By: John M Jerva
Well, it looks like fans are going to have to get over here one week later as it was just announced that Warner Bros has pushed back the highly anticipated reboot Mortal Kombat one week. The film will now hit theaters and HBOMAX on April 23rd now as opposed to April 16th. In terms of delays, that’s not bad but when films have been supposed to be released already, any delay seems like an eternity. At any rate, at least we will still see the bloody and brutal video game adaptation in April.
According to the various trades, the move is to allow more room between this film and Godzilla VS Kong which finally hits today. In a world with a pandemic, Warner Bros is looking to help ticket sales for their films any way possible. They are also hoping that restrictions on theaters relax over the coming weeks but that’s a big IF.
This version of the franchise is said to really earn its hard R rating with enough blood, gore, brutality and fatalities to hopefully satisfy fans craving a faithful interpretation of the best selling video game. The red band trailer definitely gives us a glimpse of what to expect in the movie.
The cast roll out includes Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mehcad Brooks as Jax Briggs, Tadanobu Asan as Raiden, Ludi Lin is Liu Kang and Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero. Simon McQuoid helms the movie from a screenplay by Dave Callaham and Greg Russo with Aquaman director James Wan serving as producer.
As we wait one week longer now, and they better not delay it any more, check out some awesome footage from the now April 23rd release below!