Back in 2007 when YouTube was just beginning to become a thing on the internet, a small video parodying Apple’s famous “I’m a Mac and I’m a PC” using Spider-Man and Superman predicted that one day Wonder Woman and the Flash would have their own movies.
Almost 10 years to the date, that revelation has come true.
In the video, which was uploaded by YouTube user It’s Just Some Random Guy on March 7, 2007 and can be seen above, Superman takes on the role of the PC. When Spider-Man asks Superman if DC has any plans for future movies now that Superman was back in Hollywood (following the release of Superman Returns in 2006). Superman confirms without hesitation that there would be a plethora of stand-alone films based on different DC superheroes, including Wonder Woman, the Flash and, of course, the Justice League.
“We just asked a few writers to think about the possibility of maybe what it might take to theoretically make a Justice League movie in the next 10 years or possibly more perhaps,” Superman says.
Now, 10 years later, DC and Warner Bros. are preparing to release their Justice League film, following the release of Wonder Woman this summer and just before The Flash is released in 2018. When Superman asks what Marvel has coming up, Spider-Man replies that after they’re done with Thor, Captain America and Iron Man, they’re going to start working on Ant-Man movies and incorporating other heroes into the universe.
“Not to mention negotiating for three more of my movies,” Spider-Man says, way before Marvel and Sony came to an agreement for exactly three movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The parody itself still holds up a decade later, but it’s the number of predictions that came true that makes it so spectacular.
Marvel’s next movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, will be released on May 5, while DC’s next film, Wonder Woman, will be out on June 2.