Disney shows off the first MCU animated and live-action superhero crossover in the park
The MCU is filled with many heroes and villains as it engages in an epic conflict that throws the fate of the multiverse into balance. So far, the Multiverse saga has not only introduced new characters such as She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight, but it has also featured animated projects for the first time, such as What If…? and Spider-Man: Freshman Year.
Despite featuring similar characters, it has been confirmed that the animated shows are not set on the same Earth as the MCU’s live-action heroes. That said, many have assumed that a crossover between the two properties is not going to happen anytime soon.
However, this was proven wrong by a new announcement from Disney Parks’ D23 panel. Disney Parks Unveils Epic MCU Crossover
The D23 “A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products” presentation officially unveiled the first crossover between the animated and live-action heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The multiversal heroes are confirmed to team up against King Thanos, a version that won the events of Avengers: Endgame.
Official Avengers Campus concept art reveals the different looks of Earth’s mightiest heroes as they fight against King Thanos.
The image below shows what if…? Ka Hydra Stomper, Moon Knight, Spider-Man: Freshman Year’s Spider-Man, Avengers: Infinity War’s Thor, Okoye, Man-Thing, Avengers: Campus’s Spider-Man, Nakia, Avengers: Endgame’s Iron Man, Black Widow’s Natasha Romanoff, and Daredevil:
Captain Carter, Captain America: Civil Wars Black Panther, The Mighty Thor, The Avengers Hulk, Thor: Ragnarok’s Hulk, She-Hulk, Werewolf by Night, Ms. Marvel and Doctor Strange are ready to strike against the Mad Titan:
Rounding out the crew in the epic battle of Avengers: Endgame are Captain America, Sam Wilson’s Captain America, America Chavez, and King Thanos himself:
Do Disney parks just tease Avengers: Secret Wars?
At first glance, it’s an overwhelming, yet unbelievable sight to see tons of superheroes pitted against a formidable villain like Thanos. While this image is reserved for Disney Parks’ Avengers campus, it’s possible this is the first tease of what’s going to happen in the multiversal battle that takes place in Avengers: Secret Wars.
In fact, one could say that the concept art above pays homage to the comic book cover of the 2015 Secret Wars, which also featured several heroes from the multiverse.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has already revealed a glimpse of three web-slingers teaming up against different foes, but the Avengers Campus will look on top as it features many more variants of heroes.
From Thor: Ragnarok’s Hulk to Spider-Man: Freshman Year’s Peter Parker, this multiversal expansion at Disney Parks will be the first to show how these characters interact and fight with each other.
There are several interesting crossover-worthy interactions that can be demonstrated here. Watching Steve Rogers see Captain Carter will be an exciting sight, while seeing Werewolf by Night for the first time will be a hilarious treat featuring the reaction of the team.
Hopefully, a similar giant ensemble will be featured in one of the next two Avengers movies in 2025