Casper Van Dien Teases Fans With Potential Epic Helldivers 2 x Starship Troopers Collab Before Swiftly Deleting – Is Something Afoot?

The uncanny similarities might just make it to the game through a crossover.

Casper Van Dien Teases Fans with Potential Epic Helldivers 2 x Starship Troopers Collab Before Swiftly Deleting - Is Something Afoot?


  • Undoubtedly, Helldivers 2 is inspired by the 1997 sci-fi action film and shows a lot of similarities to the narrative.
  • Starship Troopers' very own Casper Van Dien has addressed this through a post.
  • Helldivers 2 is yet to explore the world of crossovers, and a live-service model makes for the perfect foundation.
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If you’re a fan of sci-fi films from the ’90s, there’s a chance that you’ve watched (and adored) Starship Troopers. Apparently, much of Helldivers 2’s narrative finds itself wrapped in a similar context, and this has officially been added by the film’s own star.


In a series of posts recently, Arrowhead Game Studios’ CEO and Casper Van Dien had an unexpected exchange that has given the community hope for a well-deserved crossover that might just be on its way.

Helldivers 2 x Starship Troopers Might Just Be the Perfect Collab

Are you doing your part, citizen?
Are you doing your part, citizen?

Live-service games like Helldivers 2 have a reputation for having multiple crossovers throughout the game’s life cycle. At the launch of this intergalactic adventure, fans were still wrapping their heads around the game’s intense mechanics and cinematic sequences. To this day, players haven’t uncovered all that the game has to offer and keep adding to Super Earth’s fight for democracy.


In a surprising turn of events, Starship Troopers’ very own Casper Van Dien took notice of the game and Johan Pilestedt’s (Arrowhead’s CEO) love for the movie. Casper addressed this and gave fans something to look forward to.

There was also a post about a possible crossover that was soon deleted. Talk about stating the obvious! While there’s no official word about this collaboration, it’s likely that we will see easter eggs and callbacks to the movie in Helldivers 2 sometime in the future.

Is Helldivers 2 the Ideal Game for Sci-Fi Crossovers?

There's a lot of room for future collaborations here for sci-fi franchises.
There’s a lot of room for future collaborations here for sci-fi franchises.

The similarities between the movie and the game are simply uncanny. The fight against humanity’s greatest foes, an intergalactic battle that needs citizens to sign up for a war, the idea of a better tomorrow for humans – the gifts keep on giving.


Fortunately, the live-service nature of the game allows for some creative interventions, and it’s likely we’ll see a collab or two in the near future.

Moreover, even though the game isn’t exactly an open world, it has enough open spaces and opportunities for multiple franchises to make a mark. Fans have already compared the game to the Star Wars universe, particularly to The Mandalorian.

With time, these comparisons have grown into a diverse conversation of all that can be. Fans of multiple franchises would love to see the game collaborate with their favorite shows, books, and movies. And it looks like Arrowhead’s CEO is someone who will likely entertain that.


What do you think about the possible collabs in the game? Would you like to see a specific one? Let us know in the comments below.


Written by Tanay Sharma

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Tanay wears more hats than Red Dead Redemption 2 characters. He's a musician, writer, voice-over artist and adores interactive media. His favourite games are the ones with memorable stories and characters. He's pursuing a master's degree in Behavioural Sciences. No, he won't read your mind.