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Sci-Fi Movies You Never Realized Were In The Same Universe
By LIAM GAUGHAN
Star Wars/E.T.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are lifelong friends and close collaborators on several projects. The two filmmakers hide Easter eggs in their films referencing each other’s work, like “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” featuring a child dressed as Yoda or a group of E.T.-looking aliens spotted in the Galactic Senate in “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.”
Star Wars/Indiana Jones
“Indiana Jones” also features several Easter eggs to “Star Wars,” as seen in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” where we can spot two hieroglyphic images of R2-D2 and C-3PO. During the opening sequence of “The Temple of Doom,” Indy escapes a bar named “Club Obi-Wan,” and in a non-canonical comic, the adventurer finds a crashed Millenium Falcon on Earth.
Back to the Future Nod
A few clever Easter Eggs suggest that perhaps the events of the "Star Wars" universe are ancient history in the "Indiana Jones" timeline. In “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” two hieroglyphic images of R2-D2 and C-3PO can be spotted, and during the opening sequence of “The Temple of Doom,” Indy escapes a bar named “Club Obi-Wan.”
District 9/Chappie
The fictional company called “Tetravaal” appears to link Neill Blomkamp’s work together as they are responsible for designing the robots in “Chappie,” and their logo appears in the background of “District 9.” Blomkamp has denied that the films take place in the same continuity.
Moon/Mute
Although “Moon” and “Mute” appear to be polar opposites, filmmaker Duncan Jones has suggested that the two films take place in the same universe. After Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) discovers his clones in “Moon,” it’s implied one of them returns to Earth and exposes his corrupt employer — this trial can be seen briefly on a TV screen in “Mute.”