The Boys at the ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Premiere

Posted on June 07, 2013

Whedon fangurls to the stage, please.

Kittens, it was the “Much Ado About Nothing” premiere, which means a whole rash of Whedonverse boy-regulars from the worlds of Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and even The Avengers strutted their stuff on the red carpet. And by “strutted their stuff” we mean “wandered out in front of the cameras wearing horribly ill-fitting outfits.”Oh, nerdboys. Whatever will we do with you? Let’s survey the damage. Whedon fangurls are advised to keep their squealing to a minimum. The uninitiated only need wait 40 minutes before posts with celebrities they recognize start appearing.

Okay, hit it boys. Everyone else, brace yourself.

 

Alexis Denisof

Competing grays, no visible shirt cuffs, no belt, a collapsed placket and too-long pants. We’re off to a terrible start.

 

Clark Gregg

Was he dressed by his mother? What is going on here? Everything’s large and goofy-looking. This may be the most upsetting of all the looks at this event because he’s just so darn cute.

Ugh. That hat. We judge guys for wearing those hats. We’re not even going to pretend otherwise.

 

 

Fran Kranz

Russian banquet hall manager.

Although really, we should be nicer. This was one of the better efforts. He’s properly groomed and everything mostly fits, so we shouldn’t be such bitches about it.

 

Joss Whedon

Aw, we’ll let him have this one. It’s not his job or his way to show up at events all impeccable and shit. It is, however, a sad commentary that this outfit is actually better than some of the ones the malestars wore.

Okay, you’re really going to have to brace yourself for this next one. Captain Tightpants is no more.

 

Nathan Fillion

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

Why did everyone get their suits from the Big and Tall Shop?

 

 

Reed Diamond

Was there some rule that they all had to avoid color as much as possible? It’s fine. We’re in no position to complain after what we just saw with Fillion.

The real disappointment came from the gay corner of the Whedonverse:

 

Sean Maher

It’s fine. It’s clearly a casual event. But there’s “casual” and then there’s “on the beach” and that shirt tends to tip over to the latter. Plus his hair is irritating us. And shave, goddamit. But really, it’s fine. We suppose we were expecting the gays to rally a little more; make up for the serious style sins of their straight co-stars.

We’ll give it to Tom, though:

 

Tom Lenk

You can’t say he didn’t put a little effort in.  Unfortunately, unlike almost everyone else on this red carpet, his stuff’s just a leeeetle too tight. Also, that’s some seriously puffy hair.

We know, we know. We’re being mean and cranky. We should’ve never started off Sausage Friday with such a collection of schlubs. Cute schlubs, it has to be said; but still schlubs.

 

[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, Emiley Schweich/PR Photos, Getty]

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

    I think you may have just broken my heart a little. So many men that I love looking so… meh.

    • drdarke

      WTF happened? I came back and I see an entire comment thread deleted!

      I didn’t see anything offensive in the comments that I can recall….

  • WendyD

    They are disappointing style-wise, but I’ll love them all forever.

    • drdarke

      I realize MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is a lark done by Joss Whedon and a bunch of his actor pals in his house over the course of two weeks – but it looks like they all assumed the movie’s premiere would be in Whedon’s living room, not a theatre!

      That does double for Whedon himself – I get he’s not an actor, but man, would it kill him to dress at least as well as Fillion does? I dress better than that when I go with my wife to a SF con.

      • Aurumgirl

        It’s never going to happen. It’s been a good thirty years now that North Americans stopped wearing clothes for full grown adults and have adopted a full time wardrobe of toddler outfits, complete with baby running shoes for every occasion. The only reason celebrity women are still trying is because there’s an entire industry built up around shuffling the designer goods from one truck to another in time for paparazzi and red carpet photography deadlines, and cosmetics companies pay really well for small contracts. The sad thing is, we’ve adopted a kind of “I’m so superior to all of this, because my appearance is not my primary concern, you vain people” attitude as an excuse, and I think it’s alarming when some of the more talented ones out there (like Joss) decide to go out looking like they are doing laundry and all they could find to wear was stuff from college that they packed away after their last move from the dorm.

