• X-Men & Fantastic Four? Don't Count On It

    With the launch of Vs. System 2PCG a lot of people have been speculating about which properties will be included in the base set. In the 2PCG Changes & Rules Primer we have already been told who some of the Main Characters are: Captain America, Thanos, Loki ... so that clearly points to Avengers and all the storylines that point to Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet (ie. Guardians of the Galaxy).
    What you might not realized is that there's something else going on in the Marvel Universe that greatly impacts what characters are available to licencors ... a character's movie rights.


    You see, Marvel doesn't own the movie rights to all their characters/teams ... and it appears as though there's a bit of a power struggle to regain control of them (Marvel Halts Production of Fantastic Four and X-men Collectibles, Marvel Cancels Fantastic Four).
    We know that Spider-Man is safe after Marvel secured movie rights from Sony ... but based on the info-graphic above, the following figures are in limbo, and as such, will probably not appear in Vs. System, HeroClix, or any licensed game:

    • Fantastic Four
    • Silver Surfer
    • Wolverine
    • X-Men
    • Deadpool
    • Cable
    • Namor


    I personally don't care to see a Namor movie ... but the loss of X-Men and Wolverine; that's a major blow to any comic-related game. What are your thoughts on Vs. System is X-Men and the Fantastic Four are kept out? What decks will you miss most?
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    1. Typhon's Avatar
      Typhon -
      For me; I think I'm going to miss the Sentinel decks the most ... Wild Vomit was such a fun deck. Also the Magneto + Scarlet Witch Longshot deck was pretty fun too.
      Then again; I'm not sure what the meta will look like under the new rules ... I imagine they're making it play faster so a "best of three" doesn't take forever to play.
    1. conykchameleon -
      But haven't all of those characters been appearing in Heroclix? Which would make it seem like they would be fair game for VS2PCG
    1. Typhon's Avatar
      Typhon -
      Not recently; Deadpool was the last set and the lead time for HeroClix is very long ... so it was probably approved before this strategy was put into place. There are no releases related to those products for the rest of the year. I think you'll find that any/all X-Men and Fantastic Four product is about to dry up going into 2016.
    1. conykchameleon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Typhon View Post
      Not recently; Deadpool was the last set and the lead time for HeroClix is very long ... so it was probably approved before this strategy was put into place. There are no releases related to those products for the rest of the year. I think you'll find that any/all X-Men and Fantastic Four product is about to dry up going into 2016.
      Fascinating! Didn't know that the squabble had gotten that far.
    1. bathulk's Avatar
      bathulk -
      Doesn't the Legendary Marvel DBG have X-Men characters?
    1. TOE-NEE's Avatar
      TOE-NEE -
      X-Men are indeed in VS2PCG.