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The Battle

Now the quickest shots in the trailer.

We see Parzival and Art3mis dancing along some floors straight out of Saturday Night Fever, and no doubt linked to some sort of Dance Dance Revolution minigame.

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We see the Joker and Harley Quinn looking up in surprise to some unseen events.

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And we see a massive battle that takes place on a wintery landscape straight out of Hoth, where no doubt the last key for the easter egg will be won.

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On one side of this melee we see the Battletoads leading the charge, and are saddened that there hasn’t been a new Battletoads game in far too long. (Rare, please get on that, even if you don’t believe me that I beat it.) In this shot, you can also note the big gold guy on the left is El Dragón, a luchador from the little-played Battleborn. Directly behind them is an ostrich rider from the arcade classic Joust. To the right of the screen is what appears to be a solitary ninja turtle, although it could be Tokka from TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze.

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How does Wade commandeer his forces? With a rousing speech? Well, probably, but also by holding up a boombox à la the big scene anyone remembers from Say Anything.

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In the battle we see Tracer from Blizzard’s massive hit Overwatch bellowing a battle cry next to Chun Li from Street Fighter, and the real Commander Shepard (“Femshep”) from Mass Effect is visible between both of them. An army of skeletons that’s either from Jason and the Argonauts or Army of Darkness (after all, Argonauts might be too old a reference) make up a good portion of this side of the melee.

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In another shot we see Parzival holding the boom box, and see Sagat from Street Fighter bringing his knees to the battle just behind Deathstroke.

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Also: a Gundam!

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Billions of real DVD covers!

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Chucky from the Child’s Play stabbing robots into coins! Yes, that means Chucky and Freddy Kreuger are finally in a movie together!

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And how could the Iron Giant not be featured yet again, towering over the battle?

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The Stinger

Stay until the end of the trailer and you’ll hear a familiar theme. It makes sense, as the film’s composer is Alan Silvestri, who also worked on the iconic tunes of the Back to the Future trilogy.

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