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Clever Movie Crossovers That Should Totally Happen

Crossover events have become a box office smash year after year, from "Alien vs Predator" hatching as a cult classic in 2004 to Godzilla and King Kong" clashing on screen in 2021. Most recently, "Spiderman: No Way Home" brought together the past three live-action Spider-Man actors and absolutely dominated the box office, swinging ahead of "Avatar" as the third highest-grossing domestic release of all time, and the upcoming "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" could be going even further. It's clear that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the reigning champion of crossover films, at least within their own properties, which makes us wonder: What other films should be given the same treatment?

In celebration of the rise of movie crossover fandom, join us as we propose a few crossover suggestions that would absolutely shatter the aforementioned box office records. While this list will propose the perfect crossovers to satisfy any moviegoer's needs, it will also discuss potential plots those films could explore, so if these movies ever get made, remember that you heard it here first!

Jason Bourne and James Bond

Bourne and Bond are two master-class spies, each with their own franchise to back them up. Bond has been dominating our screens for the past 60 years, but when "The Bourne Identity" came out in 2002, it was clear that Jason Bourne was the logical successor to the grandad of the spy genre.

As Daniel Craig's Bond officially ended his reign in "No Time To Die," now would be the perfect time to see another actor take over the role. He (or she) could be a younger Bond that's taken over the title of 007 and, while on a mission, comes across none other than Matt Damon's Jason Bourne, possibly while MI6 and the CIA are working together — audiences last saw Bourne washing his hands of the CIA who, once again, tried to manipulate and control him. This scenario would see the two going head to head, fighting on opposite ends of the coin. Eventually, though, Bond might come to see things Bourne's way and possibly even assist him in his quest for revenge. In return, Bourne could potentially become something of a father figure to Bond, passing down his knowledge to a new 007.

Pacific Rim and Godzilla

Released in 2013, Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" is a fun sci-fi blockbuster that saw giant robots squaring off with massive alien monsters called kaiju, who enter our world through an interdimensional portal at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. While "Pacific Rim" already has a largely underwhelming sequel, "Pacific Rim: Uprising," we have ideas for a hypothetical third movie.

Assuming we could figure out a way for "Pacific Rim" and "Godzilla" to take place in the same universe — the two franchises' timelines overlap, but Godzilla was the original kaiju, after all — the film could rest on the assumption that Godzilla took a much-needed, years-long rest after his fight with King Kong. The events of " Uprising," however, were enough to wake him. With the Jaegar program largely wiped out, humanity will need Godzilla to once again save the day in the event of another kaiju incursion — or, as teased at the end of "Uprising," to lead Earth's forces in an attack on the kaiju's creators, the genocidal Precursors. There are lots of interesting ways these two very kinds of kaiju could see their histories interwoven, but the main attraction here is summed up with the words of Ken Watanabe's Dr. Ishirō Serizawa in the 2014 "Godzilla" film: "Let them fight!"

Blade and Underworld

One is a hybrid vampire/human who hunts vampires, while the other is a hybrid vampire/human who hunts vampires and werewolves. Perhaps Blade, as portrayed by Wesley Snipes in a trilogy of films from 1998 to 2004, and Selene, whose "Underworld" franchise has been putting Kate Beckinsale in black leather since 2003, aren't so different. In the 21st century, vampires have stepped out of the shadows and made their return to the big screen, with these two characters at the forefront.

Selene has now spent four films fighting off her sworn enemies, the Lycans, as well as vampires seeking vengeance for her murder of their elder, Viktor, in the original "Underworld." Selene's story finally seemed to find a happy ending in "Underworld: Blood Wars" as she took her place as a new vampire elder, but while Beckinsale has shot down the idea of appearing in a sixth installment, she's also indicated she could be lured back by a crossover film with Blade.

Blade himself, however, is now a member of the MCU, played by Mahershala Ali. Now that the MCU has officially introduced the concept of the multiverse, why not take the opportunity to finally connect the two? Perhaps Blade could start a war with Selene's coven leading to a fight between the two daywalkers. It's not as though Sony has never cut a deal with Marvel Studios, and they do have another vampire on the way...

