This would probably mean doom for any chance of seeing Marvel against Capcom 4, if true
Last week, rumors began to circulate that the next fighting game on NetherRealm Studios will not be in the universe of DC Injustice, but rather one for the other giant comic book and entertainment superhero ̵
Now Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boone seems to be fanning the flames of this speculation about the potential for a Marvel x NetherRealm video game project.
“Come on. [James Gunn] has managed to work on DC and MARVEL films. This is impressive. Wrote “wrote Boon on Twitter in response to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, receiving its release date in 2023.
This is important because Gunn directed and wrote the screenplay “Suicide Squad” making him one of the few people on the planet who got the chance to work on huge projects for both Marvel and DC.
Go. @JamesGunn managed to work on DC and MARVEL movies. This is impressive. 🤔 https://t.co/A4Yk437MuM
– Ed Boone (@noobde) May 4, 2021
The way Boon’s message is written and the thinking emojis at the end can easily be interpreted as meaning that he can also join this club.
Rumors of the NetherRealm title were sparked by domestic maker / industry leader Daniel Richtman, who said the developer’s next game was already in production and would be a Marvel fighting game for next-generation consoles, according to Stealth Optional.
Given Mortal Kombat 11, released more than two years ago, NRS is almost certainly working on its next project, although the developer has generally been fairly quiet since the launch of Ultimate in November 2020.
Earlier, Boone said he had at least talked to Marvel about creating a fighting game, but “probably shouldn’t talk about it.”
“We would like to do it as a fighting game of Marvel or Marvel against DC,” Boone said in an interview with Game Informer in 2019. “I think it will be the coolest.”
The only major potential problem that NRS Marvel’s game may face is the fact that the studio is owned by Warner Bros., which also, of course, owns rights to DC Comics.
“We would like to do it as a fighting game of Marvel or Marvel against DC. I think it will be the coolest” – Ed Boone
It’s not clear how much Disney would like to play ball with one of their biggest competitors in the entertainment space, but deals like these occasionally come down.
After the bad initial and quick abandonment of Marvel against Capcom: Infinite, it would be logical for Disney to look for a developer with similar growth and proven experience in creating hits to work on its next potential fighting game.
NetherRealm’s ability to create expansive and impressive cinematic modes would also likely be one of their biggest selling points for Disney and Marvel.
However, if these rumors turn out to be true, the existence of the game NetherRealm x Marvel would probably mean doom for any future Marvel project against Capcom for years to come.
Although there have recently been some signs of a promise that both companies will reunite to launch MvC and Marvel Arcade 1Up cabinets, it is hard to imagine that products that are close to them will compete.
It is important to remember that these “leaks” are still only in the realm of rumors, so this information must be taken with a huge grain.
What’s more, Ed Boone is well known for trolling and messing with his fans online, so he can just have fun speculating or trying to make a fuss to make Marvel’s fighting game a reality. moment in the future.
The story of NetherRealm is steeped in rumors and hidden secrets dating back to the original Mortal Kombat and Midway days, so all this is certainly right on their alley.
For now, however, all we can really do is wait and see what the Boon team will prepare for us.