Mortal Kombat Movie Reveals First Images Of Live-Action Reboot
While a new Mortal Kombat movie has been in the works for years, the project appears to be finally happening in 2021, with the video game adaptation being posed as being the most authentic live-action take on the series yet. The live-action film has so far confirmed an impressive and martial arts-inclined cast, violent live-action Fatality finishers, as well as a fitting R-rating, but fans have yet to actually lay their eyes on the massively anticipated production. After several months, the wait appears to be over upon the reveal of several images from the upcoming release.
As part of a new first look from Entertainment Weekly, fans have now been given a preview of what the Mortal Kombat movie reboot has to offer, showcasing several of the franchise’s most recognizable characters portrayed by their live-action counterparts. We can see the likes of Liu Kang (Ludi Lin) and Kung Lao (Max Huang) striking a pose, Jax (Mehcad Brooks) in his metal-armed glory, as well as Sonya (Jessica McNamee) and Kano (Josh Lawson) trying to kill each other, as they tend to do.
Another batch of images from EW are especially interesting, as the outlet goes into detail about these particular stills. The first depicts a pre-ninja version of Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada) and Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim) violently fighting each other. The site teases an immense feud between the two characters’ Hanzo and Bi-Han clans, with the vendetta spanning “long before these fighters wielded supernatural abilities.” The image itself is from a 10-minute opening sequence that ends in “pretty nasty hand-to-hand combat.”
Secondly, another image offers a peek at actor Lewis Tan putting his dukes up as an entirely new character named Cole Young. The so-called “washed-up MMA fighter who used to be a champion” is posed as the main protagonist of the Mortal Kombat movie that goes on a journey of self-discovery upon entering the deadly titular tournament. Lastly, the final image shows the aforementioned Sub-Zero wielding his formidable ice powers, obscuring his mask design and hinting at some sinister deeds for the cold-hearted ninja.
These new images are sure to be thrilling for fans as each appears to suit their respective character from the NetherRealm-developed game series. The Shaolin Monks duo of Liu Kang and Kung Lao and the fully ninjafied Sub-Zero are definitely among the most hype-worthy of the stills, with the added note of Mehcad Brooks’ amazingly on-point appearance as Jax. Considering the likes of Raiden and Mileena are still missing, this first look doesn’t paint a full picture of the cast. However, that likely won’t last too long ahead of the movie’s approaching April release date.
All I know and can say about the upcoming trailer is that it’s being actively worked on. VFX can take a while. Thanks for the patience!
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) January 13, 2021
What do you think? Are you excited about these first images of the Mortal Kombat movie, or are you just wondering where Mileena is? What do you think about the original character Cole Young? 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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