        • drdarke

          I’ve got no problem with people dressing casually in their day-to-day life, @Aurumgirl:disqus – from my Avie picture, you can tell I favor polo shirts and cargo pants when I’m on the street or working! But a red carpet is not “day to day” by any means, and for that you’d expect people to dress up a bit more….

          • Aurumgirl

            Well, it isn’t a “problem” so much, but we really are missing out on some self respect, I think. If we look around us in the world, EVERYONE everywhere else dresses better than we do! Just the idea of shorts and message t shirts in the office–where you would meet clients or customers or patients–it’s just not tolerated. Or flip flops at work. Or running shoes everywhere but the gym. And then, there’s the whole infantilization thing that gets me. We don’t really wanna grow up.

            Heck, Tom Waits recorded that tune! But comparatively, he’s dressed impeccably, even when he’s in character, to most North Americans.

  • Emily Giovanni

    I love them SO MUCH (well, 6.5 out of 8 of them anyway). It actually kind of makes me love them a little more that they can’t put themselves together properly even though some of them clearly tried. [I am a total Whedon fangurl. This is an awesome start to the day.]

    • WendyD

      I have to know who you love .5 of.

      • Emily Giovanni

        Half of love is just low. (Clark Gregg)

        • j_anson

          …which is how I feel. My spirit is breaking.

    • http://willdrawforcookies.blogspot.com/ moreteawesley

      Yes, that’s pretty much how I feel. They’re all so cute and I love them so much, it hardly matters.

      • Emily Giovanni

        Just lookit those adorable moppets. Dressing themselves. So cute!

      • iheartbuffy

        very much so.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    *muffled squeals as per TLo’s instructions*

  • Cecilia Lin

    It’s okay, Nathan’s inability to wear a suit properly always make me weep. So I tend to just linger on his adorable smile and baby blues for as long as possible before scrolling down to see the too big jacket and too long sleeves and pool of pants.

    • Caitlin

      I don’t understand why he doesn’t just raid the costume department of his current show. He is typically in very well tailored suits every day on Castle

      • Cecilia Lin

        I think some of his shirts are from Castle or his that he wears on castle but yes, the suits and pants on the show generally fit him LOADS better.

        • drdarke

          No, they don’t, @cecilialin:disqus ! The ill-fitting clothing on CASTLE is one of my biggest bugbears about the show – well, besides the crap “drama” writing that strands two of my favorite actors in impossible-to-play scenes!

          Thanks to Luke Reichele, the Costume Monkey, Richard Castle looks like he shops at a thrift store for his outfits – and Kate Beckett looks like she’s dressed by somebody who hates her guts, given all the disastrous clothing choices! All I can guess is that Stana Katic has no more idea what looks good on her than Nathan Fillion does on him – her idea of couture begins and ends at “red minidress and heels” (which she does admittedly look smashing in!), while his is “jacket and button-down shirt, hold the tie”.

          If anybody needs Tim Gunn In a Bottle (my wife and I joke that you should be able to rub a bottle, and out pops Tim Gunn for avuncular gay style advice!), it’s Fillion….

          • demidaemon

            Tim Gunn In a Bottle should be a TV show!

          • drdarke

            I know, @demidaemon:disqus ! Sometimes I’d rather watch that than PROJECT RUNWAY – though to my shock, this season surprisingly didn’t suck as much as I feared it would….

  • http://twitter.com/Hussified Coleen

    For SHAME, Clark Gregg. You look like an Elvis Costello impersonator.

    • EdithP

      I too wondered why Elvis Costello had wandered onto the red carpet.

    • decormaven

      “Watching the detectives…”

    • filmcricket

      My exact thought. “Clark Gregg IS Elvis Costello in ‘Declan McManus: International Art Thief'”

  • Nicola Anna Molly Page

    Mal looks so much bigger than he actually is. I weep.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      Do you think? In the last couple of seasons of Castle he’s been looking like that all the time!

      • Cecilia Lin

        well he is quite a bit older than the Firefly days.
        Though I like to think that if someone who knows what they are doing dressed him properly he’ll still be 200% drool-worthy.

        • Mismarker

          I 200% agree.

        • WendyD

          There does seem to be more of him to love now, but he normally looks better in jeans and a t-shirt than in this terrible suit.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

          Definitely still droolworthy even with poorly-fitting suits!

          • majorbedhead

            I thought he looked a little bigger, too, but he’s still a fine, fine looking specimen. My imaginary TV boyfriend (I have several. Also? I don’t get out much.)

          • formerlyAnon

            I am a huge advocate for imaginary boyfriends. Cheaper than booze or cable and sooo much easier to live with than Actual Real Persons, with all of their tedious needs and lack of mind-reading skills.

          • majorbedhead

            Exactly!

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            I love an imaginary boyfriend.

        • drdarke

          I agree, @cecilialin:disqus – he’s still a good-looking guy, if a bit beefier than in his FIREFLY days. There’s nothing here that’s unfixable – I just think he doesn’t know what works for him, and (as I’ve ranted at length already) neither his IRL girlfriend nor CASTLE’s Costume Designer do either.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Uncles, you know you have my love, devotion and respect. However, I did not comprehend a single word you posted because you also posted pictures of Nathan Fillion. I’m sorry, that’s just how this girl’s brain works. Try not to take it personally.

  • MilaXX

    The movie look cute. Am I still coffee deprived or is this the movie Joss filmed in his house? Anyway, the male stars, as much as I love them are all variations of too big, too small or some weird combo.

    • Emily Giovanni

      yep, filmed in his house in a couple of days after wrapping The Avengers.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        In his house that his wife designed. I love the backstory for this movie SO MUCH!

        • ThaliaMenninger

          I agree on all points (back story, house, wife) but I need a wider release than just LA, SF and NYC. Come ON! The middle of the country needs the Whedon Much Ado, too, you know!

          • reebism

            Wait two weeks, wide release on June 21st — depending on the take this weekend and next, natch. The better it does in the cities, the better chances we have of it coming to us. POLEDANCE LIKE YOU MEAN IT, BOYS!

      • j_anson

        Yeah, my impression was that it was meant to be a sort of “hey look, we made a Shakespeare movie for fun!” thing but then… Avengers… so.

        • Emily Giovanni

          Yeah, that’s pretty much what it was. I read that it was kind of like getting back to his passion of film-making after the business of The Avengers. He’d been doing Shakespeare readings in his house with his favorite actors for a long time beforehand so he (and his wife, and all the actors) decided to go for it instead of taking a vacation. I think it’s awesome.

      • drdarke

        Twelve day shooting schedule in Whedon house is what I’ve heard – basically a two-week long slumber party, with Shakespeare….

    • baxterbaby

      A. O. Scott (New York Times) gave it a glowing review. I so admire Whedon for casting mostly episodic TV actors (who are all fine actors) in the movie. AND for shooting it in black and white. AND for casting Nathan Fillion as Dogberry! It’s a favorite WS of mine and his casting is spot on.

  • Mismarker

    Sausage Friday! Praying it only gets better from here.

  • acevedob

    This is what happens when straight men dress themselves. Were the gays and girlfriends having a ladies night? lmao

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    sighing without end. (not in a good way)

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    Yikes, man. That is a lot of ill fitting and painfully dull clothing. I can’t get past Clark Gregg looking like a hobo in a recently donated suit. Let’s all hope Sausage Friday takes a turn for the better after Uncles have had coffee and searched the internet on our behalf.

    • decormaven

      Yes, this is more like Tofurky Thursday. Where’s the meat?

  • Diego!

    OMG… what a mess… My eyes are bleeding!

  • Beardslee

    What a bunch of ignoramuses (ignorami?), “stylists” and celebrities alike.

    • iheartbuffy

      there are no stylists present here, come now.

  • Tracy Alexander

    This whole group would have benefited from the presence of James Marsters (why not in the film, Whedon?). Team Spike.

    • formerlyAnon

      (Sighs, wistfully.)

      • majorbedhead

        Oh Spike. I miss Spike. I was a total Buffy/Spike ‘shipper.

        • formerlyAnon

          With the possible exception of dark horse Giles, Spike was the only male on that show that gave the impression they’d be particularly good in bed.

