Warner Bros. has reportedly rejected a pitch for an animated Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe crossover movie. This is disappointing news for fans of both franchises, who have been clamoring for a crossover for years.
Warner Bros. Rejects Animated Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Crossover
The original Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe video game was released in 2008 and was a critical and commercial success. The game featured iconic characters from both franchises, such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Batman, and Superman, battling it out in a brutal and bloody tournament.
It’s unclear why Warner Bros. rejected the pitch for an animated crossover movie. Some possible reasons include:
- The two franchises are tonally very different. Mortal Kombat is known for its extreme violence and gore, while DC Universe is more family-friendly.
- Warner Bros. may be hesitant to associate the DC brand with the violence of Mortal Kombat.
- Warner Bros. may have other plans for both franchises in the future, and a crossover movie may not fit into those plans.
Whatever the reason, the rejection of the animated crossover movie is a blow to fans of both Mortal Kombat and DC Universe. It remains to be seen if Warner Bros. will ever change their mind and allow for a crossover to happen.
Here are some additional thoughts on the topic:
- It’s worth noting that the original Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe video game was able to successfully balance the two franchises’ different tones. The game was still plenty violent and bloody, but it also had a sense of humor and didn’t take itself too seriously.
- There are many ways to do a crossover movie without resorting to extreme violence. The filmmakers could focus on the characters’ interactions and relationships, and explore how they would react to each other’s worlds.
- Warner Bros. could also release a crossover movie that is aimed at a more mature audience. This would allow the filmmakers to fully embrace the violence and gore of Mortal Kombat, while still staying true to the DC Universe characters.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to make a Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe crossover movie is up to Warner Bros. It’s a shame that the pitch for an animated movie was rejected, but there’s still hope that a crossover could happen in the future.