“Attack on Titan” features a world where only a small portion of humanity remains, living behind walls in fear of the giant beasts outside. One of the things that makes the Titans horrifying is how little people can do to fight back; soldiers are trained to kill them with sharp swords and maneuver gear to swing across trees and buildings, but that’s barely enough to survive.
What if, however, the Titans instead appeared in a world a little more well-protected? What if they faced off against superheroes?
That’s what we’ll find out in two weeks, due to a Marvel Comics crossover with “Attack on Titan.” Marvel’s C.B. Cebulski revealed an upcoming crossover on Twitter, featuring Spider-Man dodging a pair of Titans as they tear through New York.
“Not a joke, folks,” his tweet reads. “Attack on Titan and the @Marvel universe are crossing over! In 2 weeks. In Japan.”
So while it may take a while before we get a release in the U.S., we can expect fan translations to follow shortly after its release. It’s pitched as “What if the titans from Hajime Isayama’s ‘Attack on Titan’ attacked the Marvel Universe?” which means it won’t be canon for either, naturally, but it’ll sure be fun to see.
While we wait for more news, let’s consider how some of the Marvel heroes would fare against the Titans. Hulk, for instance, may prove to be quite inedible, and while he may be significantly smaller than most Titans, he could surely toss a few around with ease.
Spider-Man may in fact be one of the most well-equipped to deal with them, given his web-slinging, as shown in the teaser picture. The Omni-Directional Maneuver Gear used by the soldiers in “Attack on Titan” let users propel and maneuver across trees and buildings in a way similar to Spider-Man swinging across his webs. Of course, as it also requires a pair of swords to cut the titan’s weak point, Deadpool might be necessary as well, leading to this well-shared picture.
Heroes with flight will also be necessary for getting to a Titan’s neck, which means it’s a good thing Sam Wilson keeps his Falcon wings as Captain America. Cap’s shield may be great for knocking out bad guys, but it’s not much for cutting out the back of a giant’s neck.
As for the X-Men, they’ve had years of experience fighting giants set on wiping them out. To them, the Titans will be like fleshier versions of Sentinels.
Of course, this is all just guesswork and theorizing. We’ll have to wait and see how the crossover goes when it’s released in two weeks.