Ok, admittedly, Gametrailers already did this idea not long after the game was officially announced, but I swear I haven't watched that so it would have no influence on my list which will hopefully be mostly different. Anyways, the Vs. series is any wet fans dream of settling the question of "X vs. X", evenly if the series usually woefully misrepresents of many of the characters' actual power, it's the pure fun and absurdity of such possibilities. Both Marvel & Capcom feature a rich character roster that astonishingly enough hasn't been delved horribly deep into either roster even with the large cast of the previous two titles. Admittedly, there's a chance of an overblown and mostly redundant roster, but there are a ton of good possibilities that fit well into a fighting game that haven't been included yet from either side. So here are 10 I think should at least make an appearance if not be full on members of the roster (in no particular order).
#10: Luke Cage
Granted, the VS. series already has it's share of big burly power guys, but Luke Cage has been a key player in many of Marvel's biggest storylines, and is a natural fit for a fighting game with his super strength and invulnerability, not to mention his talent with chains could make for some very interesting attacks. Plus the fact that Marvel has a movie in development makes it seem like a prime way to start promoting him in subtle ways.
It's easy to see why Deadpool wasn't really considered as anything more than an outside possibility until this latest entry. Before all the recent interest and supposed movie in development, he could certainly be considered a c-lister, with even his creator acknowledging he was basically a knock-off of the DC villain Slade before he really developed into his mentally unstable 4th wall breaking character we know today. But now with Marvel shoving him in nearly everything they can, he seems like a no-brainer and a natural pick. His abilities go incredibly well into a game like this, and frankly, assuming they really stick to his character, the running commentary he could provide would be worth it alone.
#8 Ghost Rider
It's almost a wonder why Ghost Rider didn't make the cut previously. It admittedly might have at least something to do with the abomination that was the Ghost Rider film, but that shouldn't detract from the fact that Ghost Rider is one of the most badass characters in the Marvel Universe, with a huge array of abilities that easily transfers into a fighting game.
Mystique would easily be one of the most versatile fighters to be in a Marvel game, as in addition to her natural non-mutant assassin skills, she could copycat virtually anyone on the roster, making for and extremely well-varied character. Not too mention she is easily one of the most popular characters thanks to her role in the X-men movies make her an fairly good and obvious choice.
#6 Dr. Strange
Granted, the hardest part of making Dr. Strange a member of the VS. roster is fairly obvious. As the sorcerer supreme, his abilities fall under the vague definition of "magic", which would be extremely hard to narrow down into a specified move set. But as one of Marvel's longest-running heroes, not to mention a key-member of the Illuminati, it seems that there should at least be an effort to include Marvel's greatest magician.
He's one of IGN's top ten villains of all time, and despite his rather husky appearance, underneath his form-hiding clothes is a surprisingly muscular and well-trained fighter who never really needed his henchmen to do his dirty work, but just preferred it, at times easily going toe-to-toe with the likes of Daredevil and Spider-Man. Sure, he has no powers, but the same can be said for much of the roster already, and let's face it, the series has been lacking in the rogue's gallery since it's inception, this would be a huge boost.
#4 Green Goblin/Hoggoblin
Ok, don't get all fanboy offensive on me. Marvel has done a great job of making these two seemingly same characters very different, but for the purposes of a fighting game, they are virtually the same character. Either would be a great addition, but admittedly I'd rather seen Norman Osborn seeing how he was been a much more pivotal character in the Marvel Universe aas well as one of its premier villain and pretty much the closest thing Marvel has to a Lex Luthor. The move possibilities seem pretty awesome, especially with the use of the glider and pumpkin bombs.
# 3 Sagat
And that's pretty much the list. And remember, this is just 10 characters that should be included, there are a ton from both the Marvel and the Capcom Universe (and hell, maybe even the Disney Universe now that Disney owns Marvel?) that easily deserve a spot, so hopefully we will have fresh characters for years to come.
Finally, in going with the theme of today, the TRAILER OF THE WEEK isn't for a full-fledged film, but rather a short film for Street Fighter that looks far superior to the rather atrocious Hollywood efforts...