We were walking down our high street when we saw a plush of Stitch from Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, our favourite animated film character, the reason he first stood out was because he was green and not blue.
Intrigued, we went in for a closer look and noticed he had a lightsaber in his hand, then the outfit clicked and we realised he had been done as Star Wars Jedi master, Yoda.
After making our purchase, looking at him got us thinking of other movie collaborations.
Once crossovers used to be minor cameos, Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy turned up as their Randolph and Mortimer Duke Trading Places characters in later Eddie Murphy film, Coming to America. Dan Aykroyd returned to his Ghostbusters ‘Ray Stantz’ character in another supernatural comedy Casper. These brief cameos have now evolved into bigger crossovers.
Marvel of course, are the leaders in this, Iron-Man; Thor & Captain America had separate films before combining in Avengers Assemble also bringing back the Hulk. Crossovers continue in the latest film outing Captain America: Civil War bringing from their own stand alone adventures Ant-Man and Spider-Man to the ensemble.
DC Comics have followed with Batman facing Superman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice this year.
Up until then, the crossover is probably best known for horror, when we have seen Alien vs Predator; Freddy vs Jason and err Lake Placid vs Anaconda and earlier classics such as Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man and King Kong Vs Godzilla.
This idea of combining films hit a bigger stage when it was announced that 21 Jump Street’s 3rd film will see them becoming Men in Black and will be called MIB 23.
The recent purchase of Dreamworks Animation by Comcast has predicted that their idea to reschedule the Shrek franchise could see him come across Minions, now both are under the same studio!
It got us thinking what they could come up with next. Could Bryan Mills from Taken team up with John Wick; could Mulder and Scully open up a new X-Files case to look into Gremlins; Could Buffy the Vampire Slayer join forces with Blade? You never know which, in part is why we are Barking Mad About Films.
What do you think would make a great film cross over? We would love to hear from you here at Barking Mad About Films
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