          • majorbedhead

            Heh. Giles. I didn’t come to Buffy until 5 or 6 years ago, so being a woman of a certain age, I definitely saw his appeal. He’s very handsome, in that intelligent, British way.

          • twocee

            Hear, hear on Giles. Also, he’ll forever be the hot British neighbor with coffee :-)

          • majorbedhead

            Yes!! God, I thought I was the only person who remembered those commercials. (God, I’m old.)

          • twocee

            We are showing our age :)

          • formerlyAnon

            There are several of us of similar vintage hereabouts. I must say that the young people are very nice to us, letting us blather on about pop culture references of which they know not.

            (Edited to indulge pedantic concerns with grammar)

          • Guest

            Ahem. TEA.

          • editrixie

            No, what they’re talking about are commercials he did featuring COFFEE.

          • Cordelia_Gray

            Exactly. I was a kiddlet when the Taster’s Choice ads aired, but even then I found him very handsome.

          • iheartbuffy

            He’s also an amazing comedian – see Little Britain.

    • Chris

      Why won’t Joss Whedon give James Marsters a job?!! Why Joss why? You can find work for Andrew but not Spike?

      • iheartbuffy

        Music is his passion – music (not his bloody awful poetry). Saw his band play recently and they were pretty decent.

    • iheartbuffy

      Good call- Spiky does pretty well on his own when it comes to dressing himself for public appearances. Maybe all his character’s swagger rubbed off on him in a practical way. And he’s probably not in the film because he’s quite busy pursuing his music career. I’m upset Tony Head is missing.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I’m going to go with Marsters being unavailable due to scheduling conflict but – actually – I’m not sure who he would’ve played as Denisof already had Benedick all sewn up. I suppose the main option would be Don John but I don’t know that I’d want to see him play a baddie without any kind of twinkle in his eyes.

  • quiltrx

    The only person ever allowed to wear one of those hats on an RC is Elvis Costello, because he is awesome. That is all.
    I’m not a Whedonette (I do recognize Fillion)…but IMO they all need to go home and try again.

    • Damien W

      If I could give this multiple thumbs-up I would. Elvis was the first thing that came to mind when I saw Clark’s pics. But, with me Elvis comes to mind many times a day no matter what I’m doing, lol. And Elvis does indeed know how to rock the hats.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        I love how he wears hats. They are completely absorbed into his physical being rather than an accessory. Last year I made a turquoise beaver-finish felt fedora with a purple band and every time I looked at it I thought: I should send this to Elvis Costello!

        • formerlyAnon

          That sounds like a very handsome hat.

          • VictoriaDiNardo

            It was, thank you! It actually pained me to sell it – I have a problem with that…not good for business….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

    They all must be Serious Actors, because they clearly aren’t spending any time thinking about what they’re wearing. But I love these dudes so much, I just don’t care.

    • formerlyAnon

      I don’t care much, but almost every actor I’ve ever known, and every one that had any professional training, thinks a LOT about how they present themselves. They may *choose* to go against the grain (and these guys didn’t, they mostly wore suits or suit-adjacent ensembles), but it’s a conscious choice. That’s why I’m baffled – it’s like they weren’t told what events to pack for.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

        I don’t know. They’re all giant nerds who, even as “public figures,” may not care all that much about all this jazz.

        • formerlyAnon

          These photos are evidence that you are probably right.

  • QH

    Clark Gregg looks like he’s about to put on a pair of white gloves and break into ‘Mr. Cellophane.’

  • Donna Tabor

    Dear T & Lo: Thank you for Sausage Friday. You rock.

    Sincerely,
    DT

  • mjude

    TLO said “Why did everyone get their suits from the Big and Tall Shop?”……LMFAO!

  • marlie

    Le sigh. Such schlubs, but they’re such CUTE schlubs, I can’t get mad at them.

  • SewingSiren

    The guy with the knitted tie is about the best of the bunch. Although it looks as if he had a recent growth spurt.
    Was it extremely humid. The others mostly look as if they could use a little starch in their shirt collars and plackets. I know it’s not comfortable , but have you ever worn Spanx? Come on guys , a little effort. please!

  • MarieLD

    I think their mothers would have dressed them better.

