Spawn creator Todd McFarlane believes the character is 'on his way' to Mortal Kombat 11

Is the Hellspawn finally joining the gory world of Mortal Kombat?

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • December 13, 2018 at 8:02 a.m. PST

Spawn could be coming to Mortal Kombat 11. This is not a drill, folks!

The character's creator, Todd McFarlane, held an AMA yesterday over on Reddit in order to field questions about the Venom movie — he also provided proof on Twitter that it was actually him participating in the Ask Me Anything. Spider-Man's symbiote-covered antagonist saw his own feature film earlier this year, and fans will be able to purchase it on Blu Ray and DVD on December 18th.

Though this AMA was Venom-centric, that did not stop redditors from asking Todd about his other creations — specifically Spawn. With Mortal Kombat 11 now officially announced, the question was inevitable.

"Will you please let Spawn be in Mortal Kombat 11?" one Reddit user asked McFarlane. "I believe he's on his way..." was Todd's response.

Naturally, this answer has people going crazy over the possibility of Spawn finally joining the Mortal Kombat universe. As far as fan requests for guest characters in NetherRealm Studios' brutal fighting franchise go, Spawn is a name we've seen brought up more than anyone else in every recent iteration of the game that's been released.

It's hard to believe that McFarlane would so casually drop a major announcement like Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11 on Reddit, and it is possible that he was merely having a little fun with the question. Still, it's certainly interesting to see McFarlane field the question at all.

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In an interview with GamerFitnation back in February 2015, McFarlane noted that NetherRealm Studios was given permission to use Spawn in their games.

"They have access to be able to use the character [Spawn] in a couple of their games, if they want to," said McFarlane back in 2015. "It's up to their discretion. I gave them a window of time, and so I'll just leave it to them to be able to do what it is that they want."

While that window likely closed since then, it does show that McFarlane is willing to let Spawn be a part of NRS' projects.

The following year, creative director at NetherRealm Studios, Ed Boon, opened up two Twitter polls asking fans to vote on which guest characters they'd like to see as DLC in Injustice 2. In the Mortal Kombat character poll, Sub-Zero netted the most votes, and on the non-MK character side of things, you guessed it, Spawn was the top placer.

It is also worth mentioning that a new Spawn movie is set for release sometime in 2019, and with Mortal Kombat 11 launching on April 23rd next year, the planets might finally align for fans who want Spawn in the game.

The existence of a Kombat Pack has already been confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11, and a potential leak from GameStop's Italian website claims that six DLC characters will be included in it. Will one of those fighters be Spawn?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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