‘The Avengers’ in the Style of ‘Firefly’

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Avengers Firefly Style The Avengers in the Style of Firefly

Now that The Avengers has become one of the most successful films in movie history, Joss Whedon finally seems to be getting some major Hollywood respect. Not that it matters to the famously geeky director. Thanks to cult favorite TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, Whedon has always had one of the most rabid fanbases around.

Of course, that’s what made The Avengers such a doubly satisfying experience for fans of Whedon’s previous work. Not only was it awesome, but it was awesome because of all the Whedonisms that made it into the movie – such as his pithy sense of humor, his penchant for writing strong, smart female leads, and his habit of killing off fan-favorite characters.

That’s why I was so excited when I saw this video, which takes footage from The Avengers and cuts it together in the style of the intro from Firefly. It’s like getting a double dose of Joss Whedon. You’re simultaneously celebrating the greatness of The Avengers while also honoring the director’s roots.

Check it out below:

I actually didn’t come around to Firefly until recently. People had always told me the show was great, but I never really gave it a shot. Interestingly, I started watching it because I wanted to “get ready” for The Avengers.

It really is a crime that Firefly didn’t last longer than a season, even though I understand why it didn’t. The show’s unusual mishmash of sci-fi and western genres just didn’t click with mainstream audiences, and Fox didn’t have the desire (or vision) to market the show correctly.

Nathan Fillion Firefly The Avengers in the Style of Firefly

Hopefully, the success of The Avengers will spur audiences to look back at some of Whedon’s earlier work. At the very least, it has inspired some cool fan-made work, like this intro trailer.

Are you a fan of Firefly? If so, sound off in the comments about the show and your thoughts on this video.

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  1. the most awesome thing i have seen today!

  2. Firefly was an amazing show & should have gone on to be one of the best series in sci fi.
    Sadly we only have the too brief season to showcase its potential.
    Bravo on the trailer.
    The main reason I went to see Avengers was because of Joss Whedon and he did not disappoint.

  3. Dat was rlly cool

  4. sci fi as a whole suffered from the cancelation of firefly.one of the best series ever, whedon rocks!

  5. Our family love this movie so mush and want to become the star during this Halloween, thank for sharing!

  6. I used to quote Firefly all the time in school. Not the English bits (with the exception of Wash’s “this land”) but the Chinese. It was so much fun to say s*** and not get berated for cursing lol

    • I got my kid cousin to start saying “gorram” all the time.

  7. i have gotten so many people into this it isn’t funny.
    i have followed so many of the casts work into new shows it’s rediculous.
    HUZZA FOR REFERENCES!

  8. Firefly was a unique and well acted sci-fi series that was cancelled way before it hit it’s stride. At least we got all the episodes on DVD and the movie ‘Serenity’ to tidy things up – I still watch them on occasion and enjoy them!

  9. I have been watching Whedon movies for as long as i can remember, and he is so smart and imaginative to come up with all his weird & wonderful ideas. Firefly was my favorite series he had done. Because it was set in the future, he could create everything from scratch. This worked really well. I didn’t understand at all why the show was cancelled. I sympathize with Joss and the cast and crew of Firefly. Congratulations with Avengers