Disney and Toei will probably never get together to do a proper crossover between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Dragon Ball, but that didn't stop CG artist Oscar Perez Ayala from imagining what that match-up would look like.
In a series of still images, the CG artist presents their 3D modeled interpretation of Super Buu going up against the MCU's Spider-Man. Perez Ayala thinks that Peter Parker wouldn't be able to swing and quip his way to a victory in this particular match-up, as the series of images end with Buu transforming the radioactive hero into a bar of chocolate and consuming him.
Fans looking for more of Perez Ayala's art can check out the artist on Instagram, where they regularly post more of their impeccably detailed 3D models and animations, which includes realistic interpretations of several more Dragon Ball characters, such as Frieza and Piccolo, as well as other Marvel heroes and the artist's original characters.
Dragon Ball fans should probably get used to seeing their favorite characters rendered in 3D, as the next Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, will be animated entirely with CG, but will utilize new shading techniques and technology in an attempt to recreate the iconic, hand drawn look of creator Akira Toriyama's manga. The new movie is currently scheduled to be released sometime in 2022, and will feature the return of a classic Dragon Ball adversary, the Red Ribbon Army. The story will focus on Piccolo and Goku's granddaughter Pan, and takes place several years after the events of the previous Dragon Ball Super movie, Broly.
Dragon Ball first debuted in 1984 and is now the third best-selling manga series of all time with a whopping quarter-of-a-billion copies in circulation worldwide. In the almost 40 years since its original publication, the series has been adapted into multiple anime series and movies, which have been credited with helping to establish anime's mainstream popularity globally during the 1990s and early 2000s.
While Dragon Ball fans will have to wait until next year to see that series' next movie, web heads won't have to wait nearly as long for Spider-Man's next adventure. Spider-Man: No Way Home will premiere in theaters on Dec. 17, and will feature a crossover of a different sort, as the MCU's version of the wall-crawler will go toe-to-toe with villains from earlier Spider-Man movie continuities, such as Doc Ock from Sam Raimi's 2004 classic Spider-Man 2.
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