Artist Sándor Szalay aka The Sonnyfive Presents The Stranger Squad in New Colorful Crossover Artwork
James Gunn’s The suicide squad and Netflix Strange things both feature colorful characters and an artist merged the two to create The Stranger Squad.
Artist Sándor Szalay, who goes by The Sonnyfive on Twitter and Instagram, took one of the movie posters for The suicide squad and swapped the DCEU villains with characters from Strange things. In the new poster, Eleven replaces Rick Flag, Mike replaces Peacemaker, Will replaces Harley Quinn, Dustin and Lucas replace Ratcatcher 2 and Polka-Dot Man, respectively, and Hopper stands in place of Bloodsport.
The suicide squad premiered in theaters on August 5, breaking several records upon its release. The film surpassed the two Wonder Woman 1984 and Zack Snyder Justice League in terms of views over its first three weekends on HBO Max, becoming the most-watched DCEU movie on the platform. It also set a record for the highest-paying R-rated film of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
Strange things debuted on Netflix in July 2016 and the fourth season is slated to air in 2022. The show has become a pop culture juggernaut, with seasons 2 and 3 totaling over a billion hours watched on the platform. form of streaming. On top of that, the series was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and ten Primetime Emmy Awards.
The fourth season of Strange things and Szalay’s illustrations aren’t the only things that excite fans of the sci-fi horror series; for example, Magic: The Gathering is releasing a limited edition card game inspired by the series. Netflix is also launching two Strange things worldwide mobile games titled Stranger things 3 and Stranger Things: 1984. In addition to this, the Darkness on the Edge of Town Adam Christopher’s novel provides fans with previously unknown details about Hopper’s past.
Additionally, the artwork isn’t the only recent example of fan art that combines two independent franchises. For example, comic book artist InHyuk Lee merged Marvel’s Spider-Man and Netflix Squid game to create a bloody and triumphant masterpiece. Another artist named Buster Moody fused the aesthetic of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghost in the shell to produce an anthropomorphic robotic turtle, while artist Malin Falch released two images that propel Nintendo’s Link THE Legend of Zelda in the desolate and hollow world of FromSoftware Dark souls.
The suicide squad is now available for purchase on Blu-ray, while the first three seasons of Strange things are available to stream on Netflix.
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