NetherRealm Studios are back in the world of DC Comics, hard at work developing superhero sequel: Injustice 2. If you're thinking the 2017 fighting game may be the first step towards another crossover with Mortal Kombat -- think again!

Ed Boon shot down the chances of a future sequel to Mortal Kombat versus DC Universe, describing it via Twitter as "Not likely". The remark was a reply to a fan, who included an image featuring series icons Batman and Scorpion.

Boon notably shot down plans for a sequel back in 2012 [full story], telling an interviewer: "... we loved how our last Mortal Kombat game was strictly Mortal Kombat." He further elaborated, "With Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, there's two pretty different audiences; one which wants to see violence and blood, and there's another that wants to see grand superhero moments."

Although the MK/DC crossover has pretty much been persona non grata since the collapse of Midway Entertainment, it holds an important place in the Mortal Kombat gaming canon.

Released this time in 2008; [MKvsDC] was the first time MK game development had the heavy involvement of present owners: Warner Brothers. It also pioneered the basic format of Mortal Kombat X and Injustice: Gods Among Us, restoring the fight to a restricted 2D plane after years of 3D motion. It was also the first time NetherRealm introduced a chapter based Story Mode featuring prominent voice acting talent and cinematic interstitials.

Despite it's role in evolving Kombat; the 2008 crossover struggled to impress with its limited character line-up, and minimal content. Plans for the game's first foray into DLC were aborted as the game struggled under the conditions of Midway's impending collapse. It was also ultimately doomed to be unfavorably compared to pioneering rival series Marvel vs Capcom -- rumored to be heading to a fourth instalment in 2017.

Of course, while there may be no plan for another dedicated video game sequel -- the Mortal Kombat and DC Universe properties have and will continue to crossover.

Scorpion featured prominently in Injustice: Gods Among Us post-release support, appearing as the highest selling downloadable character. A follow-up was alluded to by Boon, who has since asked followers to pick their favourite Kombat Guest from four options. MK Online recently ranked our Top 10 Kombat Guests.

[Related Article: Editorial: The MKvsDC Crossover Nobody Sees Coming]

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