San Diego Comic-Con may have ended weeks ago, but there are still tiny bits from the show floor that passed completely under everyone's radar. This particular bit concerns Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition, better known as Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. As the name implies, this sequel serves as an opportunity to incorporate the entire Marvel Comics universe, beginning with the Avengers and later roping in the Guardians of the Galaxy and more.
But who you won't see are any of the X-Men.
This news was slipped in at the bottom of this SDCC round-up on Comic Book Resources, originally posted on July 30 but discovered earlier today by an eagle-eyed NeoGAF user. The quote from the article specifically reads, "X-Men will not be coming to Disney Infinity 2.0 any time soon," seemingly implying a chance in the future. However, I'd wager the odds of that happening are about as likely as the X-Men teaming up with Avengers on the big screen — blame 20th Century Fox for its stranglehold on the X-Men film license.
Could the film rights issue be what's holding back the X-Men? Either that or the fact that our favorite mutants don't currently have a show airing on TV. The film rights for Spider-Man are also held by Fox, but Infinity will welcome the web head and his friends and foes as they appear in Disney Channel's Ultimate Spider-Man. Maybe the time is right for a new X-Men cartoon!
If it's any consolation, there's always the chance that Star Wars characters may appear!
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will arrive on Windows, Wii U, PS4, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on September 23. The PS Vita version won't arrive until next year.