The launch of MultiVersus, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s foray into the mascot-driven platform fighter genre, has been massive. Thousands of players have eagerly entered the beta battlefield to duke it out as their favorite WB heroes and villains, from Wonder Woman to Arya Stark and even Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. The diversity of the character roster shows that anyone and everyone under the WB banner might be playable down the line.
One of the most thrilling aspects of MultiVersus right now is discussing the possibilities for future content offerings. Warner Bros. controls a staggering library, including HBO, DC Comics, Cartoon Network, TBS, NetherRealm Studios, and Adult Swim. Considering who’s already in the game and who has already been announced, the possibilities seem to be endless. With LeBron James of Space Jam fame as our first added brawler, the floodgates are blown wide open.
We’ve previously broken down our tier list of all current combatants, but now we turn our attention to the horizon. With bright eyes and unsubdued dreams, let’s break down all the confirmed, rumored, and wanted Warner Bros. characters imaginably making their way to MultiVersus.
The following characters have been officially confirmed as coming to the game by the MultiVersus development team. Not all of these fighters have official release dates, but we know that they’ll hit the game in the near future.
Franchise: Rick and Morty
Release Date: TBD Season 1
The ever-uncomfortable Morty from the iconic animated series Rick and Morty will be one of the first characters added to the game following its official release. While we don’t have an exact release date for this yellow-shirted oddball, the team has announced that Morty will drop alongside the start of Season 1 sometime after Aug. 15, 2022.
Franchise: Rick and Morty
Release Date: TBD Season 1
Everyone’s favorite nihilistic, belching Rick Sanchez is another certified scientist in addition to the MultiVersus roster. Much like Morty, there isn’t a hard date for his addition to the game, but Player First Games has also confirmed Rick will drop during Season 1. Despite the dead meme, it’s also reasonably safe to assume Pickle Rick will be a skin or special ability.
The ravenous MultiVersus community has been hard at work compiling and decoding what’s potentially in store for upcoming characters. This next section details a staggering list of rumored and leaked WB fighters. Some of this information comes from datamined files based on PC builds, so here’s a healthy spoiler warning for players interested in exciting fresh reveals. There is no official confirmation of release timing or these characters’ current/future existence in MultiVersus.
Due to the uncertainty of datamined files, text leaks, and image source leaks, we’ll list these candidates by their name, franchise, data source, and interpreted likelihood based on recent development trends and current licensing situations.
|Marvin the Martian||Looney Tunes||Datamine||Very High|
|Daffy Duck||Looney Tunes||Text Leak||High|
|Joker||DC Comics||Datamine||Very High|
|Daenerys Targaryen||Game of Thrones||Datamine||High|
|The Hound||Game of Thrones||Datamine||Moderate|
|Scorpion||Mortal Kombat||Datamine||Very High|
|Sub-Zero||Mortal Kombat||Text Leak||High|
|King Kong||King Kong||Datamine||High|
|Wicked Witch||The Wizard of Oz||Datamine||Moderate|
|The Animaniacs||The Animaniacs||Text Leak||Very High|
|Johnny Bravo||Johnny Bravo||Text Leak||Moderate|
|The Powerpuff Girls||The Powerpuff Girls||Text Leak||Moderate|
|Samurai Jack||Samurai Jack||Text Leak||Moderate|
|Fred Flintstone||The Flintstones||Text Leak||Moderate|
|Mad Max||Mad Max||Text Leak||Complicated|
|Gandalf||The Lord of the Rings||Image Leak||Complicated|
|Legolas||The Lord of the Rings||Datamine||Complicated|
|Harry Potter||Harry Potter||Text Leak||Complicated|
|Ron Weasley||Harry Potter||Text Leak||Complicated|
|Emmet||LEGO Movie/Back to the Future||Datamine||Moderate|
|Ben 10||Ben 10||Text Leak||Unknown|
|Ted Lasso||Ted Lasso||Text Leak||Unknown|
|Eleven||Stranger Things||Text Leak||Unknown|
|Wreck-It Ralph/Fix-It Felix||Wreck-It Ralph||Datamine||Unknown|
Most wanted characters
Now that we’ve spent some time detailing the massive list of prospective MultiVersus candidates according to the community’s leaks and rumors, let’s highlight a selection of characters worthy of a place on the roster. From unforgettable villains to legendary figures from Cartoon Network’s past, here’s an assortment of fantastic future picks and what class they’d likely fill in the platform fighter.
