The long-awaited trailer for the Mortal Kombat reboot movie has finally arrived, showcasing Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and more fighters from classic video games.
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the Mortal Kombat The trailer has finally arrived, giving fans a proper glimpse of the upcoming live-action reboot. Directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by The spell James Wan, Mortal Kombat features a cast of characters from the video games, including Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), and Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee). The film will open in theaters and air on HBO Max on April 16.
Starring Lewis Tan as new character Cole Young, Mortal Kombat will focus on the martial arts tournament of the same name in which the forces of good and evil fight for the fate of Earth. The new film primarily features characters from early arcade games, with the rivalry between Scorpion and Sub-Zero playing a particularly prominent role. While some promo images and story details have been released recently, there hasn’t been a proper look at the new movie in motion. That is, until now.
The long awaited Mortal Kombat The trailer has finally arrived, bringing with it plenty of classic video game characters, brutal fights, and story reveals. Previously confirmed favorites like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden and Kano appear alongside new protagonist Cole, revealing some of the big matchups to come in the tournament. Classic moves fly, deadly alliances are made, and Earthrealm’s fate hangs in the balance. Check out the trailer below.
One of the more interesting reveals in the trailer, hinted at in previous teases, is that several central characters appear to have switched sides. Sub-Zero is working for Outworld sorcerer Shang Tsung, Scorpion seems to be chosen as the sympathetic party in their fight, and it even seems that Kano has become a hero, at least, at the beginning of the story. However, the fighters themselves seem to be more or less the same, so hopefully the changes will bring some fresh and interesting dynamics to the Mortal Kombat tournament without changing too much what fans know and love.
The trailer also teases some previously unannounced fighters. A monstrous creature, probably a reptile, appears in a few shots, Outworld’s four-armed general Goro enters the fray, and a mysterious new ninja emerges from a smoky background – smoke? Noob Saibot? Just Sub-Zero? These questions and more will only be answered when the movie opens on April 16, but fans have plenty to speculate on in the meantime. