Talk about an interesting choice.

While his last film, The Avengers, not only became the blockbuster of 2012 but also a film so big that it has changed the entire way blockbuster franchises will be crafted going forward, Joss Whedon’s upcoming picture has rarely been discussed in the same breath as these epics. However, that’s the company it’s about to have, as his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing has gotten a summer 2013 release date.

The film will bow on June 7, 2013 alongside Shyamalan’s After Earth, Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me and the comedy The Intership, so it’s not the biggest of weekends, but for a black and white Shakespeare adaptation, it still seems like an odd, but exciting, choice.

With a cast including Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz and Clark Gregg, the film has received great notices out of its debut at this year’s TIFF, so hopefully the hype can carry this esoteric picture to a box office victory. Either that or the ‘from the director of The Avengers‘ which will be attached to every single bit of promo material.

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