  • Frank_821

    The only one you can give a pass to is Joss. He never was nor will be a glamour red carpet boy. but yes Nathan should be able to afford a good tailor

  • iheartbuffy

    TOTAL SCHLUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They looked like they all crawled out from under a rock back into the spotlight. Have to say they have aged well. Tom Lenk looks hilariously like a hipster.

    On a different note, EVERYONE BE JEALOUS OF ME BECAUSE I’M GOING TO SEE THE MOVIE TONIGHT AND THERE’S Q AND A WITH 2 OF THE ACTORS AFTER THE SCREENING. I’ll report back on their bad fashion choices.

    • majorbedhead

      Oh, please, please do!! Who are the actors?

      • iheartbuffy

        no one big, unfortunately -just the two guys who are playing the watchmen, Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney… I’m hoping Joss just decides to make a surprise appearance.

  • Jesse

    If we’re being grumpy today, let me respond in kind.

    With all due respect, this post kind of pissed me off, and not because I disagree with you on the style choices or because I’m a Whedon fanboy. It’s because it contradicts your (smart) Jessica Alba mantra that we should be realistic about how celebrities are getting compensated and what they’re doing when they show up to an event.

    “Much Ado” was a zero-budget movie filled with actors who do not get paid the kind of money that movie stars do, and who also do not work as regularly as the other celebrities whose faces show up on TLO every day. You want to beat up on Nathan Fillion? Go right ahead; he’s asking for it. He makes enough money that he (or ABC) should pay for a publicist and a stylist to say that he may not dress like this in public. But Sean Maher? Reed Diamond? Fran Kranz? Were the powerhouse ratings of “Firefly,” “Dollhouse,” and “The Playboy Club” so amazing that Maher, Diamond, and Kranz are swimming in pools of cocaine with Brad Goreski while Tom Ford and Thom Browne fight over who gets to dress them and who gets to blow them? My guess is that these guys got paid next to nothing to be in Joss Whedon’s shoestring movie, they’re probably showing up in their own clothes, and I’d bet it’s a big deal for them to be in this movie. There’s just no acknowledgment here that you’re kind of bullying the kids who can’t fight back. Come on, guys; be as bitchy as you like where it’s warranted, but don’t be dicks.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      This would all be a very damning accusation if we’d made fun of them for not wearing expensive designer clothing. Considering we complimented the guys in jeans over the guys in suits and that almost all of our criticism revolved around clothes that fit poorly, which is not nearly the classist thing you’re making it out to be, we’re gonna go with, yes, you’re being an overwrought fanboy.

    • VeryNot

      Wait. So only people on movie star budgets can afford to look good?

      That’s just silly. All actors should have at least one decently tailored suit. It isn’t that expensive, and you don’t need a stylist to tell you that. Their gravy is made, in part, by their looks and image. If anything, less famous actors should be BETTER turned out, because they can’t afford to have people see them on the red carpet of their big movie and think, “who the hell is that slob?”

      I love these actors like any good Whedon fangirl, and I think it’s obvious TLo likes them too. They were gently teasing, not bullying, but when it comes down to it, yes, the actors should have tried a little harder.

    • SewingSiren

      Faultless Premium spray starch costs less than $4 a can. Even I can afford it.

      • Rand Ortega

        God, I love that stuff.

    • marlie

      Almost every “office drone” guy I know, from all income ranges, has at least one *well-tailored* suit. These guys can manage it too, if they tried. And don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Whedon fangurl; but they could do better, knowing their pictures were going to be taken.

    • Rand Ortega

      But the ladies who attended the premiere (w/ the possible exception of Gregg’s wife Jennifer Grey) really made an effort to dress for the occasion. Yes, this is a micro budget film, but that’s exactly why you should show up dressed like you give a damn. It makes for more positive publicity which you really need because P&A was probably a buck o’ five. Men in Hollywood have a tendency to have a throwaway attitude about these events because they want to appear above it all & cool; whereas the double standard it holds for women make that unheard of for them. Just because a film budget is small doesn’t makes it okay for anyone involved to behave (that includes dress) like the movie & its inauguration is not important.

  • par3182

    They might look unkempt but surely they’re all aces in bed; didn’t Revenge of the Nerds teach us anything??

