Injustice: Gods Among Us was a 2013 fighting video game in which DC Comics characters engage in violent duels in the vein of Mortal Kombat, but still less violent than a Zack Snyder Superman movie. The sequel, Injustice 2, is set to come out next year, and NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon is looking for ways to improve on the original.
One idea… one potentially very, very bad idea…
You wanna see Watchmen characters in Injustice 2 ?
— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 22, 2016
Clearly, the approximately 14,841.44 people who voted “Yes” must not know that they, along with Ed Boon, are provoking the wrath of legendary comics creator and actual wizard, Alan Moore. Moore, who notoriously despises adaptations of or additions to his classic works, and is on terrible terms with DC and parent company Warner Bros, has already been egregiously offended by such stunts as Before Watchmen, the unnecessary cash-grab prequel to Moore and Dave Gibbons‘ seminal work (not to be confused with Neonomicon, Moore’s fish-semenal work). To make matters worse, DC actually released a Watchmen branded toaster and other kitchen appliances, just to screw with Moore, because there’s no logical reason for anyone to need something like that. Moore wasn’t a fan of Zack Snyder’s Watchmen movie, either. Earlier this year, DC published a Watchmen coloring book, just rubbing salt in the wound. So he’s most certainly not going to be a fan of Watchmen characters coming to Injustice 2, and he’s surely had just about all of this he can take by now.
But with 74% of voters asking for the characters (traitors!), and DC liking money and having no regard for how Alan Moore feels about any of this, it looks like Watchmen in Injustice 2 may be a pretty good bet.
Another good bet is Alan Moore is gonna have his revenge for all of this one day. Never miss with a wizard…
UPDATE: There’s not really an update, we just had a typo in the headline for two seconds that Twitter picked up immediately, so we had to delete the tweet, and then convince our Twitter robot to post it again. We’re such a Rich Johnston! To make up for that, here’s a tweet we found funny: