Stranger Things Cast Becomes the Suicide Squad in Mashup Fan Art

Artist Sándor Szalay, aka The Sonnyfive, introduces The Stranger Squad in a new piece of colorful crossover fan art

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and Netflix’s Strange things both feature colorful casts of characters and an artist has put the two together to create The Stranger Squad.

The artist Sándor Szalay, who goes by The Sonnyfive on Twitter and Instagram, took one of the movie posters for The Suicide Squad and swapped the DCEU villains with characters from Strange things. In the new poster, Eleven takes the place of Rick Flag, Mike replaces Peacemaker, Will takes the place of Harley Quinn, Dustin and Lucas replace Ratcatcher 2 and Polka-Dot Man respectively, and Hopper stands tall in Bloodsport’s place.

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The Suicide Squad premiered in theaters on August 5, breaking several records after its release. The film surpassed both Wonder Woman 1984 and Zack Snyder’s Justice League in terms of views during its first three weekends on HBO Max, becoming the most watched DCEU movie on the platform. It also set a record for the highest-grossing R-rated film of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Strange things debuted on Netflix in July 2016, and the fourth season will premiere sometime in 2022. The show became a pop-cultural juggernaut, with seasons 2 and 3 racking up over a billion total watched hours on the streaming platform. In addition, the series was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and ten Primetime Emmy Awards.

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The fourth season of Strange things and Szalay’s artwork isn’t the only thing that gets fans of the sci-fi horror series excited; for example, Magic: The Gathering is releasing a limited-edition card set inspired by the series. Netflix is ​​also launching two Strange things mobile games worldwide titled Stranger Things 3 and Stranger Things: 1984. On top of that, the Darkness on the Edge of the City Adam Christopher’s novel offers fans previously unknown details about Hopper’s past.

Plus, the artwork isn’t the only recent example of fan art combining two unrelated franchises. For example, comic book artist InHyuk Lee has merged Marvel’s Spider-Man and Netflix’s squid game to create a bloody, triumphant masterpiece. Another artist named Buster Moody has the aesthetic of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghost in the shell to create a robotic, anthropomorphic turtle, as artist Malin Falch posted two images bumping Link from Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda in the desolate, cavernous world of FromSoftware’s dark souls.

The Suicide Squad is out now on Blu-ray, while the first three seasons of Strange things are available to stream on Netflix.

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