Warner Bros. rejected an animated pitch based on the Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe game.
Jeremy Adams, a prominent writer for both the Mortal Kombat and DC animated franchises, once pitched a crossover movie between these two iconic universes to Warner Bros. Animation. Despite his extensive work in both realms, the idea was ultimately rejected, leaving fans with a sense of curiosity and disappointment.
In an interview with Comicbook.com, Adams explains, “I would lower your expectations. I don’t know if they have any plans to do more. I do know that we pitched that a while ago, but it was kind of rebuffed.”
He adds, “Well, I think at the end of the day, I don’t know if they’re ever going to do any more. I hope they do, and I hope they call me to be involved. That would be great because I really love it. But I don’t know. I don’t know. I think it would be really cool though. Trust me, I would love to see a DC Mortal Kombat. That would be super, super cool.”
The notion of a Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe crossover is not entirely unprecedented, as it was explored in a 2008 video game. While the game may not have fully embraced the extreme violence traditionally associated with Mortal Kombat, it did bring together an intriguing mix of characters from both universes, including the likes of Superman, Batman, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, and more.
While it’s disappointing to hear that the animated crossover pitch was rejected, fans can still enjoy character interactions between these two worlds through video games and other media. The worlds of Mortal Kombat and DC Comics are beloved by many, and the possibility of them coming together in an animated movie remains an enticing prospect for fans.