Did Keifer Sutherland Just Konfirm a New Mortal Kombat?
Hollywood actor Keifer Sutherland, Son of Donald, famous for such films as Young Guns and Young Guns II – and nothing else… I SAID NOTHING ELSE – let slip that production on a brand new Mortal Kombat game may be well underway.
Equipped with the stunning ability to convey pretend emotion better than you convey actual emotion, Keifer is no stranger to video game voice work, having already laid down his signature gruff vocals for 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War.
More recently, he’s taken over the role of Big Boss (aka Naked Snake, aka Punished Snake, aka Faintly Reminiscent of Snake Plisken Snake) in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In discussing his latest gaming gig with IGN, Keifer nonchalantly mentions his involvement in a new Mortal Kombat.
“I did Mortal Kombat, and that’s such a huge game, but it’s so not like [MGSV],” said the Son of Donald. The Mirrors star also said working on MK was a breeze compared to over a year of effort on The Phantom Pain (as well as its prelude Ground Zeroes).
Warner Bros. and NetherRealm were unavailable for comment – did you expect anything less? The general assumption was that NetherRealm would return to their brutally beautiful fighter given the positive reception 2010’s Mortal Kombat reboot garnered. Whether its next-gen, cross-gen, or even a direct followup – remember, the series is prone to more spin-off’s than fucking CSI – is up in the air.
What’s series co-creator, er, “ko-kreator” Ed Boon got to say on the matter?
I’m so glad I have friends who will Stand By Me.— Ed Boon (@noobde)February 22, 2014
That’s better than a konfirmation.