Funko Pop Movie?

February 8, 2019
by Alanna Elling

You read that right. The popular vinyl bobbleheads are allegedly making their way to the big screen. What’s more? This may be the first time we see a DC/Marvel crossover there as well.

 

In a January 26th tweet from writer Daniel Richtman (@DanielRPK), we are told “…WB are developing a Funko movie,” — WB standing for Warner Bros.

Richtman confirmed some characters to appear: Darth Vader, Deadpool, Hellboy, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Hello Kitty. As for plot, Daniel tweeted “In the Funko movie Deadpool is caged in a post apocalyptic Mad Max environment for some reason.

 

This idea is following the incredible success of The Lego Movie franchise, developed by the same producers.

 

But what do we really think about big-screen movie plots hatching from popular toy, game, and action figure lines?

 

We have seen it before…

 

Transformers

G.I.Joe

Clue

Battleship

Toy Story

 

Sometimes it works and sometimes it just doesn’t. While the Funko Pop franchise is super successful — and keeps your local Barnes & Noble in business — this could definitely end up being a flop à la The Emoji Movie. (I actually did enjoy that one though…)

 

The budget is going to have to be astronomical to host both DC and Marvel universes, as well as Star Wars. I’ve also read that characters from Stranger Things may join them! Movies like Ready Player One and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? have succeeded in crossovers before, so it isn’t out of the realm of possibilities. Keep your eyes peeled for a trailer…

 

What are your thoughts on the possibility of the DC/Marvel crossover? Which other characters are you hoping to make an appearance? Comment below!

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