By: John M Jerva We are just over three months until the highly anticipated reboot for Mortal Kombat finally hits theaters as well as HBOMAX and we finally have our […]
By: John M Jerva
We are just over three months until the highly anticipated reboot for Mortal Kombat finally hits theaters as well as HBOMAX and we finally have our first official look as EW has dropped some fresh pics for the movie. This film is shaping up to be a blood soaked love letter to the fans who have been screaming for an honest on screen interpretation of the video game. Check out the images and plot details below!
Along with the new images, EW also spoke to director Simon McQuoid and he chats about all the action, blood and gore that will be awaiting fans as well as the anticipated fatalities that are a intricate part of the iconic video game. He also delivered details about some of the plot which is highlighted by a feud that comes directly from the video game.
Another big part of the article delved into Lewis Tan’s character which was a mystery up until now. We now know that his name is Cole and that he’s a brand new character who is an MMA fighter. Cole is a human that gets swept up in the tournament that’ll decide the fate of this world and many others.
More ambitious plot details were also revealed that include other characters like Lord Raiden, Sonya Blade and Major Jackson Briggs. This is looking like an origin story once again so hopefully it goes well enough to become a franchise and we will see more brutal adventures in the universe.
It has been well documented that the film will not be like the other two films in that it will be a heavy R and will include all the violence that fans come to expect from the franchise. With the amount of talent involved, this reboot is shaping up to hopefully deliver the bone crunching and brutal fisticuffs that fans have been craving for years since this project was announced. McQuoid was fast to put people at ease and promises the violence that is expected from the game.
Fatalities, fans know all too well, are finishing moves when opponents fight snd it often includes severed spines, buckets of blood and more. When the previous films hit in the 90’s and were rated PG-13, it was a sore spot with die hard fans.
As you all know, this movie made my top 10 list for most anticipated films of the year and with these new images and descriptions, I think martial arts action fans are in for a real treat.
Simon McQuoid helms the film with Aquaman’s James Wan producing along with Garner with the script being written by Greg Russo. The cast is a great mix of international talent including Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Chin Han as Shang Tsun, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Cadwell as Nitara, and Sisi Stringer as Mileena. Lewis Tan will be playing the role of Cole Young.
Mortal Kombat hits theaters and HBOMAX simultaneously on April 16. Be on the lookout for the trailer when it hits and you’ll see it here as we are your destination for everything action!