This Insane Joss Whedon Shared Universe Theory Actually Has Legs

Joss Whedon is a prolific creator whose writing credits stretch all the way back to 1990 when he wrote four episodes of Roseanne. Since then, he's penned scripts as diverse as Toy Story and Alien: Resurrection, had a successful run on Marvel comics' X-Men and The Runaways, as well as both the 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie and the beloved TV series of the same name. Oh, and he worked on a little side project known as The Avengers.

You'd think such a big body of work encompassing so many different worlds, characters, and mediums would be hard to connect - and you'd be right. But determined fans have found a way to do it anyway. This is largely thanks to the Easter eggs and repeated motifs in Whedon's writing - secret organizations manipulating things from the shadows, supernatural apocalypses, sci-fi experimentation gone wrong, and of course a strong female lead to save the day.

Pulling all this together, fans have come up with a proposed timeline that connects Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Cabin in the Woods, Fireflyand even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to create the Whedonverse theory.