Joss Whedon has taken to Whedonesque to thank his fans and humbly bask in the glow of mega, mega box-office success. “People have told me that this matters, that my life is about to change,” he writes. “I am sure that is true.” But, he says, nothing important is actually different now that he is a box-office king. “What doesn’t change is that I’ve had the smartest, most loyal, most passionate, most articulate group of — I’m not even gonna say fans. I’m going with ‘peeps’ — that any cult oddity such as my bad self could have dreamt of,” he writes. He says his commitment to Wastelanders and Dr. Horrible 2 “does not waver” and that TV is still his “great love,” so make of that what you will.
For a little perspective here, Joss Whedon has had four network television shows and two studio movies connected to those shows; he helped write that fringe indie no one’s ever heard of called Toy Story; and now he’s written and directed one of the top-grossing movies ever. At what point do we stop calling him a “cult” figure?