Unfortunately, with no projects in the works with Capcom, their usual fighting game partner, Marvel has incredible sparring partner options that can be found in the Disney vault. Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are, of course, simple inclusions to pit against Scarlet Witch, Captain America, and Magneto. If Disney-corrected, it would be entertaining to harness Elsa’s icy powers, as well as Maui’s shapeshifting. History is one of the greatest assets the company can leverage and has also been a great strength of Smash Bros. over the years.
We haven’t even arrived at the really exciting things: Star Wars. Rey, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Palpatine, Finn and IG-88 could go to war with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thanos, a true battle of galactic proportions set in some of your favorite worlds. Think about the items that you could use. Collect infinity stones to distort time, space and reality over the course of a game and win directly by collecting all 6. Anyone could wield lightsabers, with each character having their own unique design and color scheme. Mjolnir, Blaster, Baby Yoda assist trophies, Ant-Man’s resizing devices and much more would make for dynamic and memorable moments.
Cynicism can easily creep in when you think about the entirety of what Disney does and what it doesn’t. Bringing all the pillars of entertainment together into one game could be a way of bringing characters to the surface who have been lost in the mix of the House of Mouse’s currently planned trajectory. There’s a whole new world of possibilities for Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars All-Stars. Maybe, just maybe, Square Enix would even have Sora from Kingdom Heart attend.