Mortal Kombat Movie Reportedly Wants Joel Edgerton As Kano

Mortal Kombat Movie Reportedly Wants Joel Edgerton As Kano

A film based on the wildly popular fighting franchise Mortal Kombat has been in the works for a number of years now, Aquaman director James Wan looking to finally produce the long-brewing project. Over the years the Mortal Kombat movie has progressed admittedly pretty slowly, with Wan confirming the Mortal Kombat movie was still in very early production late last year.

However, it appears the project has gained considerable traction in the months since, a new report suggesting that production is nearly ready to begin. According to That Hashtag Show, a number of characters have already been fully fleshed out, including potential casting for the yet unmade picture. One such actor that’s already in mind is Joel Edgerton, who is reportedly the top choice to play the bonic-eyed character of Kano.

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Edgerton seems like a pretty great choice for the role of Kano, having thrived in fairly intense roles in movies such as Warrior, The Great Gatsby, and Zero Dark Thirty. The Australian performer and filmmaker is also no stranger to roles that require prosthetics following his decked out appearance as an orc police officer in Netflix movie Bright. Though seemingly a perfect match, it’s unknown if Edgerton would be interested in taking the role.

While this potential casting is still unconfirmed and requires a pinch or two of salt, it definitely lines up with recent reveals from screenwriter Greg Russo. Via social media, Russo confirmed that many of the movie’s early pre-production aspects had already been figured out, with official approval still pending on the part of Warner Bros. Pictures.

What do you think? Are you digging the idea of Joel Edgerton As Kano, or should someone else play him in the Mortal Kombat movie? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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