Marvel creator Stan Lee has sent our imaginations into overdrive by suggesting a crossover between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Harry Potter.
He made the suggestion on Twitter yesterday (May 27), looping in Harry’s creator J.K. Rowling:
Hey @jk_rowling if you ever want me to send Doctor Strange & The X-Men to Hogwarts to teach a few classes, just let me know. I think they could also hold down the fort against Voldemort.
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) May 27, 2018
…hmm? Oh, that noise? That was the sound of our brains exploding.
So let’s get that straight, that’s the Sorcerer Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch) taking up wizardry at Hogwarts, plus, ooh, say, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Storm (Halle Berry), with Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in charge of class?
Needless to say, fans of both franchises immediately ran with the idea:
This tweet has been my dream since like 5th grade when i read Harry Potter and became obsessed w marvel. Day made. https://t.co/HGCHxjcTaY
— Keenan Mcnamara (@Keenan_McNamara) May 28, 2018
Some imagined Professor Snape, played in the films by the inimitable Alan Rickman, in front of a class populated by X-Men:
There will be no foolish mutants or silly infinity stones in this class… pic.twitter.com/iHY7w4qx1O
— Pablo Díaz Mora (@Padimo02) May 27, 2018
And others riffed off director Kevin Feige‘s oft-quoted claim about Marvel’s recent box office buster Avengers: Infinity War:
Kevin Feige: "Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover in history."
Stan Lee: "Hold my beer."
— McKoo (@TheRealMcKoo) May 27, 2018
Ms. Rowling is yet to respond, but fear not, we have a team of house elves monitoring her Twitter account round the clock.
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