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Ed Boon Wanted John Wick To Join Mortal Kombat 11 As DLC

Keanu Reeves is slowly becoming a major part of the video game industry and there are some major players who want to see him in even more games, as Ed Boon wanted both John Wick and Neo from The Matrix as DLC characters in Mortal Kombat 11

The Mortal Kombat franchise is no stranger to crossovers with characters from comic books, movie and TV show franchises. Mortal Kombat X had a Xenomorph from the Aliens franchise and Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, while Mortal Kombat 11 has included the Terminator and will be adding the Joker and Spawn in 2020.

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Ed Boon is the co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series and he is the Director of Mortal Kombat 11. Boon was interviewed by Meu PS4 in Brazil and was asked about the characters that he had wanted to add to the game as DLC during the early stages of development. According to Game RantBoon chose three characters that he would have liked to see added to Mortal Kombat 11 - Street Fighter representative, John Wick, and Neo from The Matrix. 

John Wick and Neo have already appeared in several video games based on their own movie franchises, but it would have been incredible to see them added to Mortal Kombat 11. The John Wick and Matrix movies certainly had their fair share of violence and could have fit into Mortal Kombat without too much tonal whiplash, but the main issue is that many gamers would have been forced to inflict violent deaths upon Keanu Reeves and there are some lines you just don't cross.

The prospect of a Street Fighter character appearing in Mortal Kombat is also intriguing, but it's unlikely that Capcom would be interested in such a crossover, due to the extreme levels of violence that would be involved with one of its iconic characters. A Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat crossover is more likely to take place within a Capcom game or by proxy if a Mortal Kombat character was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC, as Ryu and Ken are already in the game.

Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game will also be coming to Google Stadia when it launches in November.

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Source: Game Rant

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