When he’s not busy writing a Star Wars movie, screenwriter Gary Whitta now finds himself passing the time writing an online crossover between Marvel’s Iron Man and Downton Abbey.
Entitled Downton Abbey: The Stark Ascendancy, the story began as a joke tweet where Whitta told Twitter followers that he’d post pages if enough people retweeted his original message.
People asking how many RTs to trigger Downton/Iron Man crossover pages. Let’s say 500. 127 so far! RT this tweet: https://t.co/peVEQxtenj
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) November 22, 2014
Uh-oh, blew through 500 RTs. Guess I’m posting pages on Monday! Will do extra if we go over 1000. https://t.co/peVEQxtenj— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) November 22, 2014
So close to 1000 retweets! 1000+ RTs gets you the entire first act of DOWNTON ABBEY: THE STARK ASCENDANCY on Monday! https://t.co/S2pDAZh5mD— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) November 23, 2014
1000+ RTs GET! I’ll post Act 1 of DOWNTON ABBEY: THE STARK ASCENDANCY on Monday morning. It will be terrible. But you get what you pay for.— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) November 23, 2014
After receiving more than 1200 retweets for his original message, Whitta posted the script of the first act online.
The online crossover is available to download here.