Salman Khan's Tiger fighting alongside Pathaan and Hrithik Roshan's Kabir from War being referenced in Pathaan gave us the same feels that an Avengers crossover usually does!
Pathaan has all the makings of a mass entertainer but getting to watch Shah Rukh Khan as the lead after four years is what drove fans to the theatres. While people were there to see SRK in his element, the audience walked out with surprises that became the reason to recommend this one to others. The audience couldn't help but talk about different characters collaborating in this one which made them all a part of the same universe like Tiger and Pathaan. After watching this Karan Arjun reunion, we were reminded of other movies and shows where different universes collided and gave us iconic moments.
Every character and their story that we see onscreen becomes a part of our lives and we tend to adopt them as our own. That's why when we see one actor play the same character for another movie, especially when we were not expecting it, it excites us. We, as audience cannot fathom the joy that in brings us and anticipate what the future would have in board for us. As we are all rejoicing in success of Pathaan and Bollywood's spy universe, we made a list of other movies where universes collided.
Firstly, the cameo we loved in Pathaan!
Here are other times the audience saw unexpected cameos:
Fans saw the Bollywood horror-comedy universe collide as Varun Dhawan starrer Bhediya's post-credit scene saw Vicky (Rajkumarr Rao) and Bittu (Aparshakti Khurrana) from Stree (2018) barge into Janna's room.
In the 2014 Western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) made a cameo still working on DeLorean from Back to the Future Part III while hanging out in Old West.
A meme became a reality when Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield made an appearance in Tom Holland's Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) and surprised fans.
Fans couldn't help but wonder if SRK's scientist Mohan Bhargav in Bhramashtra is the same Mohan from Swades. This also went on to become one of the most celebrated cameos in 2022!
Fans of Breaking Bad know and appreciate the absolute thrill of watching characters from the universe come together. We all did the famous Leonardo meme (pointing at the screen) when someone from BB showed up alongside Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul.
No one expected Jess from New Girl to visit New York and bump into one of our favourite NYPD officer Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but it happened and gave us one of the best crossovers on TV.
Marvel has had multiple cameos over the years, but we cannot forget Nick Fury's first interaction with Tony Stark in the post-credit scene of Iron Man (2008).
Fans are always out looking for references and Easter eggs in the Tarantino's universe as his movies usually have somethings that remains constant. He had mentioned once how Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs and Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction are related, as Mr. Blonde's name is Vic Vega. He had planned on doing a film titled The Vega Brothers, about the early life of Vic and Vincent.
Rohit Shetty's cop-universe may be another one of the best masala Bollywood moments that we as audience loved. The chills on seeing Bajirao Singham make an entry as Simbaa hypes it up for Veer Sooryavanshi made all of us wanting more.
There have been many notable crossovers in the popular fantasy franchises Fantastic Beasts. We finally get to witness all the important events that were mentioned in the Harry Potter series.
Talking of crossovers and universe colliding on TV shows, we cannot miss DC's Arrow verse. Although with the yet to be released season The Flash will come to an end, the way this Arrow verse was able to bring popular characters together will always be exhilarating.
Which is your favourite collab that has happened over the years?
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