There is hardly anyone who doesn’t like to play video games. Mortal Kombat is a series of video games that is popular all over the world. Now the fans are getting a new surprise too. The surprise is about the movie which will be based on this game. So, a new action movie will be on the floors based on the iconic Mortal Kombat game. Yes, you heard it right! After almost two decades after the last movie, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997, Warner Bros is ready for another round. The wait for this movie becomes more exciting because it has James Wan as its producer, best known for his movies like The Conjuring and the Aquaman, a 2018 blockbuster. Here we have everything about the new Mortal Kombat, including release dates, the main plot, first look reveals, and trailers.
Mortal Kombat on HBO Max
2021 is absolutely amazing regarding the movies. Mortal Kombat will be in theatres and HBO Max this year itself. However, the exact release date is still unknown. This is among one of those movies of Warner Bros that will be premiered in theatres and will be streaming on HBO Max. December 2020 was when the studio announced that this upcoming movie would be premiered both in theatres and on HBO Max simultaneously. This important move of the studio is among those biggest decisions that will appease theatre chains and earn during the COVID-19 pandemic where there are orders to stay at home.
Mortal Kombat Release Date and Cast
Mortal Kombat is not having any exact release date in 2021. But, surely, Warner Bros is joining it. Movies like Godzilla VS Kong, In The Heights, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, Dune, Reminiscence, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, The Many Saints of Newark, Judas and the Black Messiah, and many more movies will hit the theatres and stream on HBO max on the same day of their separate and individual release. Just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Mortal Kombat slated to open over MLK weekend on January 15, 2021.
This new movie will feature a stupendous cast, including known actors from other popular genres. The confirmed cast of this movie is:
Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Liu Kang, is invited to a mysterious mortal Kombat tournament and is a Shaolin monk from Earth. Tadanobu Asano (Thor) as Raiden, Helps Earth win mortal Kombat and is an immortal thunder God. Sisi Stranger as Mileena, half-Tarkatan assassin, a half-human. Joe Taslim (The Raid) a Sub-Zero Ninja who belongs to Lin Kuei’s clan, who possesses the powers of ice.
Other actors include Max Huang as Kung Lao, Liu Kang’s best friend, remembered for his unique weapon, i.e., His Razor-Sharp, a circular hat, and a Shaolin Monk. Chin Han (The Dark Knight) as Shang Tsung, can absorb the souls of the living as he is a sinister Shaolin monk and shape-shifter. Lewis Tan (Into the Badlands) is now in an unknown role. His character has not been revealed yet. Mechad Brooks (Supergirl) as Jax, Special Forces Soldier of America, and Josh Lawson (House of Lies) is Kano, the Black dragon’s leader, and wears a metal plate to hide facial injuries.
As a sub-zero, Joe Taslim was the very first actor to cast for the production in 2019. Sisi Stringer, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, and Tadanobu Asano for their roles Mileena, Jax, Liu Kang, and Raiden. This casting process of these characters was done in August. Josh Lawson, Chin Han, Jessica McNamee, and Hiroyuki Sanada were cast as Kano, Shang Tsung, Sonya Blade, and Scorpion. Along with them, Lewis Tan was selected for the role of Cole young, an original character created for the film. On September 16, 2019, an announcement was made that cleared that Max Huang will play Kung Lao’s character. On November 11, 2019, Elissa Cadwell was confirmed to play the character of Nitara. For an undisclosed role, Matilda Kimber was confirmed to be part of this film’s cast on December 4, 2019.
Mortal Kombat Plot and Insight
The details about this movie are hard-to-reach. But one can bet that the film will be adapting the first game in the series where you will be seeing many of Earth’s best warriors fighting to save the planet from conquest.
Many film producers on social media have teased that the film will borrow the brutal elements from the game. However, Greg Russo, the producer, and screenwriter of the movie, tweeted that the movie will be R-rated, and for the first time, the facilities of the game will be shown on the big screen.
It is a popular series of violent fighting games that made its debut in 1992. It has remained one of the most successful American-made video game franchise, which was a great hit in the early ’90s. This is centered around a tournament that is based on ancient martial arts. Many greatest warriors from the multiverse complete each other to prevent their own reign from invasion. To prevent Earth’s enslavement, a trio is formed under the stewardship of Raiden.
Midway Games in Chicago developed the first game was ahead, but it also generated controversy because of its depictions, which were life-like on gore and violence. It has iconic finishing moves that players use to mutilate opponents, which create comical effects. Real-life actors make the game’s violence look real compared to the cartoon avatars in other games.
This game, Mortal Kombat, prompted then-US senators Herb Kohl and Joe Lieberman. This event made it possible to get into that group of games that did the same. So, this thing was done to argue for censorship in video games. Entertainment Software Rating Board formation took place that acts as MPAA for video games. The result came out to be helpful for them. These controversies were then public. It’s evident that it became one of the classic franchises of the ’90s, and it was adapted into comics, spawning multiple sequels and an animated series because of those controversies. 1995’s Mortal Kombat and 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was the two live-action theatrical films released and managed to hit.