As Space Jam 2 and the lesser Lego Movies have let us know, Warner Bros Entertainment Inc loves rubbing the popular IP they own in our faces. So when Nickelodeon managed to get attention by working with a a much smaller yet beloved set of characters, WB apparently got jealous.
yâ€™all thought I was lying, huh?
Warner Bros Multiversus
Character select screen. There seem to be levels and fighter type icons
-Batman / Harley Quinn
-Superman / WW
-Rick & Morty
-Tom & Jerry
-New Char (top left) pic.twitter.com/laYwgn4kiv
— hungrybox (@LiquidHbox) October 27, 2021
Thanks to Twitter user and professional Smash player hungrybox, now circulating online is what appears to be an image from Multiversus, a Smash Bros type game starring characters owned by WB. The image was accompanied by a video, which has since been taken down by WB themselves — thanks, guys, we weren’t certain about its authenticity until that point!
Pictured onscreen are the following selectable fighters:
Unknown original furry character
Tom & Jerry
Since we know very little right now the best thing we can do is speculate on who else could be in this thing.
THE ODDS ARE VERY GOOD FOR:
WB looooooooves to point out that they own all non-book rights to Harry Potter, even now when his creator is a PR nightmare. Assuming HP’s video game rights aren’t tied up with someone else, the Boy Wizard will show up.
We’re assuming one specific Gremlin like Stripe or Mohawk will be controllable, with Gizmo being a possible second character.
Beetlejuice has been showing up a lot lately in these multiversal WB projects, from Ready Player One to a recent Teen Titans Go episode.
We’ve also pointed out that WB seems very invested in bringing Steve Urkel back into popular culture, this time as an animated character (again voiced by Jaleel White). He’s starring in his own holiday special in a few weeks. It’s not inconceivable he’d appear here too.
THE IRON GIANT
The Iron Giant has been showing up even more often than these other guys have, and it’s ALWAYS for a confrontational role. Complaints that he’s actually a pacifist will once again be ignored.
WE HAVE A FIFTY-FIFTY CHANCE FOR:
Don’t think that WB won’t dip into the more mature side of their library if they think they can get away with it. Chucky’s usual act would probably be toned down here, though. No blood and no F-bombs.
This one would be a lot of fun, and would guarantee a purchase from us. “I don’t wanna hurt ya, Shaggy, I just wanna bash your brains in.”
DROOGS FROM CLOCKWORK ORANGE
If they put them in Space Jam 2, they might put them here as well — don’t put it past them. The odds are also not zero that they will slip in someone from Game of Thrones, so….
CERSEI AND JAIME LANNISTER AS ONE CONTROLLABLE CHARACTER
Hello M rating!