Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon
is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film and television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions
and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures who is also best known for being the creator and the showrunner of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (
starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
) from 1997
, its spin-off Angel
(starring David Boreanaz
) from 1999
, and the Fox
space western television series Firefly
He served as the screenwriter of the 1995 Disney/Pixar film Toy Story and the treatment of the 2001 Disney animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He also wrote the lyrics to the song, My Lullaby, for the direct-to-video feature, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and received an Annie Award nomination for it. He also became well known for directing and writing the 2012 Marvel superhero film The Avengers, its 2015 sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the spinoff series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Joss Whedon and Mark Ruffalo
attending the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.