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Mortal Kombat 1's Homelander will not be voiced by Anthony Starr

"Not to be dramatic, but this is the most devastating one-word answer in human history."

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Anthony Starr – the voice behind The Boys' Homelander – has confirmed he will not be reprising his role in Mortal Kombat 1.

Confirmation came via Starr's own Instagram account, in which he responded to questions from fans about whether or not he was voicing the character with a succinct: "nope".
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It's left fans wondering how NetherRealm will implement Homelander, and who will be the voice behind the character when he joins as a guest fighter next year.

"My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined," lamented one unhappy fan in a comment that has been upvoted hundreds of times.

"Not to be dramatic, but this is the most devastating one-word answer in human history," added another.

Antony Starr confirms he’s not voicing Homelander
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The news is particularly surprising given the same premium DLC pack that contains Homelander also contains Omni-Man, and NetherRealm has confirmed that J.K. Simmons would be lending his voice to that character.

Warner Bros. recently attempted to placate angry Mortal Kombat 1 players with two 'free' Fatalities following an outcry caused by the decision to introduce a $10 USD Fatality animation to the game's already heavily-criticised premium store.

As Matt explained for us at the time, despite being sold as a full-price title costing £59.99/$69.99 USD, the latest entry in developer NetherRealm's long-running fighting series features a rotational in-game shop selling store-exclusive cosmetics - including costumes and gear - only available to purchase with real-world money (in contrast, Mortal Kombat 11 also enabled players to buy cosmetics, but these could largely also be earned by completing activities in-game).

It follows further community ire after Mortal Kombat 1 players hit back at a Halloween-themed DLC fatality that had a horrifying price tag: $10.

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