If you have ever wondered what would happen if the Marvel and DC Universes swapped stories, then you have got to check out Alex Luthor’s latest Youtube video. The creator has managed to imagine a world on film which asks what would happen if the Marvel Cinematic Universe had its own Flashpoint a la The Flash - and the results are clearly disastrous.
Not familiar with the Flashpoint storyline? Well, you should know it is one of the Flash's most iconic pursuits. The whole series kicked off when Barry Allen choose to use the speed force and travel back in in time to save his mother from a horrible death. By doing so, Barry created an alternate timeline where things were very different from his home world. In the DC Universe, groups like the Justice League were fundamentally changed by the split-second decision, and it was up to Barry to resolve the timeline before things got out of hand.
In Alex Luthor's video, that same responsibility falls onto Captain America's shoulders after his world is turned upside-down by Scarlet Witch. If you want to check out in-depth explanation of the story, check through the following sides for commentary from the creator itself.
If you need a little background about the story, then here’s the breakdown. According to Luthor, “Scarlet Witch is the reason why this alternate universe thing happens. Captain America and here are the only ones that know that everything is changed.”
Clearly, things have definitely changed. There's no denying the change in Captain America's suit. Viewers can see the once-patriotic hero is rocking some Hydra threads, the very organization which Captain America has dedicated his life to defeating.
In this Flashpoint world, Captain America discovers he switched his allegiances during World War II to support the Hydra Nazis. Tony Stark is leading the regiment, but Black Panther is keeping the fascist organization clear from its sacred Wakandan borders.
“Captain America wakes up in his doppelganger’s body, and he learns that Hydra has won World War 2, and his version of this reality actually helped Hydra win the war and conquer the world. Hydra is now and Empire, and Tony Stark is the emperor. Wakanda is one of the only places on Earth isn’t part of the Hydra empire. Black Panther leads his people in a war against Tony and his Hydra army. Mutants and super powered beings are being hunted by Hydra. Magneto is the leader of the resistance. Wolverine is part of the resistance too, but he was captured.”
When it comes the MCU's array of characters, plenty of them find themselves either aligned with the Empire or Resistance. Even Spider-Man finds himself turning away from Tony Stark's charms to rebel against his tyrannical reign.
“Black Widow is a resistance spy that infiltrated Hydra, she is married to Captain America, and she is on a mission to kill him (the evil version of Capt). Both Spider-Man and Rhodey are part of the resistance and they stole suits and armor from Stark. Hulk is red and he is the Doomsday weapon for Hydra. Bucky is an assassins for Hydra. Loki rules Asgard, while Thor is missing. Ultron is actually something of a Vision in this reality, and he is not evil or good, he is on his own side.”
In the end, it winds up being up to Captain America to find Scarlet Witch and revert the magical, time-traveling mayhem.
“After learning all this, Captain America tries to find Scarlet Witch, who is missing in this new reality. What will happen?”
So, what do you think about this stunning recreation? It's not outside the realm of possibility that something like this could happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe if the studio ever needed material. However, it would be almost impossible for the X-Men to enter the film universe considering 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios aren't on the best of terms.
If you were in-charge of a time traveling reboot for the MCU, what would you want to see happen? Let us know what you'd like to see in the comments below!