Few filmmakers can claim influence over pop culture, let alone define or redefine pop culture. Joss Whedon is one who can. Besides contributing to the screenplay for the original Toy Story, Whedon has created some of network television’s most beloved TV series (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse). For the big screen, he wrote and directed Serenity (2005) and the comic-book blockbuster The Avengers (2012), as well as penned the screenplays for The Cabin in the Woods (2011) and In Your Eyes (2013). Whedon temporarily set aside comic-book superheroes and supervillains during a production hiatus on The Avengers to direct Much Ado About Nothing.