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In April 2007, I interviewed Joss Whedon for a Studio 360 story about how he was continuing Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a comic book. I only got to use a few sound bytes for that piece, but I always liked the interview itself -- which had been sitting on my desktop until now. The Marvel cinematic universe didn't really exist back then, but the way he talks about larger-than-life storytelling could easily apply to The Avengers.
Episode 9: Joss Whedon '07