Eternals confirms that DC Comics exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but could the two companies intersect for the first time on the big screen? Director Chloe Zhao, who references DC characters Batman and Superman in her Marvel movie about the divine aliens created by Jack Kirby, introduces her own version of “Superman” to the MCU: the loyal soldier Ikaris (Richard Madden). After mentioning Zack Snyder’s Superman (Henry Cavill) in Man of Steel as inspiration on Marvel’s Eternals, is a cinematic crossover between the MCU and the DCEU something Zhao wants to see?
“Who doesn’t? Of course I do” [want to see that], who wouldn’t want to see that crossover?” Zhao told Fandango All access. “But we shouldn’t always get what we want, maybe it’s not good for us (laughs). Maybe some things need to be held back.”
For now, Eternals refers only to the fictional heroes of DC Comics: a child mistakes Ikaris for Superman, who wears blue and can fly, has super strength and laser eyes. In another nod to the competition, characters compare Kingo’s (Kumail Nanjiani) servant Karun (Harish Patel) to Batman’s butler Alfred.
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“We’re in the business of telling modern versions of mythology from all cultures. Superman exists in many, many cultures, and the creation of Clark Kent’s comics and all the brilliant filmmakers who have brought him to the screen, they are doing their best personal, modern versions,” Zhao said. “Ikaris is our version of that, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pay tribute and have fun with those who are so iconic that we love. Also Gilgamesh (Don Lee), he watches TV. He watches Showtime and movies. I think he likes Batman.’
James Gunn, who directed two films Guardians of the Universe movies for Disney-Marvel and The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros.-DC, previously revealed that he has spoken with executives from both companies about a live-action crossover. “I don’t think it’s likely, but I don’t think it’s an impossibility either,” Gunn tweeted this summer.
Gunn named Marvel’s Groot (voice of Vin Diesel) and DC’s Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) as two characters he wants to see cross the road, R tells us.eel Blend,,It’s like everyone is open to everything, but if something would ever happen, who knows? But the idea of being able to bring Marvel and DC together in a movie would be really fun for me.”
Starring Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Kit Harington and Angelina Jolie, Marvel’s Eternals is now in cinemas.