Joss Whedon: Looking for Comic-Con Superfans

Sci-fi and supernatural pop culture guru teaming up with Morgan Spurlock for documentary about annual Comic-Con convention

By Marc Malkin Feb 17, 2010 2:30 AMTags
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Are you the type of Star Wars fan who, even though you're in your 30s, likes to dress up like an Imperial Stormtrooper?

Or think Lara Croft is more real than not?

Or is your idea of romance taking your special someone to see Avatar—for the 12th time?

If you answered yes to any of the above and have been to geekapalooza Comic-Con, then Joss Whedon may want to talk to you…

I just got word that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator is developing a documentary feature about Comic-Con that will be centered on a still-to-be-cast group of convention-going superfans.

Whedon is teaming up with award-winning Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock, according to a source.

"They want to follow people for about three months leading up to this year's Comic-Con," the source said. "And then they want to film them there. They're looking at all types of people."

Whedon and Spurlock did not immediately comment for this story.

Spurlock is no stranger to the annual summertime San Diego event. He was there last year scouting out Simpsons superfans for a documentary coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Matt Groening's animated series.

As for Whedon, he's Joss Whedon!

Need we say more?


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