Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11 will not look like the one on header image but they will sound the same. Keith David's voice was iconic in the animated series from the '90s and NetherRealm Studios decided to wake up the fans' nostalgia.
Keith David will lend his voice to Spawn once again, after the iconic outing in late '90s where Al Simmons came to our TVs as an animated series. Unfortunately, there is no talk of another series featuring the Spawn for mature audiences at the moment but we will get a bit of fan service from NetherRealm Studios.
Mortal Kombat 11 DLC characters were leaked in a bundle recently but Spawn was leaked much earlier. The talk about the antihero appearing in MK 11 began in April 2019 when a bit of code was exposed and hinted at Shaggy and Spawn's appearances.
The first one was a meme at the time and NetherRealm explicitly said the Scooby-Doo goofball would not appear but they never denied Spawn's existence and his debut is imminent.
Considering that Spawn animated series is 22 years old and was made for mature audiences, there is a decent chance many of today's gamers don't know why Keith David is such a big deal here.
While not as successful as Batman, there is a proper comparison that can be made. In a nutshell, Kevin Conroy is universally accepted as the voice of Batman, just like Mark Hammill is for the Joker.
The same goes for Keith David as Spawn, who didn't really waste his words on every opportunity he got but the rarified lines David spoke resonated with the audience to properly paint the fear Spawn instilled in his enemies. Don't just take our word for it though, you can check some scenes on YouTube and see for yourself.
As for the Mortal Kombat cast, it's hard to imagine Spawn scaring them during intros but the iconic voice should still provide some amusing exchanges.