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Avengers #nerdnugget – Did Joss Whedon Sneak Serenity Into The Avengers?

As if there wasn’t enough reasons to catch Marvel’s The Avengers, turns out the director and uber-nerd Joss Whedon dropped a very quick and pretty awesome nerd nugget in it for his long time fans. While there hasn’t been a visual confirmation yet, the interwebs have been lighting up with sightings of the Serenity, the Firefly class ship Captained by Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds from the short-lived but still very awesome show Firefly during the highest-grossing opening weekend movie.

Fans are reporting to have 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. It’s really, really quick. Quite literally, if you blink you will miss it.

This wouldn’t be the first time Joss Whedon has worked a Firefly Easter Egg into one of his movies. During the Whedon written and produced Cabin in the Woods, released earlier this year, there was a momentary shot of a smallish Reaver, the villains of the Firefly movie Serenity.

Nicely done sir. Nicely done.