Although their exact release date or order is not yet known, Mortal Kombat 11 fans know that Nightwolf, Sindel, and Spawn are all coming to the gory fighting game. Nightwolf and Sindel have thus far received the most attention, with series co-creator Ed Boon recently revealing the first footage of Nightwolf, but that's not to say Spawn has been all but forgotten. In fact, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane recently discussed the inclusion of Spawn in MK11, revealing just a little bit of info for Hellspawn-hungry fans.
Speaking to IGN in an interview at the San Diego Comic Con 2019, the first bit of information Todd McFarlane revealed was the condition for including Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11. McFarlane stated that he wants those who wouldn't know Spawn but love Mortal Kombat to play Spawn and have a serious love for the character. In other words, he wants Spawn to impress MK fans and not Spawn fans, as many of the latter would likely love him by default.
Talking about the high amounts of gore that Mortal Kombat is known for, McFarlane also told MK11 developer NetherRealm Studios that his only comment on the matter would be that they "didn't get crazy enough" with anything they did with Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11. NetherRealm Studios also did a good job of communicating with McFarlane concerning Spawn, revealing his in-game dialogue, his design, his abilities, and some of his kills to McFarlane.
McFarlane seemed impressed with much of what NetherRealm showed him, especially when he couldn't remember some of it himself and joking referred to some of the developers as a "bunch of Spawn geeks." This is because some of Spawn's abilities are pulled directly from comics which McFarlane wrote but had since forgotten about. So, it seems as if the Mortal Kombat 11 developer has managed to win the Spawn creator over, who ended the interview with the promise that "there was gonna be a lot more red than [Spawn's] cape."
Of course, we will simply have to wait for NetherRealm to showcase more for the character, which should come in due time, as Spawn takes his seat alongside the other confirmed Mortal Kombat 11 DLC characters.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version in development.