When expanding on the greater NetherRealm Studios portfolio, it is easy to identify that majority of the team’s work is Mortal Kombat. However, the firm under Warner Bros. used its resources to pool in two Injustice titles with the DC label. However, while fans await a new entry more than five years later, the firm has not outright abandoned the series.
Back in fall 2021, a new Warner Bros. Animation film titled ‘Injustice: God Among Us’ released. The movie was an adaptation of the work that the game was based off of. Around the same time, NetherRealm Studios went ahead to confirm that it was already working on its next title when finishing up on Mortal Kombat 11. It was suspected the time was ripe for Injustice 3, fans speculated.
But, of course, we now know the project to be Mortal Kombat 1 instead. Howbeit, amid the soon to launch reboot for the IP, creator Ed Boon when speaking to ComicBook.com pressed on DC fighting games. While not specifically Injustice, he expressed some hope to tackle a DC Vs. Marvel game somewhere down the road.
I mean, we did a number of games with DC characters. When you’re kids and you’re like, ‘Who would win in a fight, Mighty Mouse or Superman?’ Just these dumb different universe things. There’s part of us that still [has those] immature conversations. To me, Spider-Man and Batman would be the coolest thing in the world. So of course we’d love to do that. But it’s probably very difficult to jump that hurdle.
For obvious reason, to create such a game would be a licensing hell for the publisher to tackle alone. Just looking at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the final addition of Kingdom Hearts’ Sora came with many caveats to include the character whilst working to sever any connection to the Disney properties simultaneously. With Marvel under the shadow of Disney could bring many issues to make the game a reality.
As for the future of Mortal Kombat 1, it is shaping up to be the most ambitious yet with the coming Kombat Pass. In that, it features two Amazon characters – Homelander & Omni-Man of The Boys and Invincible respectively – to be part of the game’s post-launch. The game will also welcome John Cena’s Peacemaker to the game as well. You can read the full report by heading here.
What is your impression of NetherRealm Studios working on a DC Vs. Marvel game?