Justice League and Avengers

Let's be honest, this is the crossover we all want to see — the two biggest teams from the MCU and DCEU in a stand-off to finally answer the ultimate question: Who's the best? While the Avengers have dominated in terms of live-action box office, the Justice League has quietly been taking over the animated film scene. And with the fate of the Justice League as a film franchise relatively unknown these days, bringing the Avengers into the League's universe could provide a much-need revitalization.

Like everyone else in the world, we'd love to see the results of Superman vs. the Hulk, Batman vs. Daredevil, and Wonder Woman vs. Captain Marvel, just to name a few — it would be easy enough to pick out the Avengers who would match best against the Justice League, allowing them to fight out their differences until, of course, they ultimately unite against a common foe.

Another fun idea, considering Marvel's foray into the multiverse, would be having the Avengers square off with an alternate universe version of the Justice League — for example, the Justice Lords from Earth 50. Hailing from DC's animated universe, the Justice Lords rule over Earth with an iron fist, something that Earth's Mightiest Heroes would probably take issue with.

Mission: Impossible and Fast & Furious

Once upon a time, the "Fast & Furious" franchise was about street racing. However, as we barrel toward its two-part 10th film, the team that's all about family has saved the world, stopped a cartel, and even gone to space. These Los Angelese street races take the impossible and make it possible — so they really should go and work for the IMG, the Impossible Mission Force that Ethan Hunt works for in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise.

There's no reason that "Mission: Impossible" and "Fast & Furious" can't exist in the same universe. The plot could see Dominic Toretto's team attempting to carry out one of Mr. Nobody's outlandish missions, only to be thwarted by Hunt's team, which has been assigned the same target. The film could follow both sets of protagonists to see who would end up victorious as they perform increasingly ridiculous vehicular stunts at one another (before uniting for the big finish, naturally).

Terminator and RoboCop

Both the "Terminator" and "RoboCop" franchises feature stories that take place in a bleak dystopian future that sees cyborg lawmakers take control. In "RoboCop," Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is a police officer killed in the line of duty and revived as an emotionless cyborg with no memory of his life. Eventually, he gets a semblance of his humanity back and continues to uphold the law. "Terminator" is a series that's gone through various changes, with multiple conflicting timelines spread across the franchise. However, one thing always remains constant — sometime in the future, machines rise up and attempt to destroy the human race using robots called Terminators. They have human skin over an endoskeleton body and are excellent and efficient fighting machines, much like RoboCop.

Since the Terminator timeline is already a mess, why not make a movie that reveals RoboCop as the first Terminator prototype, who is eventually scrapped for being too human? Flash forward to Earth's hellish future, where John Connor, leader of the human resistance, rebuilds and revives RoboCop to fight against his skull-faced descendants in an epic clash of the cyborgs.

Riddick and Alien

Vin Diesel has found his way back on this list, and this time it's with the "Riddick" franchise. Initially released in 2000, "Pitch Black" introduced audiences to Richard B. Riddick, a prisoner being transported on a commercial spaceship when it crash-lands on a planet filled with deadly creatures (the story gets bigger and stranger in the sequels). The "Alien" franchise is a story about an alien species known as Xenomorphs who terrorize humanity whenever they cross paths.

The setup for these two franchises couldn't be more perfect, or more simple: Riddick gets stranded on yet another mysterious planet, but this time, the murderous aliens he encounters are the Xenomorphs. Riddick could even uncover one of "Alien's" ancient Engineers, waking it from hypersleep so the two can work together. In fact, if meshed properly, this crossover could use some of "Riddick's" nebulous space opera mythology to answer some questions that "Prometheus" and "Alien: Covenant" left open-ended about the creation of humanity — thought that would be a massive hurdle. If that doesn't work out, though, you can always have a Predator or two crash the party.

Halloween and Scream

The "Halloween" franchise has gone through some interesting continuity over the years. While there have been 13 films to date, the timeline is a pretty jumbled mess, with some films having been completely erased from the story. In 2018, "Halloween" was released as a direct sequel to the original film, omitting all eight movies that came in between. While the "Scream" series hasn't been as frenetic, it does have five films, each of which follows a similar pattern of one girl being tormented time and time again. Original "scream queen" Jamie Lee Curtis returned to the "Halloween" films in 2018, reprising her role as Laurie Strode, while Neve Campbell's Sydney Prescott has been a main character in every "Scream" film.

