There remains no official announcement for an expected follow-up to Mortal Kombat X or Injustice 2, but a disgruntled Mexican voice actor may have given the most public acknowledgement of something in the pipeline from Warner Bros.
In a story picked up by Gameinformer; Lalo Garza took to Twitter last week to voice displeasure over a disagreement with Spanish localization company Pink Noise Studios.
The company removed the actor, who voiced Kung Lao and Reptile for the Spanish language market, following an alleged professional dispute. Translated to English, Garza's original tweet laments: 'How sad that a company that wanted a lot ends up making decisions that affect both [myself and] you, the consumers. Goodbye Kung Lao and Reptile.' Despite using the "MortalKombatXI" hashtag, he later clarified that he does not know if the new project was a direct sequel to Mortal Kombat X.
Pues finalmente confirmo que los “profesionales” de @PINKNOISEloc decidieron quitarme mis personajes de #MortalKombatXI. Que triste que una empresa que quise mucho termine tomando decisiones que los afectan tanto a ustedes, los consumidores. Adiós Kung Lao y Reptile.— Lalo Garza (@LaloGarx) November 15, 2018
Amigos, desconozco si es MKXI, MK10.5, MKXYZ o qué sea; el punto es que para el material nuevo ya no fui convocado, pero no pasa nada, en esta carrera he aprendido que los personajes llegan y se van así. Gracias por sus mensajes, yo sigo trabajando en lo que amo. El doblaje.— Lalo Garza (@LaloGarx) November 15, 2018
Though firmly in the category of rumor, this wouldn't be the first time a voice actor has accidentally confirmed an upcoming project. In 2014, the voice of Kitana, Karen Strassman, inadvertently offered the first concrete evidence of Mortal Kombat X in an update to her online resume. The game was officially announced just over a month later, in early June.
Garza's extensive credits include localized voices of Krillin in Dragon Ball Z and Donatello of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. He defended speaking openly about the project and grievance, citing a lack of contractual confidentiality. MK Online has contacted Pink Noise Studios for comment.
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