Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's characters reportedly not restricted to Marvel Cinematic Universe

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 24, 2017 at 11:16 a.m. PDT

Since it's initial announcement back in December of last year, there has been a lot of talk about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's potential roster. Specifically, there has been concern for the lack of characters from franchises like the X-Men and Fantastic Four due to possible licensing issues.


Rumors have claimed that characters not currently under the Marvel Studios umbrella will not be a part of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's roster, and the 14 currently revealed fighters have not yet disproved such claims.

Last month, a ton of news surrounding the game hit. From details on the game's system mechanics to new characters being unveiled, there was much to take in for MvCI fans.

One bit of information -- and a very important one at that -- seems to have flown under the radar. Metro reports that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's roster will not be restricted to characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When Metro asked Capcom Producer Mike Evans if the game would only include character that Marvel has cinematic rights to, Evans responded with a quick, "No."

If the restrictions were in place due to legalities, there would surely be no shame in that, which Metro points out. "Totally, totally. No, but it’s not," Evans responded. "And if Marvel were here they would answer as I’m going to. It’s not based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We take a lot of inspiration from the cinematic universe, but the game is a completely original universe."

So, does this mean we'll 100% be seeing X-Men and/or Fantastic Four characters in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite? Naturally, Evans couldn't give a definitive answer. However, from the looks of it any character omissions from those series won't be due to licensing issues.

As for all of you foot diving fiends out there hoping to play Dr. Doom in MvCI, you may be in for a treat. "Oh, ah… I would say stay excited," Evans said. "We have many announcements coming. But you’re not the first to ask [if Doom is in!]"

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is set for release on September 19th.

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