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Je Multiverse – or should it be Multiverse, since there are now Marvel and DC versions? – is clearly a good thing for superhero movies. Just as naysayers had begun to suggest that comic book movies have exhausted all their vibrancy and verve, comes Spider-Man: No Way Home, a film that uses the introduction of alternate realities to restore characters such as Green Goblin by Willem Dafoe and the original wall. -crawl Tobey Maguire with all the wide-eyed enthusiasm of a nine-year-old who just realized he can have He-Man and Jabba the Hutt taking on a team of Snarf from the Thundercats and the Care Bears?

The problem is that the internet has now determined that if Maguire and Andrew Garfield can return to the big screen when they’ve never been there before. any Marvel superhero movies, fans really can have whoever they want in future episodes. Dig deep enough and there are rumors on the web that the next Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may feature the return of Robert Downey Jr as an alternate universe version of Iron Man who isn’t. dead in Infinity Wars. Not enough of an eye-popper for you? Some reports have even suggested that Tom Cruise may be playing a third version of Iron Man.

There’s a danger here that we’re entering Snakes on a Plane territory, where the fans almost end up writing the script for the filmmakers. Andy Muschietti’s next film, The Flash, will see Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton return as alternate versions of Batman. And, let’s face it, there would be little shock if new kid Robert Pattinson showed up in Gotham at some point, too. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, DC could even re-engage 1960s Batman Adam West if the late actor’s estate was ready. It’s not like it hasn’t happened before.

It even looks like Hollywood’s A-list is starting to get in on the act. This month’s GQ features Willem Dafoe presenting the tantalizing perspective of himself and Joaquin Phoenix as the dueling Clown Princes of Gotham in a future yet to come, but let’s be real. sequel to the Oscar-winning Joker.

“There’s something interesting about it, like there’s a Joker impostor,” Dafoe mused. “So it would be possible to have not dueling Jokers but someone who [claims] to be the Joker who is not the Joker.

“And that kind of opening opens up the possibility of an interesting story, especially if you had Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and then you had someone impersonating or narrating what they were doing. I fantasized about it. But other than that I don’t talk to anyone [about it], you are the first.

But, in the current climate, it’s likely the GQ interviewer won’t be the last. And again, why not? We’re not sure exactly how Phoenix’s Joker really connects to the DC Extended Universe, where Jared Leto is still seemingly Batman’s nemesis. In fact, we don’t really know if there is a DC Universe anymore, but there certainly is a Multiverse if The Flash is anything to go by. And that means everyone can have everything they ever wanted at present, even if that means six different actors playing Batman in the same movie, like a goth version of the James Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967 version) in which everyone from Peter Sellers to Woody Allen played versions of 007 .

Aren’t you buying that this fan-satisfied version of reality is the one we live in now? Let me point out that the biggest current Disney+ show is an entire series based on a minor Star Wars character who had barely more than a few lines in George Lucas’ original trilogy. And, yeah, I love that too, the green-skinned, pig-faced henchmen and all.

So why shouldn’t Dafoe launch his own Joker sequel? And why shouldn’t Iron Man be played by Cruise in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Except eventually, this whole multiverse-inspired stunt cast will also grow weary, and DC and Marvel will have to think of something even wackier. Which, of course, we’ve probably all figured out already.

First, we had superheroes appearing in each other’s movies. Then we had superheroes from different studios appearing in each other’s movies. The logical next step is a huge DC-Marvel crossover event in which Disney and Warner Bros. triple their values ​​overnight by sending Batman into battle against Spider-Man and Wolverine against Superman. In fact, throw in Mission Impossible’s Luke Skywalker and Ethan Hunt for good measure. At this rate, Tom Cruise might actually end up fighting, and all in the name of good old-fashioned entertainment. It’s gonna be like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen on steroids and LSD. Personally, I can’t wait.

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