Who says the comic book movie houses can’t get along. With so many major movies coming out in the DC Extended Universe and the Marvel Cinematic Universe respectively, there is bound to be some crossover in actors and actresses along the way. And in the rising tide raises all ships category, you’d be remiss to think the different folks didn’t support their fellow superheroes on screen. That was the case with Tom Holland on Monday when he made a surprise appearance at a rival movie opening night when he was spotted at The Suicide Squad screening.
It isn’t all that surprising for an A-list Hollywood actor to attend a screening of a major motion picture that is completely on the hype train right now. But that didn’t stop fans from completely losing it about Tom Holland showing up to see The Suicide Squad in Los Angeles at its red carpet premiere event.
Fans kind of lost it with this Tom Holland sighting at The Suicide Squad in the way that sports fans sometimes can’t find any way to root for an opposing team. While it hasn’t been the case with the actual on-screen talent, it does seem like quite a number of folks have chosen their squad when it comes to Marvel and DC and are acting accordingly. Again, that doesn’t seem to at all be the case with the folks in the movies, but fans can dream on the idea that there is some kind of competition afoot between the actual characters.
With Tom Holland going to the premiere of The Suicide Squad, he was treated to a movie that is absolutely crushing it with critics right now. It is currently sitting at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes through 102 reviews and before it is all said and done could make a push for one of the best-reviewed comic book movies ever for the aggregator. It is already in rarified air and by all accounts is one of the very best films the genre has to offer. It looks like James Gunn brought the tongue-in-cheek humor from Guardians of the Galaxy and infused it with some R-rated goodness for an all-out spectacle.
And it wasn’t like Marvel folks lost their collective minds about all characters and actors going to this The Suicide Squad showing. Tom Holland wasn’t the only MCU dude spotted there. Kumail Nanjiani was also in the crowd. He is set to make his Marvel debut playing Kingo when Eternals hits screens in November. Again, there are also plenty of actors and actresses who have crossed over between these two movie houses. Heck, Sylvester Stallone and Michael Rooker are both in this movie and have been in Guardians of the Galaxy as well. There are no set rules here.
As for Tom Holland, maybe The Suicide Squad cast will return the favor when his Spider-Man: No Way Home finally hits screens. In what will be one of the biggest crossover events ever in the space, the movie is set to reunite characters from the Sony Spider-Man movies and bring them into the MCU via the Multiverse. It is set for a December 17, 2021 release. Maybe we will see some DC folks walking down the red carpet for that one.