Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, January 22, 2016

Fan Art Friday: Disney And Marvel

When Disney purchased Marvel back in 2009, it caused many a jaw to drop straight to the floor, and once people finally picked their jaws up, they began to scratch their heads over what would become of the latest acquisition by the Mouse House. After all, combining Disney and Marvel seemed almost as “appealing” as mixing peanut butter and pickles.

Since then, the combination has proven to be more along the lines of peanut butter and chocolate. Disney has since proven itself worthy of overseeing Marvel, having produced a movie franchise that has reshaped the cinematic landscape, created several animated Marvel shows for its Disney XD channel, and even created attractions for its theme parks.

However, even with all of that, it seems as though this is only but a taste of what Disney and Marvel have to offer. One can simply imagine the possibilities that this partnership can bring about. If the Marvel Cinematic Universe is any evidence, then Disney has much potential in utilizing this new intellectual property, and fan artists of all shape have imagined what that potential can be.

Disney Characters as the Avengers. Obvious parallels are obvious.

Disney princesses as Marvel characters. Again, obvious parallels are obvious.

Two super-powered siblings: an older sister with psychic powers, and a younger brother who can run super-fast. *smacks head* How did I never see the connection?

Now this connection I always saw. A character who can stretch? Check. A character who can become invisible? Check. A character who is super strong? Check. A character who can become flame? Well, three out of four isn’t bad.

Laugh all you want, but you know that this crossover would make much more sense than Johnny Depp in Burtonland.

Long-haired blonde. Long-haired blonde. Doing whatever a long-haired blonde does.

Disney owns Marvel. Marvel has crossed over with Capcom. Capcom has made games for Disney. So how come we still don’t have a Disney fighting game yet?

Marvel vs. Capcom vs. Disney? Sure, it sounds strange, but Capcom can certainly pull it off. If Disney and Square can come together to make a great action RPG (Kingdom Hearts), what’s to stop Disney and Capcom from coming together to make a great fighting game.

And don’t try to tell me that Disney would shy away from making a fighting game because it would be “too violent.” This is a company whose movies always have at least one death in them. The company has always had a violent undertone, so let’s just make it an overtone already.

Besides, who doesn’t want to see Disney and Marvel characters sparring off? The Hulk vs. The Beast. Hercules vs. Juggernaut. Mulan vs. Wolverine. Elsa vs. Emma Frost. Genie vs. Deadpool. (Well, let’s face it, Deadpool can beat anybody!)