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Ed Boon appears to dispel rumors of a Mortal Kombat 11 announcement during DC FanDome… but not Injustice, though its chances dwindle too – EventHubs

If there is an Injustice reveal, we may be waiting almost a month

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The big DC FanDome digital event is scheduled to begin later today, and while a fighting game announcement was appearing more an more likely for it, those chances are shrinking quite a bit — for now anyways.

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon recently took to Twitter to seemingly debunk theories and rumors that NetherRealm Studios would be showing off new Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath content during DC FanDome while leaving the door open for Injustice. Other changes made that less likely too, however.

“It’s called DC FanDome,” wrote Boon on social media. “Not MK FanDome.”

Speculation there may have been some sort of MK11-related reveal came following DC’s initial trailer for the event briefly featuring Baraka with his Killer Croc skin.

Rumors began to circulate on places like 4chan saying things like we’ll see Cyrax and Sektor announced for Aftermath this weekend, but Warner Bros. have repeatedly stated FanDome is meant only for content regarding Detective Comics — and last I checked the cyborg ninjas are not part of that.

An appearance of a brand new Injustice title did, however, seem like a very probable candidate for a multitude of reasons though that too may be out the window.

Warner Bros. recently changed the schedule for DC FanDome to make the event two days instead of the initial one.

Pretty much all of the big reveals like The Batman, Black Adam and Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad Kills the Justice League will be happening during today’s, August 22’s, broadcast, and there’s not really any room for Injustice to fit in there now.

There was a “To Be Announced” event scheduled today before though that is no longer listed or has been replaced.

Ed Boon will still be presenting during the event though his portion will now be on the second day, September 12, where he’ll be on a panel to discuss the creation and workings of the Injustice universe.

Judging by their release schedule dating back to 2011, NetherRealm’s next title should be releasing in 2021 with Injustice 3 being the most obvious choice though Boon has said in the past the developer’s next project is not that or Mortal Kombat.

Injustice fighting games do look like they’ll make a return at some point considering NRS was specifically hiring for next generation projects tied to it and Mortal Kombat.

DC FanDome is scheduled to begin today at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET where WB is planning to showcase pretty much all they have to offer in the realm of heroes and villi ans with comics, movies, TV shows and video games currently in the pipeline.

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Parking lot appears full at Tesla after CEO Elon Musk sues over shelter-in-place – KTVU San Francisco

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Tesla parking lot appears full. May 11, 2020

FREMONT, Calif.Even before the sun came up Monday, it appeared as though the parking lot was full at the Tesla factory in Fremont.

That’s news because over the weekend, CEO Elon Musk sued Alameda County over the shelter-in-place order. 

Tesla says there is a plan to get employees back to work safely, but Musk has expressed frustration that the county won’t let it happen.

Tesla is allowed to maintain minimum services at the factory, like payroll and product inventory, so it was not immediately clear who was at work on Monday, or if manufacturing started up again.

KTVU received a call from a Tesla employee who said he was at work from 6 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday. He said Tesla is “up and running” and he feels like health guidelines aren’t being followed.

Tesla did not immediately respond if they’re starting production again. 

At a news conference on Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he thought Tesla could resume operations next week. 

Vehicle production stopped in Fremont on March 23 and has been on hold ever since because of Alameda County’s shelter-in-place order. 

Because of that, Tesla filed a lawsuit in federal court against the county for allegedly overstepping federal and state coronavirus restrictions.

In a statement, Alameda County health officials say they’ve been working closely with Tesla and are creating a safety plan that allows people to back to work while protecting their health. They hope to come to an agreement soon.

Musk was outspoken this weekend on Twitter about his issues with not being allowed to reopen. He threatened to move the company’s Palo Alto headquarters and Fremont plant out of state.

Michael Coates, an auto expert, explained how the timing of the shelter in place is hurting the company.

“The end of the quarter big push for Tesla try to help their numbers,” he said. “The shut down came at that point at end of the quarter. I think Musk was particularly upset.” 

Tesla’s headquarters employs 1,500 people and the factory employs 10,000. It’s Fremont’s largest employer. 

Fremont Mayor Lily Mei said she’s worried about the economic impact if Tesla can’t open.

Mei says Tesla is critical to the city’s employment base. If essential businesses can operate with safety guidelines, so can others, Mei said.

Palo Alto Mayor Adrian Fine says he values having companies like Tesla in the city and would be disappointed if the carmaker left.

Sara Zendehnam is a reporter forKTVU.  Email Sara at sara.zendehnam@foxtv.com(opens in new tab) and follow her on Twitter@szendehnam

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