What happens when Baahubali meets Black Panther and Iron Man? Movie buffs in China have been trying to imagine the situation with memes, as Baahubali 2 and Avengers Infinity War released in the same week in their country.
As a result, users of WeChat, a Chinese multi-purpose social media app, are indulging themselves with mashups of the Marvel universe with that of the ancient kingdom of Mahishmati.
The memes were first highlighted by journalist Sutirtho Patranobis, who took to Twitter, and said, "Chinese WeChat users (used by nearly 1 billion) are having good time with Baahubaali 2 and Avengers memes. In one, Baahubali admires black panther's abs, in another Falcon admires Devasena's eye makeup (sic)."
The users also went ahead and inserted the characters from Baahubali and Avengers into a single poster
See some of the memes below.
Last week, it was reported that Avengers: Infinity War had crossed $1 billion worldwide, setting the record for the fastest film to reach the milestone.
The Disney-Marvel film brings together 22 superheroes to fight one supervillain Thanos. Anthony and Joe Russo have brought the story alive on the big screen with actors like Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch and Scarlett Johansson. The film also features Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland.
Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion starred Prabhas and Rana Daggubati as the male protagonists. The film's story is about the battle between two brothers for the ownership of an ancient kingdom.
The films were directed by SS Rajamouli and also featured Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Sathyaraj. Besides being the first Indian film to rake in more than Rs 500 crore, the franchise also received rave reviews in foreign countries, including Japan and China.