We first learned about the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot last year and a lot of fans worried that it would be a watered-down version of a beloved fighting franchise. Now that we have some casting under our belt, including the reveal with Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, some of those worries have been abated but there seems to still be some earned concern. That being said, this latest set shot teasing the finale at least proves that they aren't skimping on the gore - at least that's what we're hoping.
Actor Lewis Tan took a very careful selfie behind-the-scenes, careful not to spoil anything, with a teaser regarding the movie's bloody good ending. While not a full-on set image, it's enough to get those interested in how the upcoming movie will play out.
Only the finale left on this vigorous yet edifying journey, I’ll wear the battle wounds (some fake some real) with pride. I am beyond excited to share this film with you all. #MortalKombat @wbpictures pic.twitter.com/gWuA9OSAS2— Lewis Tan (@TheLewisTan) December 3, 2019
Confirmed casting choices include:
- Chin Han - Shang Tsung
- Elissa Cadwell - Nitara
- Hiroyuki Sanada - Scorpion
- Tadanobu Asano - Raiden
- Sisi Stringer - Mileena
- Jessica Mcnamee - Sonya Blade
- Max Huang - Kung Lao
- Mehcad Brooks - Jax Briggs
- Ludi Lin - Liu Kang
- Joe Taslim - Sub-Zero
- Lewis Tan - Unknown
The Mortal Kombat movie reboot is officially slated to arrive in theaters on March 5, 2021. The original movie was a guilty pleasure of mine is that I absolutely adored the 1995 film, making the reboot news something that I'm cautiously excited for. Seeing the martial arts tournament that we knew so well from the games in real life (or real screen) was incredible, even if it did get a little bit cheesy from time to time. For those that missed out on the first movie, here's the official synopsis:
"Once every generation, there is an inter-dimensional martial arts tournament known as Mortal Kombat, designed by the Elder Gods to limit invasions between the realms of the universe. If the realm of Outworld wins Mortal Kombat ten consecutive times, its Emperor Shao Kahn (voiced by Frank Welker) will be able to invade and conquer the Earth realm. They have already won nine; so this will be their tenth tournament.
"The Shaolin warrior Liu Kang (Robin Shou) and his comrades, Hollywood movie star Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby) and U.S. Special Forces officer Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), were handpicked by Raiden (Christopher Lambert), the god of lightning and Earthrealm's defender, to overcome their powerful adversaries in order to prevent Outworld from winning their tenth straight Mortal Kombat tournament. Each of the three has his or her own reason for competing: Liu Kang seeks revenge against tournament host Shang Tsung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) for killing his brother Chan (Steven Ho); Sonya also has vengeance on her mind, pursuing crime lord Kano (Trevor Goddard) who killed her partner; Johnny Cage, having been branded as a fake by the media, seeks to prove otherwise to the world."