2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Daredevil
According to Daredevil’s origin story, when he was young he saved a blind man from getting hit by a truck, and, in the process, was hit in the face by a canister or radioactive goo that fell off the same truck. Though the radioactive substance left him blind, it heightened his other senses to superhuman levels and enabled him to become a heroic crimefighter. But does anyone know what happened to that canister after it smashed Daredevil in the face? Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird do.
Eastman and Laird were huge Daredevil fans, especially the issues done by Frank Miller, so when they came up with the an idea for their own comic book, they not only borrowed Daredevil’s origin story, they wrote their characters directly into it.
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1, we see the exact same scene, only from a different perspective. The radioactive canister hits the boy in the head near his eyes, just like in Daredevil #1, only now we that same canister fall into a sewer where it comes into contact with some baby turtles.
Of course, for copyright purposes, the boy is never explicitly identified as the future Daredevil, but it’s pretty obvious that it was intended to be the same kid.
https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2zsykt/whats_a_knock_off_thats_actually_better_than_the/ Via Reddit
1. Alien & Blade Runner
Ridley Scott is a juggernaut in the world of sci-fi cinema. Before he found success with The Martian, he gave us the classics Alien and Blade Runner, which are largely regarded as two of the best sci-fi movies ever made. And while Scott didn’t have the rights to connect both of those movies at the time of their release, he’s repeatedly stated that he considers the gritty urban world of Blade Runner to be the Earth that the crew of the Nostromo (from Alien) were fighting to get back to.
A more definitive connection between the two movies was finally revealed after an Easter egg was discovered on the Prometheus DVD, which included a message from Peter Weyland — the CEO of Weyland Corp. in the Alien franchise who is responsible for producing the human-like robots who are allegedly built to serve human needs. The message exposes a communication between Weyland and a mentor/competitor who offers to join forces in order to perfect their quest for robotic perfection. It describes a man with a God complex, watching over his creations from his tower, but that it “blew up in his face.” Fans were quick to note that this description bears a striking similarity to that of Dr. Eldon Tyrell, the head of the Tyrell Corporation, who was killed by one of his own robotic creations in Blade Runner.
http://www.tor.com/2012/10/05/new-prometheus-material-confirms-blade-runner-and-alien-share-a-universe/ Via Tor.com