  • VeryNot

    I can’t even pretend to care about their styles (and I say this as a long-time devotee to T&Lo). Whedon usually surrounds himself with adorable actors of both sexes. They may not be huge stars, but they’re almost always talented, likable, and adorably clueless when it comes to things like dressing for the red carpet. Seeing a whole batch of them in one spot just makes me think, aww bless…

  • formerlyAnon

    Damn. That’s a LOT of cute in too big/too tight/OH! Nobody told me there’d be photographs! ensembles.

    Have they no stylists? I’m not familiar with the careers of most, except for their appearances on the particular shows which I love, so maybe they’re not at the income level for stylists, but Nathan Fillion, at least, has been the star of a network t.v. show for years and years and ought to understand this shit. [And honestly, I've known a LOT of actors, very few of whom ever acted in something (other than commercials) which had national distribution. And 95% understood self-presentation very, very well.]

    • demidaemon

      Self-presentation is key in any occupation, unless you are going to be an agoraphobe for the rest of your life. These people should know better because they get photographed and represented in nineteen forms of media.

  • anotherkate

    Wearing clothes that fit isn’t really that hard. It isn’t even expensive. My local laundromat will hem pants for under $5, just sayin’.

    • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com Kristel

      I want your laundromat! Mine charges $16 for hemming!

      • anotherkate

        Those punks! They’re overcharging you, hard. Mine charges too much for dry-cleaning, but their tailor services are legit.

  • MissMariRose

    That’s a sad, sad state of affairs.

  • PeaceBang

    I am in a hotel room in Iowa, which may explain why I collapsed off the chair laughing at this post. Your righteous indignation, my fabulous gay uncles, is so very well-deserved here. This is a Parade of Bad Sausage.

    • Mismarker

      Iowa: 75% vowels, 100% awesome.

  • Alyssa Caruso Ivins

    why nathan fillion, why?! he’s so handsome, it’s just wrong for him to not know how to wear a good suit!

  • capybara_cafe

    Denisof looks like an Ikea couch. Can someone please hand Captain Tight-pants a tie? Thank you.

  • 3boysful

    I have a thing–men, when you wear a collared shirt with no tie, please make sure the collar is kinda crisp and stands up rather than falls limp. Just a personal bug.

    Also, celebs–when you are at a premier or pretty much anything with a step and repeat, you should not be dressed like you are running out for coffee or a quart of milk. Those are different venues requiring different clothing.

    Thanks for letting me rant and pretend I run the universe.

    PS – I have a huge crush on Nathan Fillion. Even in a too-large suit.

  • ItsDicey

    I miss Captain Tightpants sooooo much. *sigh*

  • Puckndc

    I swear I’m gonna pick up my roots and move to Hollyschlubb and show these people what tailoring is all about….I mean REALLY????

  • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

    That outfit by Joss Whedon screams “it does not matter what I wear, the most attractive thing about me is my MIND”.

    Pity, because if he was not wearing three very odd layers and just picked one good top layer that went with the jeans, I think this could have been a good outfit.. even with the sneakers..

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I HATE when dudes wear clothes that are too big. One of my biggest pet peeves. Especially because they do it thinking their hiding a bit of extra weight, when in fact it just exacerbates the issue. Especially when they leave the jacket unbuttoned so it hangs in a wide square. Ugh.

  • SassieCassy

    wesley wyndham pryce can do no wrong.

    but seriously what is up with nathan fillon

  • majorbedhead

    Oh no! No, no, no, no, no, no. Nathan, you are breaking my heart! You’re too ruggedly handsome to look like that. *sniffle*

    I still love my Whedon boys, though. They’re all so adorably nerdy. And Franz Kranz has amazing eyes. Why did I never notice that before?

    I can’t wait to see this film. Cannot. Wait.

  • Janet B

    You’d think their mothers would have done a better job, I know I would have.

    Nathan is tall, he probably had to work at finding a suit too long.

    Joss will employ them again regardless.

  • IAmJ

    The “Russian banquet hall manager” jab absolutely made my day. And as someone from a former Soviet satellite state, I must confirm it is dead-on.

