Homelander actor tells fans to ‘go play Call of Duty’ instead of Mortal Kombat 1

Liam Mackay
Homelander in Call of Duty

TV and movie characters always appear in video games nowadays, with The Boys’ Homelander arriving in both CoD and Mortal Kombat 1. It doesn’t look like Homelander’s actor, Antony Starr, voices the character in Mortal Kombat, telling fans to ‘play Call of Duty’ when asked about it again.

Video games have featured cameos from famous faces across film and TV for years, but Fortnite really kicked off the trend, with almost every major live-service franchise following suit. Call of Duty has featured the likes of John McClane, Rambo, The Terminator, and Supes from The Boys.

These characters’ voice lines are often pulled directly from the movie or show, but sometimes Activision brings in the actor to record some unique voice lines, including Antony Starr as Homelander.

Mortal Kombat 1 has also brought characters from the world of superheroes, with Invincible’s Omni-Man, DC’s Peacemaker, and Homelander arriving in the fighting game. While JK Simmons and John Cena are voicing their respective characters in the game, Starr has repeatedly denied his involvement.

When speaking at For The Love of Sci-Fi 2023 on December 3, a fan asked Starr if he’ll be voicing Homelander in Mortal Kombat 1. After a long pause, Starr said, “Hey, have you seen Call of Duty? I voiced Call of Duty, so go play that.”

This follows an MK1 player who took to X on November 30 to ask Starr to play Homelander in the game, saying he was the only one who could do it, but the actor simply replied, “That ship flew hombre.”

Some are hopeful that Starr is just keeping his involvement in Mortal Kombat 1 under wraps until an official reveal ahead of Homelander’s Spring 2024 arrival, so we’ll just have to wait and see what NetherRealm Studios have in store for the character.

Modern Warfare 3 brings another The Boys event in Season 1, with A-Train coming as an Operator, as well as Paul Atredies and Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen from Dune, but we don’t know if their actors will also lend their voices yet.

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].