Franchise: The Eric Andre Show
The enigmatic host of The Eric Andre Show would be a hilarious, albeit disheveled, in addition to the havoc of MultiVersus. Anybody who’s witness the unfiltered madness of this sketch comedy series knows that Andre has no shortage of attack possibilities. Imagine the beauty of this character screaming “Let me iiiiin” while clobbering opponents with a steel fence. MultiVersus needs to embrace the meme and ramp it up.
There’s a notable lack of horror representation in MultiVersus. However, this could easily be remedied with the inclusion of Pennywise, the dancing clown. Witnessing the elegant form of this lanky entity floating with its signature red balloons would be equal parts satisfying and horrifying. It’s hard to envision a more dreadful foe on the battlefields of MultiVersus.
Franchise: Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Meatwad is one of those exceptional instances where the character’s moves write themselves. This beloved Aqua Teen Hunger Force hero would make for an excellent ally since he can act as a literal meat shield, and his shape-shifting capabilities unlock absurd attack options. Plus, picture all the adorable costumes they could offer for this loveable meat mascot.
While not as traditionally frightening as Pennywise, Doctor Rockzo isn’t a person you’d want to encounter in a dark alley. This washed-up rock ‘n’ roll novelty act would provide a unique edge to MultiVersus. Doctor Rockzo has the power to belt out screeching high notes and launch devastating balloon animals at opponents. His proclivity for indulging in a certain illicit substance might make Doctor Rockzo a slightly controversial choice, but there has to be a reason for that course language toggle in the game’s settings.
Franchise: Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog was a nightmarish animated series packed with fever dream-inspired imagery. Courage has seen his fair share of intimidating foes and would be an asset in the MultiVersus universe. Nimble, fearful, and clever, Courage could utilize a diverse kit of gadgets to overcome enemies. Introducing this cowardly dog would also allow for some truly iconic new stages.
Franchise: Dexter’s Laboratory
Dexter is a small child who happens to be a mad scientist. Unbeknownst to his parents, he’s assembled a sprawling laboratory under their suburban home. What this lad lacks in brown, he more than makes up for with brain. To even the playing field in MultiVersus, Dexter would call upon the aid of his meticulously crafted mech. Iron Giant can’t be the only metallic fighter in MultiVersus.
Franchise: The Powerpuff Girls
Part devil, part lobster, part fashion icon, HIM is one of the most compelling cartoon characters in Warner Bros.’ sprawling catalog. This mysterious figure dons sexy Santa-inspired attire and leather-heeled boots that would make for fierce attacks in MultiVersus. With a slender figure, it’s effortless to imagine HIM as a top-tier assassin in this platform fighter.
Franchise: Trick ‘r Treat
Did somebody say more horror representation? Sam from the anthology horror film Trick ‘r Treat doesn’t get enough appreciation as a Halloween mascot. His signature burlap sack mask and menacing grin are noteworthy in their own right, but dropping this child-like monster in MultiVersus would surely introduce frightening twists. As a support, Sam could drop candy to heal or damage opponents who consume them in disturbing urban legend fashion.
Franchise: Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
Harvey Birdman: attorney by day, MultiVersus bruiser by night. This working-class superhero would add a formidable aerial adversary to the fray, armed with sprawling eagle-like wings and his briefcase of justice. After battling the legal system in his 9-5, it’s a great idea to give Harvey Birdman a proper outlet for his aggression.
DC Comics will undoubtedly receive loads of ongoing support in MultiVersus. As it stands, we have Batman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Superman. There are dozens of viable heroes and villains to pull from, but one clever thief, Catwoman, feels like a glaring omission. An assassin that fully embraces feline abilities and whip-driven combos can provide a perfect expansion to the cast.
So much more to come
The energy and excitement surrounding MultiVersus is contagious. From its brilliant pick-up-and-play design to its array of outrageous playable characters, Player First Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have shockingly delivered one of the best fighting games in recent memory.
It remains to be seen which of these possible characters will eventually make their way to MultiVersus. However, with LeBron James, Rick, and Morty, announced before the game’s official release, it’s safe to say the team has a steady roadmap of content planned for the title. Here’s to hoping your wildest character dreams come true.