There are a multitude of things you might have spent your Saturday doing but, if you were lucky enough to be on Reddit, then you might have noticed that Drew Goddard did an Ask Me Anything.
The “Cabin in the Woods” director opened up about all things “Cabin” and Joss Whedon, including his time working on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the fact that the two of them are “always cooking up something.” The conversation is full of plenty of fun nuggets — like did you know “Cabin” was originally Whedon’s idea? — but some of them are worth more than a passing glance. (Hint: if you’re a “Left 4 Dead” fan, keep reading). We decided to put together the top five best moments from Goddard’s AMA for your viewing pleasure, so keep reading to find out some of the most interesting tidbits from the director’s chat with the Reddit community.
The “Left 4 Dead” Crossover That Never Was
Hey video game fans, did you know that there originally was supposed to be a “Left 4 Dead 2” expansion pack that allowed you to play in the “Cabin in the Woods” world? Unfortunately the fact that MGM went bankrupt forced the idea to be ditched, but that’s why there are some “L4D” infected who make cameo appearances in the movie. “The game was gonna be amazing,” Goddard writes. “You were gonna be able to play in both the upstairs ’Cabin in the Woods’ world and the downstairs ’facility’ world with all the monsters. Believe me, I HATE all video games based on movies, they always suck, but porting Cabin into Left For Dead felt like the right fit. It pains me that it didn’t happen.”
Missed Merchandising Opportunities
Remember that collapsible bong that turns into a coffee mug from the beginning of “Cabin in the Woods”? Well, so does Goddard. When a fan asks where he can buy one of them, Goddard (jokingly?) explains that he’s been trying to get Lionsgate to sell the item for a while now. “Every single day I tell Lionsgate to start manufacturing collapsible coffee mug bongs. Please help me and call them nonstop until this happens. Tell them Drew sent you,” he says.
Writing With Joss Whedon Is A Treat
We have a feeling that Goddard and Whedon are both crazy enough for Goddard’s account of their writing process to be true. “Every time he writes a new line, he screams, ’Daddy did it again!’ and then spikes a football at me,” Goddard recalls of writing the “Cabin” script with Joss Whedon. “It’s super annoying, I’m not gonna lie. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t even know what a football is. He yells things like ’Three pointer!’ and ’Hole in one!'”
The Staff Of “Buffy The Vampie Slayer” Were Big Geeks
If you look up Drew Goddard on IMDb like one Redditor did, you’ll find that he used to go by the name of “Ultimate Drew.” When asked to explain the nickname, Goddard says, “When I first started writing for Buffy The Vampire Slayer, there was already another ’Drew’ on staff (the great Drew Z. Greenberg.) So everyone started calling him ’Golden Age Drew’ and me ’Ultimate Drew.’ (There were a lot of comic book geeks on the staff.)” This just makes us happy.
The Could Be A “Cabin In The Woods” Prequel
Thank you, Redditor SillySully7, for asking the question we all wanted to ask: Would Goddard write a movie explaining how all the monsters got into their cubes in “Cabin in the Woods”? The director’s simple answer: “Yes.” When another Redditor begged him to make a prequel and a prequel to that prequel and so on and so forth, Goddard followed with, “Okay.”
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