A newly built mini-mansion on a prime block in a coveted and exuberantly expensive part of Santa Monica was sold to an inscrutable trust, per property records, for a tetch more than $7.2 million — and crazily plugged in real estate yenta Yolanda Yaketyyak and veteran celebrity real estate snitch Lucy Spillerguts both insist the buyer was “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Agents of SHIELD” creator Joss Whedon.Online marketing materials indicate the Studio William Hefner-designed residence mixes traditional architecture with...
The Oscar nominated director/writer/producer (for co-writing “Toy Story”), Joss Whedon has enjoyed huge commercial and critical success in both movies (the “Avengers” Marvel franchise) and TV (he was Emmy nominated for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and won for “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”).
A third-generation TV writer, he began as a staff writer on “Roseanne” and “Parenthood,” and his career took off when he created the subversive, timely and highly influential “Buffy” show, with its overt themes of female empowerment, which quickly went from cult classic to global pop culture phenom. Whedon went on to create “Buffy” spin-off “Angel,” “Serenity,” “Dollhouse” and directed episodes of “The Office” and “Glee.” He also co-wrote and produced the horror-comedy movie “The Cabin in the Woods.”
It made perfect sense when Marvel tapped the life-long comic book fan to write and direct the raucous and witty 2012 live-action adaptation of “The Avengers,” and his inspired take on the dysfunctional superheroes grossed over $1.5 billion, collected adoring reviews, and gave Marvel their first billion dollar release. Whedon also created the hit Marvel TV show “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for ABC (now in its fourth season), and wrote and directed the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” 2015 sequel, which grossed over $1.4 billion. He’s currently taking a sabbatical from the Marvel universe and writing a WWII horror project.