NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon has tweeted out a picture from the upcoming Fighter Pack 3 reveal trailer that will be unveiled during the ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship Finals this Friday, at 10:00 PM ET, live on TBS. In the tweet, Boon asks, “Who beat up Black Manta?” showing the fallen enemy of Atlantis sprawled on the floor, with a busted, leaking oil barrel in plain sight. We can also see what appears to be the hand of an also-defeated Raiden and a lone, smoking, cigarette — the calling card of Hellboy, as seen when he appeared from the shadows in the Fighter Pack 2 trailer.
While it could be difficult to hazard a correct guess based off of these clues, since all three members of Fighter Pack 1 were shown being bested by their debuting DLC counterparts in the FP2 trailer, perhaps the cigarette and potentially burning oil can point towards John Constantine: the, arcane London-based Hellblazer, who specializes in matters of the occult as a working class detective? The character is extremely popular, with him playing a pivotal role in the Injustice: Gods Among Us comics, and being slated to appear in The CW’s Legends Of Tomorrow series alongside the already-revealed Atom. Already being seen in both Doctor Fate and Raiden’s Battle Simulator endings, he could easily scratch the itch of former Zatanna mains (like myself), who are yearning for a replacement character.
The flaming inferno could also be for a fourth guest character in the form of Image Comic’s Spawn, another popular guest NRS fans have been asking for in one of their fighting titles for quite some time now; he’s already seen fighting game action as a guest in Namco’s Soul Calibur II back in 2002. You can see the tweet below:
Who beat up Black Manta?
— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 8, 2017
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