Rumors of the Kombat Pack early-on suggested we would see Ash Williams from the Evil Dead franchise. The chainsaw sound at the end of the original teaser futher suggested it. However, with today’s Kombat Pack reveal, we are instead getting The Joker leaving some fans confused.
Sure enough, fans over at Test your Might found an in-game reference on the Kombat Pack today that obviously wasn’t updated. It shows Ash Williams as coming in the future.
We’re not sure what happened here but you can bet it was some sort of licensing agreement issue and so NetherRealm likely had to resort to a license they already had which resulted in Joker (already part of the Injustice series). Hopefully we’ll soon hear how this fell through. We’re certainly disappointed by the news!