With the Avengers Assembling in Disney Infinity 2.0, it's time to speculate on what other Marvel super heroes fans would like to see. Keep in mind that this game is marketed towards a younger crowd so it's unlikely we'll be seeing Painkiller Jane or any of the Young Avengers anytime soon.
That said, with the current Marvel cinematic universe, the on-going Marvel cartoon shows, and the Marvel comics characters that are officially part of the Avengers initiative there are quite a few characters to choose from. Here are some of my favorites.
Captain Marvel (recently promoted from her previous title of Ms. Marvel) is the minor-league hero who changed the face of fandom and my personal favorite super hero. What makes her great is her devotion to her friends, and her automatic assumption that punching will solve almost any problem. Even when it doesn't.
As a regular member of the Avengers, she deserves a chance to be memorialized in a three inch tall Disney Infinity 2.0 figure. Her power set - which includes super-strength, flight, ability to absorb energy, and energy blasts would be extremely fun to explore in-game. Plus, let's be honest, her fans would make sure her figure was sold-out everywhere.
(Captain Marvel #1 Written by Kelley Sue DeConnick with Cover Art by Ed Mcguinness)
Anthony Mackie playing Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier nearly stole the show. Here's a solid, average guy who will help out whenever he's needed. Plus, Anthony Mackie has said some nice things about Wonder Woman which have garnered him a special place in my heart.
As a regular character on the ongoing Avengers Assemble cartoon, he definitely deserves a chance at a video game appearance. Plus, the current game line-up is a little... white. It would be great to have more people of color represented, and flying characters are just plain cool.
You might not be familiar with She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Bruce Banner's cousin who once received a transfusion of his tainted blood. She's green... well, all the time. It might not qualify her as a person of color, but it does qualify her as a stand-out gal. After all, she saves the world and manages to have a semi-successful job as an attorney - all while green.
While her in-game power set would mimic that of the Hulk's, her addition to the Disney Infinity 2.0 cast would add another playable woman and bring more sass into the game. Who doesn't love some good sass?
Image via She-Hulk #2 Art by: Javier Pulido
As a genetically altered space-raccoon, Rocket Raccoon is one of the more bizarre characters that live in the Marvel Universe. He's also being voiced by the amazingly handsome Bradley Cooper in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Yeah, that's a thing.
Besides being a fun addition to Disney Infinity 2.0 simply to rock things up, Rocket Raccoon is one of those few Marvel characters that uses guns - space guns. I imagine his in-game play-ability being similar to that of Ratchet from the Ratchet and Clank series - with more off colored comments.
He might push the rating envelope (Rocket is Pg-13 kind of guy) but it would make me dreams come true to see him say "Blam. Murdered you," in-game.
Rocket Raccoon #1 is releasing this July, written and drawn by Skottie Young.
Spider-woman (Jessica Drew) may exist simply because Marvel needed to trademark the name before DC did, but she's still pretty bad ass from where I'm standing. After all, she can control the hulk with her super pheromone powers. Who else do you know that can get the Hulk to make them a sandwich?
Since having Spiderman in Disney Infinity 2.0 would be hard considering media rights - adding Spider Woman is a great option. She's also Captain Marvel's BFF and a regular on the Avengers. She can do everything the web-slinger can do (and more) which would make her a fun playable character in the upcoming game.
Image via Avengers Assemble #9 penciled by Stefano Caselli
I'd like to see him added to the game as well. As a magic-infused character, he wields a different power set than most heroes (no super-human strength for him) and this would offer a different experience for players of Disney Infinity 2.0.
Is it likely that Valkyrie will get her own figure and be incorporated into the game? Not at all. Would I love it if the leader of the Valkyrior showed up? Absolutely. She can sweep me off my feet anytime.
Besides her abilities as a knight in shining armor, Valkyrie wields a magical swords... and, well... she's a valkyrie with all that entails. She's also an Avenger - really! Again, I think sword-wielding would be a fun game mechanic, assuming that Disney Infinity 2.0 won't add girl-kissing as a power.
Image via Fearless Defenders #1 writteny by Cullen Bunn with art by Will Sliney
The above picture only offers a glimpse into just how many heroes and heroines Marvel has to offer. This list could go on and on into well, infinity. So what are some Marvel Heroes you think deserve to be in Disney Infinity 2.0? Likely or unlikely - all answers welcome!