Everyone loves shared universe - Batman v Superman and Justice League notwithstanding. Just the idea of two or more characters from different franchises existing in the same world is very exciting because it tells us that the fictional universe we thought we knew is actually much larger and complex than we ever thought. It opens up so many possibilities for our favorite characters to grow and evolve or, as is most often the case, beat the ever-loving crap out of each other while we cheer wildly.
Marvel understands that all too well, which is why their trailer for Infinity War basically broke the internet and quickly became YouTube’s most-watched movie commercial of all time.
And let’s not forget about that brief time in 2013 when the internet went nuts about the theory that said all of Pixar’s animated movies took place in the same universe. But we can do you one better and prove that most of your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero franchises are in reality linked in weird and mind-blowing ways.
This is the Great Pop Culture Unification Theory: