Either he’s an unbearable tease or he’s an S-tier troll, however one of the Ed Boon’s newest tweets is including gasoline to the fireplace that NetherRealm is engaged on a Marvel preventing sport. An insider claimed final week, together with fairly a bit of evidence gathered over the past few years, that NetherRealm is developing a Marvel fighting game. Part of that proof is a few curiously worded tweets from Boon that debate Marvel in fascinating methods. Ed Boon has both seen how folks analyze his tweets and is taking part in alongside, or he’s genuinely teasing a partnership with Marvel. Or he’s only a fan of James Gunn and we’re all studying into this manner too deep.

In a quote tweet to director James Gunn confirming a date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Boon notes that Gunn has labored on each DC and Marvel motion pictures, saying that it’s “impressive,” together with the pondering face emoji.

Now is Boon simply noting that its fascinating {that a} director has labored on movies for competing franchises, or is he casually referencing himself, who has labored on DC preventing video games and is now reportedly engaged on a Marvel preventing sport? Will we quickly be quote tweeting Boon with “Wow. Ed Boon has managed to work on DC and MARVEL games. That’s impressive”?

With the rumors formalizing not too long ago in regards to the NetherRealm Marvel preventing sport, Boon might merely be trolling followers with tweets he expects them to overanalyze. After all, it is a very informal and harmless tweet with completely no affirmation or teases about NetherRealm itself. Boon might simply be an enormous fan of James Gunn and his work throughout comedian franchises. Or it could possibly be a not-so-subtle affirmation that Boon and the workforce at NetherRealm will quickly be part of the pantheon of individuals who have labored on each Marvel and DC properties. Or it could possibly be all three: An intentional troll from a fan of James Gunn that’s teasing what is going to ultimately be revealed to be the NetherRealm Marvel preventing sport.

NetherRealm is owned by DC proprietor Warner Bros., nonetheless, that wouldn’t essentially cease Marvel from partnering with one of the premiere preventing sport builders to make a Marvel preventing sport. Disney and Marvel have been licensing out development on Marvel games to assorted publishers and builders for a broad selection of experiences fairly than placing all their eggs in a single basket. If Marvel desires an amazing preventing sport, it could make sense that conversations between NetherRealm and the franchise proprietor would happen.

Either approach, that is nonetheless firmly in rumor territory for now. Boon’s tweet isn’t affirmation, and will the truth is simply be an infinite pink herring. The studio normally launches a brand new sport after two years, nonetheless, and with Mortal Kombat 11 popping out again in 2019, we’re due for one more NetherRealm title quickly. Whether or not that’s this rumored Marvel undertaking is anybody’s guess.