Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon teases an MK character for MultiVersus

Classic Ed Boon troll, or is it something more?

Key art from Mortal Kombat 11 Showing Scorpion

Image via NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat video game series creator Ed Boon has responded to a fan question about adding a Mortal Kombat character in MultiVersus. In a recent Q&A session on Twitter, user damontae99 asked Boon about the possibility of Mortal Kombat fighter showing up in MultiVersus, and Boon had a cheeky response to it, “[t]hat would be dangerous for me to answer.”

Ed Boon has been known for giving fans false hints, so it’s always a good measure to take whatever Boon shares on Twitter with a grain of salt, even when it seems plausible. However, Eagle-eyed fans have datamined MultiVersus and discovered files for Scorpion and Sub-Zero — the two ninja mascots from the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Related: All leaked and datamined characters coming to MultiVersus

Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealms Studio is owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures produced and distributed the 2021 live-action Mortal Kombat film. The film launched on the same day on HBO Max, the Warner Bros.-owned streaming service.

It is not easy to decipher whether Boon’s Twitter reply is sincere. Warner Bros. Media and Player First Games studio have not officially announced anything about a Mortal Kombat character making it into MultiVersus. Nonetheless, there’s enough evidence that hints Mortal Kombat fighters will be making it in MultiVersus. We suspect that Scorpion and Sub-Zero will arrive in the game to cross-promote a new Mortal Kombat project, either a new game or the sequel to the live-action film.

MultiVersus is a cross-over fighting game starring the most popular characters owned by Warner Bros. media. The title is one of the best fighting games with crossplay, and new characters like Rick SanchezMorty Smith, and Gizmo have been added to the game. Mortal Kombat is a fighting game series known for featuring excess gore and its endearing set of characters. The most recent title of Mortal Kombat is Mortal Kombat 11, which was released in April 2019.