A new hysterical Screen Rant YouTube video goes into the (fake) audition process of casting superheroes for Avengers: Infinity War.
All roads lead to Infinity War for the MCU next month. Dubbed the start of the culmination of everything that has transpired in the franchise since 2008's Iron Man, Avengers 3 sets the stage for what would be the finale of the 22-movie overarching narrative in next year's Avengers 4. Almost every character in the film series is set to appear in the much-anticipated flick, but it looks like there are few who didn't make the cut to join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in their fight against Thanos.
In a new YouTube video, Screen Rant imagines what it would be like if Marvel Studios held auditions for superheroes who want to partake in Infinity War. Considering the number of MCU characters appearing in the much-anticipated flick, not to mention the anticipation for the movie, some heroes from other franchises like DC's Batman and Superman and even Disney Frozen's Elsa all showed up. The funny bit blurs the line between what happens on and off screen for applicants allowing meta jokes about the MCU already having a cooler rich guy in a suit and the Henry Cavill mustache controversy.
Fans are loving the hilarious take, suggesting other heroes to appear in a sequel video, if there is one. There are still a plethora of characters outside the MCU that would be interesting to see interact with those who exist in the franchise, even though the chances of it happening are very low. If anything, the pending Disney and Fox merger that would result in the X-Men and Fantastic Four coming home to Marvel Studios makes fans hopeful that Deadpool and Logan will eventually rub elbows with the rest of the MCU, albeit not in Infinity War and its still-untitled sequel. Obviously, the disconnect between the tone of the two separate Marvel franchises - as illustrated by Anthony Russo explaining to Wade Wilson that cursing and nudity aren't allowed - is still a significant aspect to tackle. Nevertheless, people are already looking forward to having the majority of the Marvel comics character roster under one studio.
As for Batman and Superman? It's hard to tell at this point. But the cast of Justice League, specifically Jason Momoa who plays Aquaman in the DCEU, are interested in the idea as they shared last year while doing the press rounds for Warner Bros.' first DC Comics ensemble flick. Crossovers involving both DC and Marvel characters have been done in the comic books before with 1996 DC vs Marvel and 2003’s JLA/Avengers being two of the most prominent ones. Sure, pulling off the idea on the big screen will take a lot of negotiations, but it would definitely be the best treat for all superhero fans out there.
Source: Screen Rant/YouTube
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