With the gargantuan success of The Avengers, writer/director Joss Whedon can do anything that he damn well pleases. For the near future he’ll likely be occupied with The Avengers 2, much to the delight of nerds everywhere. Whedon’s sensation has led to much speculation about whether or not Whedon will return to another of his universes, namely the gone-too-soon series Firefly.
While the likelihood that Whedon will revisit the world of his fantastic space western seems nonexistent in a reality-based world, that’s not going to stop Browncoats everywhere from tenting their fingers and having Serenity-filled daydreams. That’s okay, nothing wrong with a little escapist fantasy, and occasionally this reverie leads to fun flights of fancy like this.
Irish-born comic book artist Wil Sliney (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) has a specific vision he’d like to see realized in The Avengers 3, or as he calls it, The Avengers 3: Return of Firefly. Here he’s rendered it in a comic-themed movie poster. That could definitely be fun.
What do you think? Would you like to Mal and Jayne and Wash standing side by side with Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, The Hulk, and the others? Is this the ultimate direction of both franchises? Is this the point where the Marvel-verse comes together with the realm of Firefly in one glorious film explosion that will have geeks everywhere rolling on the ground with fits of glee? Of course not, but it certainly is fun to think about.