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Two of Each Pop Culture Animal — See Vulture’s Noah’s Ark

Noah hits theaters this weekend and the Darren Aronofsky–directed version of the Bible tale will have all the expected elements: bad weather, a big boat, and many, many animals. (Two-by-two, as they say.) But in these modern times, why would we take a boring old spider when we could bring along ... Spider-Man? Or why bring a normal cat when Garfield and Hello Kitty are very much available? We've made the Noah's Ark of our pop-culture dreams, and we have no apologies for whom we've decided to save for that post-flood world. Check it out.

Photo-Illustration: Photos: Shutterstock, Getty Images