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Joss Whedon Snuck One Of His Whedonverse Actors Into The Avengers

Joss Whedon is well known for re-using his favorite actors in multiple projects. We’ve seen crossover between Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Horrible, Dollhouse, and most recently, The Cabin in the Woods (plus lots more). But what we were really hoping for was one of those oft-used actors to wind up in Marvel’s The Avengers. Well, it’s happened. We’ll narrow it down for you, this particular actor was on Buffy but Whedon has used the person elsewhere, too… 

Got your guesses in? The answer is…

Alexis Denisof!

That’s right, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce from Buffy (and Angel), also Senator Daniel Perrin from Dollhouse, and Benedick from Whedon’s upcoming Much Ado About Nothing adaptation.

So who is Denisof playing in The Avengers? Well, no one, really. He’s listed as “The Other,” which most likely has no bearing on the story. Then again, there was a Spider-Man crossover story called “The Other,” so who knows? Maybe Whedon is planting little Marvel easter eggs throughout the film.

But Denisof isn’t the only Whedonverse actor in The Avengers, Enver Gjokaj from Dollhouse also has a small role in the film as a “Young Cop.” You might also count Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, since he recently starred in The Cabin in the Woods (and I know I wasn’t the only one hoping for a SMG cameo in that film!). Edit: Jeremy Renner (aka Hawkeye) was in an episode of Angel once, so he counts too!

We still aren’t sure when we’ll get to see Denisof in Much Ado About Nothing but the film also features Amy Acker, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, and Sean Maher.

(via Blastr)

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  • Francesca M

    The Other…. could he be a…

    ROGUE DEMON HUNTER FORMER WATCHER SEXY LIBRARIAN?  >_> That would be awesome… I mean.. yeah. Just awesome.

  • Tabitha Smith

    I was going to say, who can forget Penn from Angel?

  • Anonymous

    Wesley is my favorite Angel character. I hated how Dollhouse had to wrap up. It felt like they  were forced to close his character chapter quickly. I suspect it will be a very small and very short role on him for the Avengers but I am still glad he is in it.

  • Anonymous

    The Other makes me think “Two by two, hands of Blue” I’m not really sure why. I think my brain just naturally makes Firefly connections. Nearly Every time I go to church I think to myself “Noah’s ark is a problem.”

  • Dingo

    That also makes him the second HIMYM alumni to make an appearance.

  • TKS

    No more Yosemite-Sandy.  From now on it’s all Super-Sandy.

  • Caitlin Wahlstrom

    Anyone else think Joss is starting to look like Ron Howard?

  • Taelor GitMunny Rye

    Ashley Johnson from the original Dollhouse pilot and from Dollhouse S01E12 was also in there as the waitress!!!

  • Liz McAnder

    Ashley Johnson, who played the waitress we see numerous times throughout the last battle scene, also played in Dollhouse. She was Wendy (and also Caroline for a few minutes), which actually makes her easter egg part longer than Gjokaj’s. (Although I squeed when i realized it was our own Victor who was the young cop.)

    It is also worth mentioning that Ashley, along with a great number of people from Joss’s stable (like Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg,Fran Kranz and more) will be starring in Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, that will come out soon. ;)