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Joss Whedon: From 'Buffy' beginnings to 'Avengers' domination

Joss Whedon: From 'Buffy' beginnings to 'Avengers' domination

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" writer-director Joss Whedon doesn't have an origin story as exciting as being bombarded with gamma radiation or powered up by a super-soldier serum. But he has one almost as unlikely in Hollywood: a transformation from a niche fan favorite to the architect of the prime movies in a $7-billion mega-stable. If Whedon has a superpower of his own, it may lie in balancing the many moving parts of "The Avengers" and the rest of Marvel's shared cinematic universe. As "Ultron" gathers steam overseas and approaches its domestic debut on Friday — eyeing a $200-million-plus opening — here's a look back at how Whedon...

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