… Maybe. Meddling development schedules and copyright bureaucracy could stop it, I guess, but not if the internet meddles harder. And with more than 200,000 signatures at press time, the internet is meddling as hard as it can.
The show’s stoner icon started trending this week, with the “Ultra Instinct Shaggy” meme from 2017 somehow re-meming because who even knows how this stuff works. The meme reinvents Shaggy as Goku from Dragon Ball Super, so a Mortal Kombat character is its obvious next evolution. That’s a Dragon Ball thing, isn’t it? I dunno, but it sounded clever in my head.
And even Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has acknowledged that this is so crazy, it just might work.