Guest characters are a fact of modern fighting games, and we may have learned the first candidate for a Mortal Kombat 11 crossover slot. Spawn creator, publisher, and soon-to-be movie director, Todd McFarlane, has told a Reddit AMA he believes his creation is "on his way" to the 2019 release.

The cross-section of fans of Mortal Kombat and Spawn seems fairly significant if forums and social media requests are to be believed, but nobody has been as keen to see the comic book anti-hero join a NetherRealm Studios fighting game as McFarlane himself!

The "Toddfather" expressed early interest in seeing his creation join the roster of the first Injustice. In 2015 he revealed a limited deal with Warner Brothers allowing Spawn to appear in Mortal Kombat X and another game, at their discretion.

Hellboy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were ultimately chosen to join Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero and Raiden in Injustice 2, but when Creative Director Ed Boon held a fan poll asking who they most wanted to see - the answer was overwhelmingly Spawn!

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