember that I have never said anything about being "refined, haughty, or mature." I'm the guy with an avatar of a royal robot sitting on a toilet.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  12. Dan

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx 'Substitute *sshole with faux drollness at anything popular, and there ya go.'

    Reading comprehension, my friend. Try it. You missed the principle of my comment by focusing on the word "*sshole".

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  13. Dan

    Of course, I know it's simpler than that. You just like goading him into arguing with you.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  14. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- How am I an *sshole?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  15. Dan

    @ejk1 Whenever I deign to give @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx any thought, I'm reminded of the scene from Patch Adams with Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman, where Williams explains that he forgets that Hoffman hasn't learned that you don't need to go through life being an *sshole all the time. Substitute *sshole with faux drollness at anything popular, and there ya go.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  16. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- Eh, to an extent. You can't blame me for being annoyed, though.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  17. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Seemed appropriate.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  18. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- Whippersnapper?

    Whippersnapper: A young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident.


    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  19. ejk1

    @dan1 and I'm aware "whippersnapper" makes me sound ancient, lol.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  20. ejk1

    @dan1 the little whippersnapper certainly is trying...

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  21. Dan

    @ejk1 Hahaha, @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx called you near-elderly. But then he used the word shenanigans. Which is an awesome word, but also made him seem elderly, himself.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    77? Another 77!

    *smashes coffee cup*

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- And all it has is 6 thumbs down to show for it. ;)

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  24. Dan

    77 comments now. Nice.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Run around?

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  26. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- You're just going to give me the run-around over something that can be answered point blank? That speaks volumes about your basis.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  27. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx How is what going to be?

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  28. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- So, that's how it's going to be?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  29. ejk1

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Let's see...over the course of the last few days I've gotten you to answer my questions, while at the same time frustrating you by evading yours. I would ask "who's the clueless one?," but I don't think you'd like the answer.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  30. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- In reality, you seem to be one of the most intelligent guys out there. But online, you're one of the most clueless users I've ever met.

    Do you agree that the acting is 'mediocre'? If not, explain why.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

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