MORTAL KOMBAT Star and Writer Reveal There Could be More Films if Reboot is Successful!
By: John M Jerva
The long awaited reboot to Mortal Kombat finally hits theaters and HBOMAX starting tomorrow and while we don’t know how it ends yet, chances are if it’s successful, we could get more.
First off, star Joe Taslim who is Sub-Zero in the film revealed in a new interview that he is actually signed on for four films if this one proves to be a hit. Taslim made the statement on this week’s Just for Variety Podcast. He also talked about making the first one and his love for the source material growing up as a kid:
Writer Greg Russo also added fuel to the fire for more films as he said that he wrote the first film with a trilogy in mind. Russo made his comments in an interview with Comic Book Resource:
Like I always say, money talks and if this reboot does prove financially sound for Warner Bros, then of course they will entertain the idea of doing more. With Taslim saying that he’s signed on for four more films, that tells us that the company is looking ahead. Only time will tell with all this but one thing is certain, watch it and support it and we will get more.
Judging from the first seven minutes that hit yesterday, genre fans should get their fill out of the action snd brutality on hand. Although there is some CGI blood, I don’t think it’ll hinder the action set pieces. With niche movie like this one, it’s never easy to tell how successful it will be and with the hard R rating, a bigger audience is out of the question at the box office.
I will be watching tomorrow night when I get my first opportunity to view the film, so expect my full thoughts on it soon afterward !
To get ready for tomorrow, check out the first 7 bloody minutes of Mortal Kombat below and prepare for Kombat when the film hits theaters, IMAX and HBOMAX tomorrow!!