According to Entertainment Weekly, Buffy creator and Avengers helmer Joss Whedon is planning to return to the Web after he’s wrapped on the superhero blockbuster.
”I really want to make something tiny. You know, get back on the Internet,” Whedon says. ”Just something really home-baked.” He’s been developing an end-of-the-world project called Wastelanders with novelist and comics scribe Warren Ellis, which was postponed by The Avengers. When he does return to it, Whedon promises Wastelanders will be far different from the comedic tragedy of Dr. Horrible. ”I’ll say this about it…there ain’t no singing,” he says, laughing. ”It’s a dark piece….”
It will mark his first Internet series since musical miniseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and it’s going to be self-funded.
..I’m just like, ‘Gosh, well, if I’m going to finance this and put it together, it’s kind of dangerous.’ It’s not going to have a soundtrack album, it’s not going to have all these revenue streams. It’s going to be something that I put out there because I feel like I have to, and I don’t have to rely on anybody else to let me.” But as a TV creator and tentpole director, why bother with Internet shorts? ”Right now, it’s the punk rock of filmmaking,” Whedon says. ”And I want to be a part of that.”