Ed Boon: “We Would Love to Make Like a Marvel Fighting Game”

Mortal Kombat 11’s director Ed Boon once had a discussion with Marvel about developing a fighting game and he loves the idea of a Marvel vs DC fighting game. This interesting tidbit is coming from a recent interview by GameInformer with the longtime director of Mortal Kombat series, Ed Boon.

When he was asked about the details of the discussions about Marvel vs DC fighting game, Boon said, “I probably shouldn’t talk about it.” The creator of Mortal Kombat then went on to say that the idea of working with Marvel excites him. He then talked about ideas and what kind of game they could make if the collaboration ever happens. “We would love to make like a Marvel fighting game or Marvel vs. DC I think would be the coolest,” he said.

Of course, don’t take this as a hint of Ed Boon developing a new Marvel or DC based fighting game yet. It might be in the talks or maybe way down in the list of projects that Marvel and NetherRealm Studios are working on.

There’s very little hope since Warner Bros. owned studio “TT Games” has worked on Marvel titles in the past including the LEGO Marvel series. It’s also very unlikely to happen since Warner Bros. and NetherRealm have worked closely with DC properties. It’s very hard to think that Marvel will ever give its IP  to a company that works with DC still, a collaboration between the thor giants isn’t completly out of the question, is it?

Ed Boon never mentioned when this conversation took place. It could be something years and years ago since Boon has been part of the gaming industry for a long time.

Despite the chances being very slim, it’s a cool idea to think that there’s going to be a Marvel fighting game or Marvel vs. DC video game directed by Boon.

Until then we have Mortal Kombat 11 to look out for. Later in the interview, Boon answered many queries related to the game in a series of rapid-fire questions. Below we have made a list of some answers that you need to know.

  • There’s going to be a total of 25 characters at launch
  • Total characters will be around 30, remaining to come as a part of DLC
  • No cross-play feature is planned yet
  • There are multiple endings in MK11
  • A script exists for a Mortal Kombat movie
  • The Nintendo Switch version of the game will run at 60 frames per second
  • No loot boxes ever in MK11
  • Boon is interested in making an online IP

Mortal Kombat 11 is scheduled to release on April 23 for Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.