  • OrigamiRose

    I’m really out of the loop. The only guys I recognize by name or face are Clark Gregg (the guilty post-sex-showering Catholic playwright on Sex and the City) and Nathan Fillion from his philandering gyno in Waitress.

  • SugarSnap108

    Meh. The actual movie sounds much better than this display, though. (At first, I thought I could not deal with a film version of this without Kenneth Branagh, who I will forgive even for casting Keanu Reeves. But this looks pretty damn good.)

    • formerlyAnon

      I never realized how much I could forgive Kenneth Branagh until I found myself watching Love’s Labour’s Lost for about the 6th time. It’s not that good a movie, and yet . . . and yet . . . I kinda love it.

      • SugarSnap108

        You’re right – it’s not so good. But my forgiveness with him knows no bounds.

  • YoungSally

    diet sausage friday..

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      I’m going to draw the line at Tofurkey Sausage Friday, though!

  • http://wikeslongtrail.blogspot.com/ latenac

    And I thought Cumberbatch’s hair was disappointing during the Star Trek pole dances. This i just so much sadder, I can’t believe it.

  • Chaiaiai

    *NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO***************** wall slide to the floor.

    sean maher, we EXPECT BETTER.

  • Leah Elzinga

    holy smokes, Alexis Denisof has aged WELL. Nicely played, Willow, nicely played.

  • clairellis

    I love them. Can’t help it. They are dressed horribly though.

  • shopgirl716

    Definitely cute schlubs, all of them.

  • Nicoclaws

    Oh, gods, thank you for warning us before Fillion’s disaster.

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    Love me some Nathan Fillion, no matter what. He looks super handsome here. Didn’t he used to model? He should dress better than this. I still love him.

    Most of theses guys look like they pulled a jacket from the back of their crowded closets. Tom Lenk would look super cool if he’d leave his jacket unbuttoned–and had the jacket pressed and hanging up until he got out of the car.

  • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

    Such a genetically superior group of men in such crappy, dull clothing. Pity.

  • Ilana

    The movie is in black and white — I suspect the collection of grayscale outfits was on purpose.

  • Chris

    It’s not like these men don’t know how to wear suits. Nathan Fillion looks better on any random episode of Castle and all I have ever seen Reed Diamond in is a suit. Suits on The Mentalist, suits on Bones and he looked damn good in all of them. Can these guys not raid the wardrobe departments?

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I don’t care WHAT they are wearing … I want them all to come to my house for drinks and dinner. I am a huge Whedon fangirl and I love them all!

  • Beth Swartz

    Captain Tightpants is now Captain Longpants.

  • Sarah

    Love them all, regardless of whether or not their mamas dressed them :)

  • jenno1013

    Do you or anyone you know suffer from Collapsed Placket? There is help. Call 1-800-4STARCH. We’re here for you.

  • saintebeuve

    I guess I’ll have to watch the Much Ado trailer again to recover. Oh well!

  • smad_pants

    Ugh, seeing Fran Kranz makes me want to go watch Dollhouse. When Dollhouse went under, they should have replaced Nikita’s Aaron Stanford with Fran Kranz. Nobody does nerdy/snarky sidekick better than Fran Kranz.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      So is it FrAHN KrAHNz (rhymes with Bonn Fonz)? Or Frannn Krannnz (rhymes with Man Pans)? Or Frannn (rhymes with Man) KrAHNtz (rhymes with Fonz)?

      • smad_pants

        I have no idea how you pronounce his name, but thank you for making me laugh so loud a coworker just came to see if I was ok. He thought I was choking.

  • Rand Ortega

    This looks like an 8th grade graduation where all of the geeks sit together in the last row trying to act cool. Clark Gregg: OTH Hipster is not your look. You’re so much better/clever/cuter than that.

  • Heather

    This just confirms that nerdboys don’t do it for me… I prefer jocks and thugs. (I mean no disrespect to those for whom nerdboys DO get their juices flowing of course.)

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Ride on, Motorcycle Mama!

  • carpediva

    WTF?! They all look a gorram mess. Still, Whedonverse 4-evah!

  • julnyes

    So many lovely men in so many horribly tailored clothes.

