2. Joss Whedon
WRITER, DIRECTOR, QUOTABLE TUMBLR DEITY.
Previous form: Generation-defining acts of smart writing, from Buffy to Firefly to Cabin In The Woods.
The Buzz: An all-devouring pop-culture phenomenon, The Avengers signalled the moment Joss Whedon went from the geek-sphere’s favourite industry outlander to a serious Hollywood proposition. The good news? He’s now our inside man. He’s also the man Marvel’s entrusting with the finer details of their non-inky universe, masterminding Agents Of SHIELD for the small screen and, inevitably, The Avengers 2 for the big. Fast quips and city-smashing god-brawls aside, his recent guerrila Shakespeare adap of Much Ado About Nothing proves he still has the capacity to surprise.
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