The briefest of glances at the box office achievements of any movie featuring superheroes clearly indicates the popularity of such projects. With such huge fan followings comes instant recognition for the performers involved, and entry into the amusing game of spotting superheroes assembling elsewhere. Sometimes, these are notable movies sprinkled in between super gigs. Other, more amusing times, these are examples of superheroes assembling before they ever became the legendary alter-ego that would inevitably define them for years to come.
There are some titles that feature just a couple of superhero combinations, or superheroes with supporting characters from superhero movies. For example, Batman And Hawkeye in The Town; Ant-Man and Catwoman in I Could Never Be Your Woman; Batman, Commissioner Gordon and Nick Fury in the 2014 Robocop remake; Groot and Batman in Boiler Room; Black Widow and Captain America in The Perfect Score; and Scarecrow, Carmine Falcone and Black Widow in Girl With A Pearl Earring.
Then there is the master of all mind-benders: Hollywoodland. Starring Ben Affleck as Superman actor George Reeves, who becomes romantically involved with the married Toni Mannix, played by Diane Lane who, as we know, is Superman’s earth-mother in both Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice – which will introduce Affleck’s Batman.
In this game of ‘Six Degrees Of Superheroes and Villains’, the combinations are surprising, and the rabbit hole is deep. If you thought Batman V Superman would be impressive, how about a movie featuring Wolverine, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Spider-Man? Which movie provides such spectacle? Read on to find out.