Pop culture and fame is one of the fastest changing entities in the world. A person can go from a complete nobody, to superstar and fall back into obscurity all within the same year. And with the slew of celebrities that are seemingly famous for no reason (*cough**cough* Kardashians *cough**cough*) it's amazing that they have yet to fall from grace. If only there was someway we could see these people meet an epic and satisfying end.... oh wait! There is...
Celebrity Deathmatch: a show that pitted some of the most well known celebrities and favorite fictional characters in a hyper-stylized, claymation fight to the death where anything goes. A show where we saw Mariah Carey obliterate Jim Carrey with a sonic high note, the Lochness Monster smash Bigfoot and multiple audience members with a swipe of its tail, and an action star clash between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. There have been a slew of crazy match ups that now seem rather.... dated. With all that has changed in pop culture over the years since the show's end in 2007, there is HUGE potential for cool, new face offs. Here is a list of five nerd-cultured fights that would have fanboys and fangirls at the edge of their seats!
Fight 1: Benedict Cumberbatch VS. Robert Downey Jr.
In the first fight of the night, it's Sherlock VS Sherlock! when Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock TV Series) takes on Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes movies). One of the fun things about CDM is that the actors normally have special powers/abilities depending on the roles they played in the past or will have in the future. Let's see how those factors change the playing field:
Cumberbatch Special Abilities: Mental and physical superiority as Khan (Star Trek Into Darkness), wield magic as Doctor Strange, transform into Smaug (The Hobbit series).
Downey Special Abilities: Master of disguise and acting as Kirk Lazarus (Tropic Thunder), genius level intellect and access to the Iron Man Suit (Iron Man series), can be assisted by the Iron Legion and Avengers (Avengers: Age of Ultron).
Who will be labeled The Real Sherlock Holmes: Cumberbatch or Downey?
Fight 2: The Dixon Brothers (The Walking Dead) VS. The MacManus Brothers (The Boondock Saints)
In the second match, we have a showdown of Norman Reedus brothers. In the red corner, the redneck Georgia boys, Merle and Daryl, from The Walking Dead. In the blue corner, the vigilante Boston natives, Connor and Murphy, from The Boondock Saints. Both pairs have a set of go-to weapons when they are fighting either zombies or mobsters. Here's what they will most likely use in the ring:
Dixon Brother Arsenal: Crossbow, hunting knife, blade arm, pistols
MacManus Brother Arsenal: Bowie knife, rope, pistols
Who would win: Dixon's or MacManus's
Fight 3: Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games), Bella Swan (Twilight), and Tris Prior (Divergent) VS. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson) and Teresa (Maze Runner)
The third fight brings together the lovely ladies from movies based on popular teen/young adult novels... But with a twist: Main Characters VS. Supporting Cast. Each girl has a special set of skills and abilities from their respected franchise. Here's the basic breakdown of what each character has up her sleeve:
Team Main Characters Advantages: Katniss - Archery, Bella Swan - Vampire, Tris Prior - High levels of skill and intelligence
Team Supporting Cast: Hermione Granger - Witch, Annabeth Chase - Demigod, Teresa - Fearlessness and quick thinking
Which group will surive: Main Characters or Supporting Cast?
Co-Main Event: Chris Evans VS. Chris Hemsworth VS. Chris Pratt
In the co-main event of the evening, we have a "Triple Threat Match" between the Chris's of the Marvel Cinema Universe. Each of the men is wielding their respected character's signature weapon, but will it be enough to help them survive?
Chris Evans Weapon of Choice: Vibranium Shield (Captain America)
Chris Hemsworth Weapon of Choice: Mjolnir (Thor)
Chris Pratt Weapon of Choice: Quad Blasters (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Who will be the last man standing?
Main Event: Ben Affleck VS. Christian Bale VS. George Clooney VS. Val Kilmer VS. Michael Keaton VS. Adam West VS. Robert Lowery VS. Lewis G Wilson
In the main event it's a "Batman Battle Royal" between every actor who has or will star as Batman in a live-action film (non-parody). Last man standing is the undisputed, true Batman!
Who will come out on top?
Vote for your favorites as to who do you think will win their match ups or comment below with your predictions!
Which fight would you want to see the most?
Sources: Wikipeida: List of Celebrity Deathmatch Episodes; IMdB: Benedict Cumberbatch; IMdB: Robert Downey Jr.; Hunger Games Wikia: Katniss Everdeen; Twilight Wikia: Bella Swan; Divergent Wikia: Tris Prior; Harry Potter Wikia: Hermione Granger; Riordan Wikia: Annebeth Chase; Maze Runner Wikia: Teresa; Wikipeida: Batman Franchise Media