Mortal Kombat Fans Think Marvel Vs DC Is On The Way

Mortal Kombat Fans Think Marvel Vs DC Is On The Way
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Tom Chapman


25th Feb 2022 14:33

You'd better start stretching out your spandex because NetherRealm could be working on something VERY different to its usual delivery of Mortal Kombat games. With swirling rumours we'll be getting Mortal Kombat 12 or Injustice 3, what about a Marvel vs DC brawler?

Since 1992, Mortal Kombat has been a staple of the arcade scene - eventually branching out onto the PlayStation in 1996. NetherRealm is now the overlord of the MK series, and alongside it, we've had the success of the DC-centric Injustice games. Away from these two juggernauts, will a third big IP join the party?

What's Next For NetherRealm?

With NetherRealm overseer Ed Boon excitedly talking about the future of the developer, fans are rightly asking what's coming next. Speaking to Game Informer, Boon explained: "I can say that for 10 years, we were releasing Mortal Kombat and Injustice, Mortal Kombat and Injustice. When we broke that pattern, there was a lot of speculation of what we would be doing next."

Although Boon won't reveal exactly what's on the cards, he's teased something new to expand the developer's already crammed library of acclaimed beat-em-ups. "I can tell you there was a reason for it," continued Boon. "When we announce our next game, it’ll make a lot more sense. At this point, I’ll get in a lot of trouble if I say anything more."

Throwing the doors open wide, the internet soon exploded with hopeful theories that we could get a Marvel fighting game. Looking at the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its ever-expanding franchise, we could redeem the sometimes shoddy reputation of Marvel video games. Picture the scene where NetherRealm puts its own twist on something like the classic X-Men arcade game. Others dared to wish for a Marvel vs DC to bring the warring comic book houses together. 

Will We Get A Marvel Vs DC Game?

Some quickly wrote off the idea of Marvel vs DC and claimed that complicated rights issues mean we'll never see NetherRealm unite the pair under one roof. Then again, let's remember we've seen similar ideas before. Capcom had great success with the Capcom vs. Marvel games. Also, let's not forget a 2019 Game Informer interview where Boon said he'd had "conversations" with Marvel but "probably shouldn't talk about it."

Only last year, Boon sent tongues wagging when he shared a tweet reminding us that Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn has worked on both Marvel and DC movies. The fact Boon put a thinking face immediately sent the Twitterverse into overdrive. Even if it's all just wild speculation for now, the idea of seeing Green Arrow and Hawkeye drawing back their bows, Superman taking on the Eternals' Ikaris, and  Moon Knight battling Batman would have us throwing our money NetherRealm's way. 


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