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Respawn CEO wants Apex Legends and Chappie crossover to happen

Published: 16/Feb/2019 18:28 Updated: 16/Feb/2019 18:47

by Connor Bennett

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A crossover between the popular movie Chappie and Apex Legends could be in the works with key figures from the two sides both telling fans that they’d approve of it happening.

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Since it’s release on February 4, the new free-to-play battle royale has swept over the gaming world like a wildfire, picking up over 25 million players in under two weeks. However, unlike it’s biggest competitor – Fortnite – the game isn’t really set-up for crossovers as it has it’s own lore and backstory.

However, one possible crossover could come in the form of 2015 movie Chappie, whose main character – a robot named Chappie – looks strikingly similar to the Pathfinder legend in the new battle royale.

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Replying to a fan’s tweet about a potential appearance from Chappie in the game, the movie’s director Neill Blomkamp said: “Lotta people asking me this. I am down, yes.”

Blomkamp’s tweet drew a quick response from Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella, who gave his approval, saying: “I am also down.”

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Despite being the movie’s director, Blomkamp wouldn’t be the right man to get the wheels turning on a crossover – Respawn would need Columbia Pictures to sign-off on any deal.

However, if the acclaimed director has already been asked plenty of times by fans, there could be some powerful eyes already keeping a watch on the situation to see if a deal makes sense for all parties.

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