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Injustice 2: Ed Boon Teases Black Manta

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  • Posted on 11th Nov, 2022 18:40 PM

NetherRealm Studios' creative director Ed Boon teases the addition of Aquaman's nemesis Black Manta as a forthcoming DLC character for the fighting game Injustice 2.

p>Not too long ago, NetherRealm Studios' creative director Ed Boon revealed that Injustice 2 owners will be able to play as Sub-Zero starting this week in July, which understandably excited fans of the fighting game. Of course, the Mortal Kombat character's addition to the DC Comics-inspired brawler also caused folks to wonder which heroes and villains will be a part of the next batch of DLC for the title, which has led Boon to tease the inclusion of Black Manta.

As seen below in the video courtesy of DC Entertainment's YouTube channel, while discussing all of the ins and outs of Sub-Zero, Boon alluded to the possibility of Black Manta being one of the next fighters to come to Injustice 2 by way of an expansion pack. Around the two minute mark, the NetherRealm Studios creative director made mention of the fact that one of the silhouettes for the characters seen in the shadowy teases that was shared after the reveal of the game's first Fighter Pack looked unmistakably like the amphibious archenemy of Aquaman.

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Although Boon says that "there's a chance" for Black Manta to arrive as a part of Injustice 2's DLC, it's important to note that while the NetherRealm creative director has used character silhouettes to tease certain fighters before, some have ended up being completely different characters altogether. For instance, when Baraka was teased as an addition to Mortal Kombat X by way of his shadow, the arm blade-wielding warrior was then shown for a few brief moments in a Kombat Pack trailer to only be used as a host for Alien's Xenomorph, with the creature bursting out of Baraka's chest.

All things considered, it seems highly likely that Black Manta is on his way to Injustice 2's roster, but there's always the chance of Ed Boon and his team at NetherRealm Studios throwing a curve ball, as the silhouette could possibly belong to a shapeshifter like Plastic Man doing his own cosplay of the character. Nevertheless, we will likely learn more about which heroes and villains will officially be making their way into Injustice 2 in the coming days and weeks.

Injustice 2 is out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Source: DC Entertainment – YouTube

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