The Whedonverse Now Hath the ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Trailer, Will Love It


The trailer for Joss Whedon‘s take on William Shakespeare‘s classic comic tale Much Ado About Nothing is everything you’d hoped it would be: chock full of Whedonverse stars (including Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg), less manic than Baz Luhrmann’s modern retelling of Romeo + Juliet  so you’ll actually be able to keep up it, and it looks every bit as romantic and bitingly funny as the text that it is based off of. (Jeez, Whedon, is there anything you can’t do at this point?!)

The movie, which was a hit with audiences when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 and will attempt woo festival goers at SXSW, will give audiences everywhere an English lesson on June 21. But, the satisfying trailer for the flick (which is done in the oh-so-trendy black-and-white) should tide the Whedonverse over until then. Watch it here and mouth along with all your Cliff Notes favorites. “By this hand, I love thee.” 

Art thou excited for Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing?

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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper,, and She is thrilled to be a part of the team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')