Mortal Kombat 11 creative director Ed Boon wants to seen a live-action Injustice: Gods Among Us film.
One of the most legendary figures in video games, Ed Boon is responsible for creating and shaping several hit franchises, including Mortal Kombat and Injustice. Mortal Kombat is one of the most storied video games and has been around for almost three decades, highlighting just how precise and relevant Boon’s touch is. In 2013, Boon and his team at NetherRealm Studios introduced fans to Injustice: Gods Among Us, an original fighting game based on characters from the DC universe.
Injustice was well received for its intuitive fighting mechanics and original story, which was lauded by DC fans for being both original and engaging. The first Injustice game followed Superman becoming an egomaniacal tyrant after Joker tricked him into killing Lois Lane. Heartbroken, Superman reigns as a tyrant fueled by anger. Batman then takes it upon himself to recruit a team of members to help bring Superman to justice. It’s quite an engaging story and even the creative director is so proud of it that he tweeted out saying he would love to see an Injustice feature film.
…..at the same time I think INJUSTICE would make for a great feature film. pic.twitter.com/fqOQsSEtTF
— Ed Boon (@noobde) April 5, 2020
Seeing as the DC Extended Universe has embraced stories that are more character-focused and are not particularly interested in upholding continuity, an Injustice film could be quite exciting. With the right team and a sensible budget, Injustice could easily become a bonafide hit for DC and would finally allow audience to see a modern villainous Superman.
While Ed Boon may be hopeful for an Injustice film, a Mortal Kombat film is set to hit theatres next year and could potentially pave the way for more of Ed Boon’s projects to get the live-action treatment.
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The Mortal Kombat franchise launched with the first video game in 1992 and has since expanded to include several sequels. Plot details for the new Mortal Kombat film are currently unknown, though the video games center on a roster of characters from different realm who fight for supremacy.
The video game was first adapted into a Mortal Kombat feature film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film earned a worldwide total of $122 million and is widely regarded as one of the better adaptations of a video game.
Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Sisi Stringer Mileena, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, and Lewis Tan in an undisclosed role.
Mortal Kombat is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 15, 2021.
Source: Ed Boon