For the last several years, superheroes have been dominating the landscape. They’re on our TVs, in our movie theaters, and on every piece of merchandise imaginable. And they just keep coming. It doesn’t really matter how successful a movie is; thanks to the magic of a reboot, studios can just start over with a series and nobody seems to mind.
The trend for a while was to have superheroes star in their own vehicles. Batman, Superman, and Iron Man, for example, all started with solo movies. Well, things have shifted and characters are now becoming much more intertwined. You could say that things really started to get interesting with The Avengers. Suddenly, we had quite a few great characters sharing the same screen. Hollywood must have known they were on to something good, because this trend is only continuing.
Take Batman V Superman, for instance. In this one, they took two all-time great superheroes and finally figured out a way to get them together. This will, of course, be leading to several Justice League films where even more characters will join forces. And, as anybody who’s a fan of comics and/or superheroes can tell you, the more is generally the merrier. This is particularly true when it comes to superhero video games. Sure, you can have fun when it is just you playing against a villain controlled by the computer. But when you get your buddies in the same room or online and everybody gets to play their own favorite character at the same time, well, that’s just special.
Right now there is a fair amount of good-to-great superhero video games available. LEGO has quite a few that let you play almost any comic character you can think of, both good and bad. And if you like your superhero games that allow you to have fun and give you the chance to win a few bucks, Betfair has a number of ’em on display. If you visit the site, you will find several slots and jackpot games featuring the likes of Thor, the Hulk, Spider-Man, and some smaller characters (such as Blade).
Speaking of Spider-Man, Cinema Blend revealed that his next movie may also include a crossover. You can read the article, but the gist of it is that a source close to the production says that Spider-Man, on his way to becoming an Avenger, will encounter Iron Man. But apparently, at first it will not be such a friendly meeting and the two will actually have a battle.
There has also been speculation that there could be a crossover movie with the X-Men and Fantastic Four. This could potentially be excellent news for fans of the latter team, as their movies have been pretty awful, while the X-Men flicks are generally much better. How the X-Men and Fantastic Four would get together remains to be seen, and some critics aren’t really keen on it (you can read a good breakdown of that argument here).
Simon Kinberg, who has been a writer on some X-Men projects, said that the two squads “live in discrete universes.” But since the Fantastic Four got their powers by teleporting through another dimension, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how they could be in the same world at the same time as the X-Men.
It seems like it will only be a matter of time before every superhero shows up in every other’s movie, which will certainly be fun for us fans. Which crossover would you be most excited to see?