With the probability of seeing Marvel vs Capcom 4 climbing suddenly from “pipe dream” to “distinct possibility” within the last few days, fans of Capcom’s long-running Vs. series have experienced a mix of elation and trepidation. Early reports indicate that Marvel wants to stay focused on characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), possibly even to the exclusion of X-Men-related characters like Magneto and Wolverine.
To the casual observer, this is a matter of two characters amidst a sea of beloved alternatives. But it’s much, much bigger than a handful of mutants: Marvel vs Capcom 4 absolutely needs the X-Men universe. Here’s a few reasons why.