Joss Whedon Slid a Very Sneaky 'Angel' Easter Egg Into 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Joss Whedon Slid a Very Sneaky 'Angel' Easter Egg Into 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Sep 10, 2015

Marvel has been peppering their movies with fun little Easter Eggs ever since they put a replica of Captain America's shield on Tony Stark's workbench in the first Iron Man. Since then some of them have been important, like the Infinity Gauntlet showing up in Odin's Trophy Room in Thor, and some have been irreverent, like Cosmo the space dog popping up in Guardians of the Galaxy

But perhaps none of them have been as highly specific and dang near impossible to spot than the Wolfram & Hart Easter Egg in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

What makes this such a fun and true Easter Egg is that it has nothing to do with Marvel properties whatsoever. In Angel, Joss Whedon's spin-off series from his fantastic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wolfram & Hart is a lawfirm that helps shelter and enable demons in modern day Los Angeles. They are named after a trio of demons - The Wolf, The Ram, and The Hart - in the Buffyverse that existed even before humanity.

The demonic trio crops up in Ultron when Thor has his Scarlet Witch-induced vision. Their appearance is incredibly fleeting, and unless you really knew to expect them, and unless you understood the reference in the first place, you'd have no clue they had any kind of significance other than to enhance the mood, but Whedon has apparently confirmed the Easter Egg on the Ultron commentary track [via ScreenCrush]

This isn't the first Angel-Avengers tie, either. Alexis Denisof, who played Wesley on Buffy and Angel, was under heavy makeup as The Other, Thanos' servant at the end of the first Avengers.

 

 

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