The great star of the Thor and ‘The Avengers’ movies, Chris Hemsworth, wants a big crossover event ever to happen Marvel vs. DC, and even has Thor’s first target picked. While doing an interview with the Geek House Show, the actor was asked about ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn’s new role as head of DC Studios and, of course, the topic of conversation was DC:
Thor vs. Superman?
There are those who have seen in the figure of Gunn the possibility that ‘Marvel vs. DC: The Movie’ is, actually, a possibility with some realism, since he gets along great with Kevin Feige, and in this life everything can be fixed with money. For Hemsworth:
“It would be cool to mix both universes… Who would that be a fun matchup with? Thor and Aquaman, that could be fun, you know Jason is a good friend of mine. Black Adam Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would also have a spectacular fight.”
Going deeper into the idea, Hemsworth recalled the first time he realized the epic power of a good crossover.feeling like a fan while making ‘Avengers: Infinity War’:
“For me, it’s like the first time I remember walking on the set of ‘Infinity War’ and meeting the Guardians. And it wasn’t Thor meeting the Guardians, it was Chris meeting Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and so on. So I’m as much of a fan as most people. Being able to work with any of those people [de DC] it would inspire me in different ways and it would be a lot of fun. And I think the fans would love it.”
James Gunn has been stirring fans’ imaginations for a Marvel vs. DC since 2021, when wrote a Twitter thread addressing the problem and revealed that he had already tried to make the event happen, although now it appears deleted from the social network:
“I’ve casually spoken to the powers that be at both Marvel and DC about it. I’d love to see it happen. I don’t think it’s likely, but I also don’t think it’s impossible. THAT SAID, constantly seeing crossovers and mashups is less appealing to me than a solid story.”
“I sometimes find it baffling how many people seem more interested in the crossovers, cameos, references, and post-credits scenes than the actual story and characters of a specific movie. When I make a movie, I spend 99.9% of it my time thinking about the story and the characters, and 0.1% on the rest.”
The reason for a crossover
These tweets may have been deleted by their author when he was appointed creative director of DC, where His biggest role will have to do with consolidating a solid Universe that gives the house of ‘Superman’ “the crossovers, the cameos, the references and the post-credit scenes” that have been missing in his development with Zack Snyder, but in his words lies the real key to achieving the impossible.
Feige and Gunn should find a compelling narrative reason for this DC/Marvel crossover to happen, beyond the obvious reasons to make money doing it. The next few years will be key to realizing the potential for such an event to happen, as the current film franchises of The Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Universe are playing with ideas of the Multiverse and alternate realitieswith the great threat that all reality will be destroyed over them.
Theoretically, both franchises could be coordinated so that those Multiverse battles end with the collision of the Marvel and DC universes. It would be a titanic coordination effort, but it may be the only way to save a genre that is beginning to see its big bets fail at the box office. After all, monster mash and crossovers have always been the answer to decadence, the last dance of multiverses like that of universal monsters.
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