There have been a few franchises by this point that have had multiple films or series telling different stories but all set within the same cinematic universe – ranging from Universal’s classic monsters, to the multi-series scope of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars,” and of course the Marvel cinematic universe.
Now an unofficial one that encompasses much of the original output of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is apparently on the way. Speaking with Cinema Blend, Rodriguez was asked if he might do for his films what ‘Infinity War’ has done for Marvel’s standalone franchises – a massive crossover event. He replies he’s considered the idea, but not in film form:
“I have [thought about that] very many times for different mediums. Yeah, for sure. You may see something soon! I’ve definitely been aware of the connections all the characters could have in that world, in their own range of kind of larger than life superheroes. I definitely have been looking at it in the comic world. There was a comic company that wanted to do something with me, and I suggested that very thing, and they love that idea.
Sometimes there’s just not enough hours in the day for all the fun stuff to do! But there’s definitely another medium that might even be better than that. So we’ll definitely keep in touch about that, because that’s really a cool idea, and it’s also a lot of fun how these things can cross pollinate.”
Rodriguez’s potentially linked work include the films “El Mariachi,” “Desperado,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Machete,” “Machete Kills,” “From Dusk Til Dawn,” “Planet Terror, and the “Spy Kids” films.