    I lurves me some Whedon and I will be seeing this movie of course!

  • Neva Reese

    Fun fact about Fran – he took all the socks his character wore when “Dollhouse” closed shop.

  • Chris

    I love the fact that Wesley is married to Willow in real life.

    • iheartbuffy

      I really really love your avatar.

  • MzzPants

    I don’t care. Put them all in costume and send them to me. NERDS RULE.

  • Anniebet

    Mal: Well look at this. Seems we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?
    Zoe: Big damn heroes, sir.

    Big damn heroes with big damn suits, apparently. Nathan, Nathan… get thee to a tailor. Or to my house. I’ll take care of you. :)

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    OH COULSON I AM DISAPPOINT

  • Maya

    A bigger tragedy than these outfits is the fact that this movie is just on limited release! I was all pumped for a GNO of starting at adorable guys (read: Nathan Fillion) tonight only to find out the movie is not being released here anytime soon. :-(

  • NOLA_gal

    I shamelessly love all of them, but what the hell is peeking out between the buttons of Clark Gregg’s jacket? Is that his underwear elastic? I’m starting to get a wake ‘n bake feeling from this whole collection of gentlemen. Pre-party at Joss’ house!!!

  • http://bowtiesare.blogspot.com Meg Smitherman

    “Why did everyone get their suits from the Big and Tall Shop?” DYING.

  • cowper

    God, when I saw that thumbnail I thought it was Stephen Fry. In what universe are we in where Nathan Fillion looks like Stephen Fry?!? Egads.

  • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

    When is Sean Maher going to learn that his only job on the red carpet is to pretend to be Matt Bomer? And didn’t Fillion learn anything from OLTL? All the Joeys are always in tight clothes there!

  • Scoobydrew

    all dressed so poorly, and yet I squeal.

  • Contralto

    Filion’s outfit would improve dramatically were he to hold some twine.

  • AngelaGreen

    Wait a sec, how the fuck did Fran Kranz end up being the best looking dude there? Not that he’s not adorable, but… to quote him in Cabin in the Woods… “Really?!”

  • Haley Buchanan

    In a way, it’s kind of endearing. The Wheadonverse is supposed to be full of the misfits and the misunderstood. I wouldn’t expect them to show up perfectly styled. But, seriously, where did Nathan Fillion get that suit? He’s a big guy. That has to be from the really big and really tall shop for it to fit him like that.

  • FoxInSocks

    I know I should be horrified, but this post really made my day. Can’t stop laughing.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    mr. lenk, one question. is that a tie or a winter scarf? and does mr. whedon have an extra brain in there? there’s room.

  • Super_Red

    CAPTAIN TIGHTPANTS, GO TO YOUR ROOM AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU JUST DID.

    Also, thank you for making my nerd heart squeeee with all these lovely people. I adore them all.

  • editrixie

    Nathan’s Gigantor jacket and pants make me think he bought them in the past couple years, and he has gained so much weight in the past couple years. I always say that if it were a woman in the lead on that show, they would have either booted her or shipped her off to the fat farm — only a man could gain that much weight and no one comments on it. But he’s dropping it, it seems, and now he’s wearing his chubby jacket??

  • maggiemaybe

    Yes, yes, they’re all a hot mess but I adore them all and I’m so FREAKING EXCITED about seeing this movie! Excuse me while I channel my inner 17 year old…

  • kittentoes

    Why is Captain Hammer dressed like my elderly plain Mennonite uncles?

  • Kimberlini

    OMG I haven’t seen Reed Diamond since Homicide. He’s older now! ;)

  • Cordelia_Gray

    I got as far as “Whedon fangirls to the stage”, before letting out a “woohoo Captain Tightpants!” that even the receptionist out front heard.

    I don’t care how they dress, I love them all.

  • librarygrrl64

    Schlubs, yes, but this Firefly, Dr. Horrible, and Shakespeare nerd is still excited about the movie. :-)

  • https://plus.google.com/108251075533777132179/posts Frank Lithium

    I’ll let the Tom Lenk outfit pass; all the others are varying degrees of horrible.

  • Alfred Cox

    They’re so hot but they’re giving me “irritated straight guy” realness. Bummer.