To any Mortal Kombat and possible Invincible fans: There may be spoilers for the Amazon Prime show Omni-man in this article. Here is your warning if you have not seen the show and would like to avoid spoilers.
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman may be well known, but he has delved into the superhero scene with his Invincible series. It has been a success for the streaming service, adapting the Invincible comic book series. It is easy to see why it has been so successful; the story of Omni-Man has been written in an incredibly entertaining manner.
The Omni-Man character in the TV series Invincible is essentially the TV series' version of Superman. The Omni-Man is the fastest and strongest being on Earth, can fly, and appears to be the most powerful. As soon as the first episode aired, it became apparent that Omni-Man was a far cry from Superman. His brutal murders of other superheroes are an essential mystery of the series at first.
According to some, this makes him an excellent addition to Mortal Kombat 11.
How does Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon feel about this sentiment?
Omni-Man does not hold back and reminds me of Superman from Injustice. A fan shared Omni-Man art with Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon in a recent tweet. The picture had the logo for Mortal Kombat 11 and said, "Golden opportunity!"
In my opinion, Ed Boon did not seem to have considered the tweet when reacting to it, but some disagree with me. He responded, "That could've worked!". This is not saying the idea will work in the future, only that the art would have been good enough to be included in the game or that the concept was intriguing.
No doubt Omni-Man's shocking brutality makes him a perfect fit for Mortal Kombat 11's cast, and Ed Boon, the game's director, appears to agree. The team at NetherRealm seems to be done with new Mortal Kombat DLC characters. Fans of Invincible shouldn't have high hopes of Omni-Man making an appearance in Mortal Kombat 11.
Where can Omni-Man rest his head?
Omni-Man could appear in Mortal Kombat 12, if he is ever added to the Mortal Kombat roster at all. It does not seem like he fits the theme of Mortal Kombat fighters. He may be able to be added, but I highly doubt it.
It has been mentioned that he may appear in NetherRealm's Injustice series. The graphic nature of the show would not be suitable for a game. Considering Omni-Man's tweet from earlier, the T for Teen rating for Injustice does not align well with Omni-Man's character.
There is speculation that NetherRealm may launch a new version of Mortal Kombat 12 or Injustice 3. However, rumors state that NetherRealm is working on a project with Marvel. Leaks suggest NetherRealm is working on a Marvel fighting game, although it hasn't been officially confirmed. In the past, Boon has teased that NetherRealm and Marvel engaged in some discussion, so these rumors may prove true. In the meantime, we'll have to wait to find out about the game, but it doesn't seem that Omni-Man will be involved.