Amy Hennig's Marvel Game Sounds Like X-Men Or Fantastic Four
We're assembling a new team of superheroes, and this time, it doesn't look like it'll be the Avengers. Superhero video games are a dime a dozen these days, but when the genre is about to merge with Amy "Uncharted" Hennig, it should definitely be causing your ears to prick up. With Skydance New Media working on a Marvel Game, let's place our bets on what Hennig is cooking up.
Since the popularisation of video games in the '80s, titles based on Marvel Comics have always been there. From 1982's Spider-Man on the Atari 2600 through to Marvel's Midnight Suns and Spider-Man 2 in 2023, there's a long history of some great (and some grim) games that have secured their place in the history books. Can Hennig's mysterious Marvel game continue the trend or is it another Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth on the Wii U?
What Is Amy Hennig's Marvel Game?
We know The Disney & Marvel Games Showcase is coming on September 9, which will apparently reveal a Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga DLC, more on the delayed Marvel's Midnight Suns, and Hennig's Marvel game. It's arguably this that's the big draw, with it now being described as an "ensemble game" that will focus on multiple superheroes instead of a single character.
Opening the floor to speculation, we doubt it would be another full-blown Avengers game. Crystal Dynamics (for some reason) is still giving us content for Marvel's Avengers, and while the 2020 brawler was something of a middling outing, Hennig and co. wouldn't dream of touching another Avengers game so close to this. You can also presumably tick off the Guardians of the Galaxy thanks to Eidos-Montreal's 2021 game of the same name.
There are plenty of other teams out there in the wide world of Marvel Comics, and while we'd love to see a Thunderbolts game to tie into Jake Schreier's anti-hero movie, we doubt it'll be this. Looking at the logical options, easily two of the biggest teams out there are the X-Men and The Fantastic Four. Charles Xavier's Gifted Youngsters have had some truly great games over the years, but interestingly, all signs point to Hennig suiting up Marvel's First Family.
Rumours Claim We're Getting A Fantastic Four Game
A leak from last year suggested that Marc Bernardin is writing a Marvel game about either Ant-Man, Daredevil, or The Fantastic Four. Speaking on Kevin Smith's Fatman Beyond Podcast, Smith confirmed someone in the chat had correctly guessed which game it was. Tying this together with the confirmation of an "ensemble," and voila, that heroic quartet should be waiting in the wings.
Even though Spider-Man: No Way Home's Jon Watts has stepped away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe's live-action Fantastic Four reboot, it's poised to be one of Phase 6's big outings. The movie is due to hit cinemas in November 2024, which should give Skydance plenty of time to get its own FF game out... either as a tie-in or separate entity to cash in on the hype. While we'd love to see Professor X wheel into action, it looks like Reed Richard, Sue and Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm are ready to take over a console near you.