Disney characters reimagined as Marvel and DC icons

Artist turns fan-favorite Disney characters into Marvel and DC superheroes

Disney characters as superheroes

There are a lot of talented artists from around the world who love to reimagine Disney characters as superheroes and villains. One of those is French graphic designer Samuel Chevé, who has been creating crossover artworks inspired by Disney icons and characters from Marvel, DC, and other comic book properties.

In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Chevé revealed that he has “several approaches” when merging two characters in a mashup art. “Either the characters have the same personality or the same power. Or I find some way to connect them. Or sometimes my work is based on a pun,” shared Chevé. “I love to find a concept in the story before I start working.”

Check out some of Chevé’s best works in the list below:

Flynn Rider as Loki

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Credit: Instagram / Samuel Chevé
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Credit: Instagram / Samuel Chevé

Like Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Flynn Rider, aka Eugene Fitzherbert, was initially introduced as an arrogant and backstabbing character in Disney’s animated film Tangled. Flynn, however, changed for the better upon falling in love with Rapunzel ― a development that resembles Loki’s character arc in Phase Two of the MCU, in which he started siding with the good guys. This similarity between the two characters makes this mashup art amazingly seamless.

Interesting facts about BTS
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