As there's no reason these two stories can't take place in the same universe, it would make sense to pair their respective heroines together. After the events of "Halloween Kills," Laurie could seek out the only other person who can understand the trauma she's been through, tracking down Sydney and formulating a plan to take out their respective nightmares once and for all.

Big Hero 6 and The Incredibles

"Big Hero 6" takes place in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, where Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) and his friends create a superhero group, combining their resources and tech skills to create their heroic personas. Meanwhile, "The Incredibles" is a tale of what happens when once-loved superheroes are forced into hiding by the public who now shuns them. Luckily, the Incredible family brings the age of superheroes back, and all is right in the world.

The "Incredibles" films are set in the 1960s, which means that "Big Hero 6," set in 2032, could easily take place in the far future of the same world — the rise of technology could reasonably have rendered superheroes obsolete once more. Following the events of their first movie, Hiro and his team might find themselves up against a new foe, perhaps one who uses time travel technology. Either by accident or by design, the Incredibles could be pulled from the past to the future, and the two groups must learn to work together in order to stop this new villain in an epic time-traveling adventure.

The Mummy and Indiana Jones

Universal Pictures arguably created Hollywood's first film franchise, Universal Classic Monsters, remembered today for iconic portrayals such as Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula and Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, and the studio has been trying to recapture its monster magic ever since. 1999's "The Mummy," starring Brendan Frasier, was a reboot of the 1932 Universal film of the same name and spawned a successful film series in its own right, but in 2017, Universal rebooted the reboot, this time helmed by Tom Cruise. It was the first (and last) of the ill-fated Dark Universe — Universal's attempt to create their own version of the modern MCU. Unfortunately, the new "Mummy" flopped hard, and the Dark Universe was over before it had properly begun.

With the Dark Universe a fading memory, it might be time to revisit Frasier's series, and who better to pair him up with than his fellow archaeological adventurer, Indiana Jones? The two stories take place in about the same 30-year time period (1926 to 1957) and both franchise's most recent theatrical installments came out in 2008 and introduced the adult son of the lead protagonist. What if Alex O'Connell and Mutt Williams got into business together, locating some cursed treasure of their own and unleashing another ancient evil upon the world? Eventually, of course, they'd realize that they're in way over their heads and call in reinforcements — namely, their dads — to help them save the word.

Moana and Lilo & Stitch

Released in 2016, "Moana" is a story about the curious and adventurous title character (Auliʻi Cravalho) who restores an ancient deity and gives her people the courage to sail the seas once more. We propose that, in doing so, they stumble upon a small Hawaiian island called Kauaʻi, where they meet an alien being named Stitch.

Now, we know what you're thinking — "Moana" is set thousands of years in the past, as opposed to the vaguely modern setting of "Lilo & Stitch." However, the "Lilo & Stitch" franchise, which to date includes four movies, three spin-offs, a short film, and an animated series, incorporates a wide variety of futuristic technology, and in one episode of the animated series, Stitch's creator, Jumba Jookiba, is shown to have invented a time machine. What adventures could Moana and her family get into if accidentally introduced to their own future, which is suddenly populated by a plethora of aliens and their bizarre experiments? We would love to find out, and frankly, a meeting of any kind between Stitch and Maui would be worth the price of admission.

Star Wars and Star Trek

As if there was any question that this crossover wouldn't top off the list. "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" have often been pitted against each other as the twin poles of modern science fiction, and while fans have been duking it out over which series is better for decades, we figure, why not have them both at the same time?

"Star Wars" famously takes place "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," but hey, nothing's too far away for a good, old-fashioned wormhole, or a piece of alien technology, or Q snapping his fingers, or any of the other thousand ways "Star Trek" characters have found themselves whisked across the universe and/or back in time. Given how easy it would be to set up, you've got tons of options for which characters to send to the "Star War" universe — Kirk and Han Solo would be the cockiest rivalry in the galaxy, Picard and Yoda would probably have a lot to talk about, and Data and C-3PO would get along like gangbusters. No matter the scenario, we'd eat up every second of a story that involved a Federation starship joining the Rebellion — and presumably trying not to break the Prime Directive in the process.