Mortal Kombat movie shows off its Sub-Zero, Jax, and more in first images – Eurogamer.net

From there, the action moves to the modern, with the remaining film following the adventures of washed-up MMA fighter Cole Young (played by Lewis Tan), an entirely new character to the Mortal Kombat universe, who gradually becomes involved with the series familiar cast after intervention by Outworld emperor, Shang Tsung (Chin Han).
If this all sounds familiar, by the way, thats probably due to the fact that its quite in line with reports from ThatHashtagShow back in 2018, suggesting the films plot would follow “a Philadelphia boxer that is hired by a prediction chaser to compete in a fantastical competition”.

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Other confirmed characters from the games consist of – and feel complimentary to avoid this paragraph if you want to keep the surprise – the likes of Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kung Lao (Max Huang), and Kano (Josh Lawson).
As formerly validated, McQuoids take on Mortal Kombat wont be avoiding gore, blood, or the series renowned Fatalities – and he informs Entertainment Weekly that the R-rated motion picture includes some “really badass” ones. “Theyre harsh, man, he says, “They dont keep back.”
Mortal Kombats North American launch on 16th April will see the motion picture release simultaneously on HBO Max and in cinemas. A UK release date is yet to be validated.

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With just months to go till the long-awaited Mortal Kombat film lastly ruptures onto screens small and big (in a shower of body parts, naturally), Warner Bros has shed the veil of secrecy and shared very first images and story information to pacify those excitedly awaiting its April release.
A Mortal Kombat motion picture reboot has, naturally, been long in the works, with Warner Bros first announcing a director and author for the task – Simon McQuoid and Greg Russo, respectively – back in 2016. Regardless of its lengthy pregnancy period, nevertheless, not to mention its looming release date, information have actually been remarkably tough to come by till now.
Thats all changed however, thanks to a new interview in Entertainment Weekly – released alongside a considerable collection of first images from the film – which talks to director McQuoid about his work adjusting the renowned video game franchise. The short article includes a remarkably comprehensive plot breakdown, however Ill stay with the essentials to avoid too many spoilers.
Proceedings get underway with a “quite nasty” opening action set-piece which charts the conflict between the clans of Hanzo and Bi-Han (who, naturally, go on to become Scorpion and Sub-Zero, here played by Hiroyuki Sanada and Joe Taslim respectively) in Feudal Japan.

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