Infinity War: The most ambitious crossover events in movie history
With the success of Avengers: Infinity War and its opening weekend making $630 million collectively from the US and foreign box offices, it’s clear moviegoers love films featuring a plethora of different characters coming from a plethora of different franchises sharing the screen together.
If you’re up to date with meme culture, you’ll know of the “Avengers: Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover event in history” meme that has the internet going crazy, with people countering this statement by claiming it’s just like That’s so Suite Life of Hannah Montana.
With this in mind, here are six of the best and most ambitious crossover movies that could show Thanos a thing or two.
6) Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Possibly one of the most bizarre horror films of the past twenty years, the Friday the 13th horny teenager killer Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) has a scrap with pizza face dream invader Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. It’s quite the combination we have to say, but the movie falls pretty flat on its face most of the time, especially with Kruger’s one-liners. The cringe is real.
5) Space Jam (1997)
Michael Jordan (He Got Game), Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), and the Looney Tunes competing in the biggest basketball game the universe has ever witnessed? Sold.
4) Rise of the Guardians (2012)
We’ve got a real soft spot for this one, which came as a pleasant surprise to many when it was released. The crossover here stars the likes of Santa Clause or North (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), and Jack Frost (Chris Pine).
3) The Lego Movie (2014)
Everything is awesome! So is this captivating crossover movie, starring a hilariously entertaining Batman (Will Arnett) alongside plenty of plastic characters such as Gandalf, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Han Solo, and even Abraham Lincoln!
2) Ready Player One (2018)
Steven Spielberg’s The Avengers very recent blockbuster had every reference you could possibly imagine in it. Do you want to see Hello Kitty and the Iron Giant in the same movie? Or how about Chuckie and the Battletoads? If you can think of it, it’s in this film.
1) The Avengers (2012)
So if Avengers: Infinity War isn’t the most ambitious crossover event in history, what on earth is? It has to go to the first movie, Joss Whedon’s (Serenity) original team up that gave us some of the greatest character interactions ever put on screen and one of the coolest tracking shots showing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes looking as badass as ever. What’s not to love?