While it’s hard to know exactly who started the “fighting game crossover” idea, though it was likely Nintendo or Capcom, given their track records with the concept, everyone jumped on to do it once it was made possible. Fast forward to now, and despite Mortal Kombat 1 already being a hyped game through its main roster full of familiar yet reimagined characters, many are already looking to the DLC fighters we’ll get soon enough. Why? Because NetherRealm Studios has gone all out with those characters in the past, and one rumor seems to have been confirmed via Homelander of The Boys.
The irony was that this “reveal” was done within a reveal for something else entirely. You might have seen yesterday a message from “Vought International” about some characters from The Boys showing up in Call of Duty. On the official Tik Tok video of that message, if you scroll down, the “Creator” for the Tik Tok account replied to a message about the characters also showing up in Mortal Kombat 1.
Their reply? “MK Confirmed.”
There’s plenty to make of that, including that this person arguably wasn’t supposed to say that. Plus, despite this “reveal” coming early, the message is still up there for you to view, so perhaps the higher-ups at WBD haven’t seen what was said yet.
As for how this connects to Homelander, he was part of a “leak” that said he, Omni-Man, and Peacemaker would each make their way into the new NetherRealm Studios title. So if this “Konfirmation” holds, then it’s very likely that the other two will also show up.
As for what makes Homelander so perfect for the game, it’s because he’s a literal self-centered psychopath who isn’t afraid to kill anyone on a whim.
In the comics/show, he’s known for lashing out at just about anyone at the drop of a hat and making them suffer simply because he likes it. In the live-action adaptation, he’s played by Anthony Starr, who delivers such a performance as him that many felt he should be nominated for an Emmy.
Plus, he’s basically a corrupted version of Superman, which would play to NetherRealm’s strengths as they’ve worked with that character many times over, but have had to “hold him back” on some occasions. You wouldn’t need to hold this particular character back ever.
Until he’s officially shown in the game, we should take this with a grain of salt. But it is something to get excited about.