Serenity director Joss Whedon was the man behind the camera on The Avengers and even though he’s moved on to massively budgeted studio projects he hasn’t forgotten Firefly fans. Rumor has it that he has managed to slip Serenity, the Firefly class ship Captained by Mal Reynolds, into The Avengers.
Fans around the world are reporting having spotted the ship, Serenity, in a scene where someone holds something up to Hawkeye. Word is that you can see Serenity in the background, momentarily.
We haven’t actually been able to confirm this yet, so if you head out to see The Avengers this weekend, let us know if you spot the ship.
This wouldn’t be the first time Joss Whedon has worked a Firefly Easter Egg into one of his movies. Whedon wrote and produced Cabin in the Woods, released earlier this year, and that movie contained a momentary shot of a smallish Reaver, the villains of the Firefly movie Serenity.
UPDATE! The image in question has been debunked… sort of. What people think looks like the Serenity happens in a shot where Hawkeye holds up a pad with an image on it. The image looks a lot like the outline of the Serenity, but it’s labeled “iridium”. Apparently it’s supposed to be a rock… but it is a rock that is very much shaped like a Firefly class ship. Maybe that’s a coincidence… maybe not. Tell us what you think in the comments.