Omni-Man is joining the playable characters in Mortal Kombat 1. Invincible producer Simon Racioppa, he reveals how excited he is in this interview.
Omni-Man will be the first playable character in Mortal Kombat’s Kombat Pack 1 and will be available as a standalone fighter or as part of the Mortal Kombat 1 Premium Edition. Other DLC characters set to come out as part of Kombat 1 are Quan Chi, Peacemaker, Ermac, Homelander, and Takeda.
The character’s release window was confirmed to be November 2023 during the New York Comic-Con reveal, but the Xbox Store’s listing for Mortal Kombat 1 has narrowed down the window. A message above the Kombat Pack button reads, “Purchase the Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack now and get ready for Omni-Man early release on 11/6.”
We spoke with Invincible Producer Simon Racioppa about the upcoming season 2 part 1, but we were sure to ask about Omni-Man joining Mortal Kombat 1. As expected, he is very excited about it.
Invincible Producer Comments On Omni-Man In Mortal Kombat
“Oh my god, it’s incredible. Are you kidding?” Simon exclaims. “That trailer they cut is phenomenal.” He goes on to explain that what the team behind Invincible tries to deliver for the fans, is to show that they love the source material, the comics, just as much as their audience does.
“So, you’re a big superhero fan, so are we. And we want to respect that,” he says. “It felt like that was the same relationship with another row roles and Netherworlds and the Mortal Kombat team, because they took so many moves from the show.”
Just looking at the reveal trailer for Omni-Man joining Mortal Kombat 1, it is clear that they took inspiration from the show. “He grabs him by the spine in one of the shots and it’s just like how Omni-Man kills Donald in the show.”
Simon says it looks great, as well. “Their Omni-Man is awesome, and the sound, and obviously JK Simmons came back to do the voice. So to me, it was a delight.”
Simon Racioppa wraps up his thoughts by saying, “Those guys did such a fantastic job. I’m so happy. I can’t wait to play it.”
About Invincible Season 2 Part 1
Based on the groundbreaking comic book by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, the story revolves around 18-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age—except his father is (or was) the most powerful superhero on the planet. Still reeling from Nolan’s betrayal in Season One, Mark struggles to rebuild his life as he faces a host of new threats, all while battling his greatest fear – that he might become his father without even knowing it.
Starring Steven Yeun, with Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Grey DeLisle, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, and J.K. Simmons. The executive producers are Kirkman, David Alpert, Catherine Winder, Simon Racioppa, Margaret M. Dean, Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, and the co-executive producers are Helen Leigh and Walker.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Critics Choice Association, Hollywood Critics Association, and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.