January 23, 2014 12:49pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Marvel vs. 'Star Wars,' Twitter-Style
It's the clash that fans have been hoping for since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 -- but, sadly, Star Wars vs. Marvel didn't unfold onscreen or in the pages of a series of comic books (Wait until sometime after 2015, when Marvel takes over the Star Wars comic license for that one). Instead, it all happened on Twitter. Blame bored social media editors.
It started in a very simple, unassuming manner:
It's that time of the week again - #AskStarWars! Send us your clever queries, and we'll answer our favorites.— Star Wars (@starwars) January 23, 2014
And then, someone at Marvel got involved and things got crossover-y pretty quickly.
How about Mace Windu for Nick Fury? RT @Marvel: Throw in Yoda and a few Hutts, then...maybe.— Star Wars (@starwars) January 23, 2014
@starwars Just remember--we have a Hulk.— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 23, 2014
@Marvel Just remember--it's not wise to upset a Wookiee.— Star Wars (@starwars) January 23, 2014
@starwars Well that's just mean. It seems you've gone over to the Dark Side. Don't make us send Galactus over there.— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) January 23, 2014
Wait, this is reminding me of something, but I can't quite put my finger on it…
Seriously, at some point, there's really going to be a Marvel/Star Wars crossover, isn't there? The hunger is clearly there.