Throughout the history of film and animation, we have witnessed countless projects that, for one reason or another, never came to fruition. One of these proposals that has recently become known is that of an animated film based on the game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. This news has left more than one fan heartbroken and wondering what could have been?
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The animated legacy of the franchise Mortal Kombat it’s undeniable. With notable projects such as Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind and Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, the saga has demonstrated its potential in the animated field. The mastermind behind these installments is Jeremy Adams, a talented screenwriter who has also demonstrated his skill in animated films of the DC Universe, stories like Batman: Soul of the Dragon and Justice League: Warworld.
It was in a recent interview with ComicBook.com where the intriguing possibility of an animated crossover between these two iconic universes arose. Fans of the game and both franchises have been waiting for something like this for years, especially since the release of Scorpion’s Revenge. However, when asking Adams about this exciting idea, the answer was one that no one expected: the project had already been presented to Warner Bros. but was rejected. The surprise was evident, even leading the interviewer to jokingly ask if Warner Bros. “hates money.”
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Adams himself expressed his desire and enthusiasm for the idea of a DC vs. Mortal Kombat animated, stating that it would be something cool to see. But unfortunately, he has no information on whether it will ever come true or not:
Well, I guess at the end of the day I don’t know if they’ll ever do anything else. I hope they do it and I hope they call me to participate. It would be great because I really love it. But I do not know. I don’t know. I think it would be really cool though. Believe me, I would love to see a DC Mortal Kombat. That would be great, great.
The video game that unites the two universes
For those less knowledgeable about video game history, you may be wondering: Why would a showdown between Mortal Kombat and DC characters be exciting? The answer lies in the video game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, which was released in 2008 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. This game featured a less violent version of the traditional Mortal Kombat, so it did not include the famous and bloody “Fatalities” for which the saga is known. However, what it offered was a friction between iconic characters such as Superman, Batman, Joker, Sub-Zero, Scorpion and Raiden. Despite the limitations in terms of violence, the game was praised for the unique combination of characters and the integration of two very different universes.
Although Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe never had an official sequel, the concept of the crossover between these two worlds has persisted in the memory of players. This is evident with the Injustice series of games, which has included Mortal Kombat characters such as Scorpion, Raiden, and Sub-Zero as DLC fighters.
Despite the disappointment that Warner Bros. rejects the proposal, it is clear that the idea of a crossover between Mortal Kombat and the DC Universe is still alive in the minds of the fans and creatives behind these franchises. We can only wait and see if, in the future, we are given the opportunity to see this epic battle on the big or small screen. Until then, we can only dream about what could have been a perfect combination of action, adventure and epic battles between our favorite characters.
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