I’m funky-keen on the next wave of Disney Infinity. The first game had a solid foundation, and the 2.0 version looks like the House of Mouse will build on that. With Uru hammers, Vibranium shields and a chap who can shoot pointed sticks at you. The Avengers headline the next wave of Disney Infinity figures. But who else is on the way?
After consulting the Kree great intelligence, upon hearing that Maleficent is being teased for the game (Please please don’t let her be modelled after Angelina Jolie), I came up with the following guesses as to who will be emptying your pocket next.
Glimpsed in the debut trailer, what would Thor be without catching some mischief from his foster-brother? Add to all that the fact that Loki is easily the more popular of the siblings, a regular screen crush for many fans and the kind of villain that’s needed to balance out the hero roster in Disney Infinity 2.0, and you’ve got a figure that sell plenty.
The Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing has long been the butt of many jokes, and with a slight name-change to make him more palpable for kids, could easily be included. Hell, he’s already made an appearance in another Disney animated show, Phineas and Ferb.
With Black Widow as the only female member of the new figures revealed so far, things are starting to look a tad too much like a sausage party. Throw in Lady Sif, get her original voice actor and my current massive screen crush Jaimie Alexander to provide some audio and I’ll buy ten of her figures to complete my Asgardian set/shrine.
Have I mentioned already how much I love this Asgardian warrior?
Here’s a no-brainer. During the reveal event, Disney teased that Hulk would be one of two characters who could wall-crawl in the expansion. You know who else likes to crawl on walls? Besides my mad aunt after an exorcism gone wrong, that ability also belongs to the Amazing Spider-Man.
And seeing as Sony only owns the film rights to webhead, he’s fair game for Disney Infinity, and will most likely be based on his recent Ultimate Spider-Man appearances. he’s one of the most prolific characters in Marvel, and leaving him out would be a crime. ‘Nuff said.
Go on, be honest. How would you like to admit, that for once in your life, you played with a Samuel L “Mother-loving” Jackson toy. That statement alone would make it worthwhile to bring the SHIELD big cheese into the circle of heroes.
And boss them around.
You’ve got characters from the current Marvel animated series Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man. Well how about that other show then, Hulk and the agents of S.M.A.S.H? Who would you pick from that line-up of Hulks?
As much fun as it would be to shoot an oversized shotgun as the Red Hulk, I’d put smart money down on She-Hulk getting a figure. The gamma-powered bombshell is another favourite character in fandom, and gameplay-wise, she could provide a nice mix between power and speed.
Groot and Rocket Racoon
With a new franchise on the way in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy, you can rest assured that Disney will want to leverage some extra exposure out of that film as it releases a month before Disney Infinity 2.0. Out of all those new characters, Rocket Racoon and Groot are most likely the easiest to market, and have already been glimpsed in that debut trailer.
And anyway, a talking tree and a sociopathic space racoon with a love of guns sounds like a solid plan to me.
How in the name of Forbrush Vision do you market a character who regularly makes a habit of surprising ninjas by stabbing them in the lungs? Quite easily actually. The great thing about Deadpool lately, is that under the right writer, he’s proven to be a flexible character.
Want to target him at kids, without guns this time? Then reign in the violence, and focus on the aspect of the character that was raised by suckling on the nipple of justice instead. Go memetic, toss in some extra crazy and you’ve got a cult-favourite anti-hero who will make for a bitchin’ figure.
I see a lot of heroes, but I don’t see no mutants. And out of all the X-gene toting heroes out there, Wolverine is the best there is what he does, and what he does is stretch himself thin and appear everywhere.
We’ve already seen Wolverine in several cartoons, and having the Canadian berserker in your figure corner, would make for some great and titanic team-ups. Bub.
The biggest threat on a galactic scale in Marvel comics is a title that is easily and often applied to Galactus. A force of cosmic nature, the eater of worlds regularly siphons off the life force of planets in order to sate his hunger. But to find those worlds, Galactus needs a herald.
He’s had plenty of them over the years. The Silver Surfer, Terrax, Morg and Nova to name a few. But once, he gave a portion of the Power Cosmic to none other than Aunt May, transforming her into Golden Oldie.
Together with Franklin Richards, the son of Mister Fantastic, Golden Oldie managed to satisfy the all-consuming hunger of the world eater, by feeding him Twinkies. Yes, Twinkies. I’m not making this up.
Odds: 1 million to none
Last Updated: May 13, 2014