Of course, Bay is the very reason these two very different worlds collide. Not content with polluting cinema with his own work, Bay is also a prolific producer of bad B-movies, and had a stake in the Friday The 13th reboot. And it seems one of his only creative demands was to have Sam Witwicky's old rival get horrifically slaughtered by Jason. We're starting to get the feeling that "Trent DeMarco" was also the name of Bay's high school bully.
The Evil Doll From The Conjuring Has Invaded The DC Cinematic Universe
To make sure all of their movies don't look and feel like one extended Snyder Cut, DC and Marvel have sought out diverse groups of up-and-coming genre directors, each bringing their own style and approach to their films. But sometimes these directors bring something else when crossing over. Something darker. Something ... evil.
When DC hired James Wan and David Sandberg, they probably didn't expect that their rogue's gallery of supervillains, evil aliens, and angry gods would be bolstered by possessed porcelain. But both Sandberg's Shazam! and Wan's Aquaman have scenes which feature Annabelle, a demonic doll from both the Conjuring series and its Annabelle spinoffs. In Shazam!, the doll sits on the shelves of a pawn shop in Philadelphia, waiting for someone to give it a good home to haunt. In Aquaman, the doll can be seen ominously chilling on a massive underwater trash heap while Aquaman and Mera are swimming toward Atlantis. These are blink-and-you'll-miss-the-jump-scare moments, but both directors have confirmed on social media that their old ghoulish work friend ties together the two very differently dark universes.