Disney is currently in control of some of the most lucrative film franchises on the planet and all of these IPs have the potential to appear in Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 3. Some of Disney's property wouldn't exactly fit very well, I'd even argue against the inclusion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while others seem destined to connect.
For instance, the likelihood of seeing Pixar Movies in Kingdom Hearts 3 is a lot higher than The Muppets strolling on in. But perhaps the most discussed collaboration (and perhaps the most supported one) is that of Kingdom Hearts and Star Wars. [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158) took the world by storm in 2015, as we all fell for the film's endearing characters. PrincessElemmiriel is one artist that has perfectly captured that sense of endearment.
Should Kingdom hearts 3 & Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens Collide?
Now that's some serious talent. You can visit the artist's tumble page here, and we urge you to do so - there's tons of similar images that are bound to please fans of Star Wars, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts among others. But seeing something that works so well together, as Sora and BB-8 do here, does that awaken your desire for these two to connect in-game?
For those that don't want to see the likes of Star Wars, Marvel or High School Musical (can't blame you) in Kingdom Hearts, the argument is easily understood. Kingdom Hearts was born out of the love and appreciation for the art style of Disney and that of the Final Fantasy series at Square Enix.
The two were a perfect couple and the series has prospered under the guidance of Square and Disney. But would it be a betrayal of the original concept if Kingdom Hearts 3 included characters and worlds from Star Wars 7? The argument isn't predicated on the fact that this IP is live-action, after all, Pirates of the Caribbean has worked quite well. The argument against Star Wars is that it isn't a Disney original, like Pirates.
While I totally get that, Pixar isn't a Disney original either. I think a lot of those who wouldn't appreciate Star Wars in Kingdom Hearts would welcome characters or worlds from Wall-E, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Up, A Bug's Life and many more films from this glorious studio.
Personally, I think Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens would fit quite well in Kingdom Hearts 3, and PrincessElemmiriel has perfectly captured how this connection would feel. But what about you guys?