Despite the successes of Marvel Studios' awe-inspiring singular shared universe and its uncanny ability to seamlessly link its plethora of characters, DC Entertainment & Warner Bros. recently dismissed the idea of them treading a similar route.
That idea may seem like madness to you and I. I mean, they're already priming the Justice League for their first set of cinematic adventures, so why can't a few of their other most prized IPs come along for the ride?
Justice League art by rodavlasalvador
Well, DC Entertainment and WB believe that their multiple televisual projects would have more freedom when not tied down to a singular vision, which is pretty fair when you think about it. If they had followed the MCU's model we more than likely wouldn't have had such delights as Gotham, Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl.
But what if these two giants of entertainment decided that all of their cinematic and televisual adaptations were canon, but within the many DC multiverses? And one day were introduced to each other via... I dunno... there being some kind of Crisis On Infinite Earths?
That's exactly what Redditor AshsEvilHand posits in this insanely good piece of fan art, which draws together 70 years of DC adaptations from 1940s serial Batman, to Christopher Reeve's Superman and all the way down to Melissa Benoist's Supergirl, and lets them collide in this inter-dimensionally awesome homage to Marv Wolfman & George Pérez's classic comic arc.
Check it out:
That's pretty damn cool, right? A brilliant homage to an iconic DC storyline, and wistful gaze at something we can never have. Apart from the aforementioned Justice League, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow & The Flash, to name but a few crossovers that we can look forward to.