The Marvel Cinematic Universe is officially getting a crossover with The Simpsons, and we couldn’t be more excited for it. Matt Groening’s award-winning cartoon is currently in the midst of its 31st season, but that hasn’t stopped the writers coming up with ideas.
Yes, even I’ll admit America’s favourite family has lost its way in recent years, while there are some who refuse to watch any of The Simpsons past Season 12. Still, that hasn’t prevented the show from becoming the longest-running American sitcom of all time. The recent “Treehouse of Horror XXX” marked the milestone (and ironic) 666th episode.
Keen to have a slice of the superhero pie, an MCU-themed episode is coming later this season. TV Line confirms “Bart and the Bad Guy” will air on February 23 and feature MCU bigwigs Kevin Feige alongside Joe and Anthony Russo.
The episode sees Bart mistaken for a child with a terminal illness and is granted his’ dying’ wish to see the new Vindicator movie before anyone else. It riffs off the tragic tale of dying kids who’ve seen the likes of the Avengers and Star Wars movies before general release.
There’s a sour twist to the story as Bart uses his spoiler knowledge to blackmail a series of film execs to get what he wants. In the episode, the Russo Brothers will play a pair of blackmailed directors, while Feige is voicing Vindicator villain Chinnos — no prizes for spotting the connection to the MCU’s Thanos.
With Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox, it makes sense that the two studios start to come closer together. In other news, every episode of The Simpsons will soon be coming to the Disney+ streaming service.
Only recently DCEU favourite Jason Momoa appeared as himself in Season 31’s “The Fat Blue Line” and Gal Gadot did the same in the Season 30 premiere. The MCU crossover sounds great, but I’ll be honest, I’m a little disappointed Fox hasn’t managed to nab the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth.
In the past, The Simpsons has starred everyone from Steve Buscemi to Glenn Close, Bette Midler to Mark Hamill, Meryl Streep to Danny DeVito. Feige and the Russos are hardly the biggest guest stars to grace Springfield, but it sounds like an interesting episode for comic book fans. I can already hear Comic Book Guy saying “worst crossover ever”!
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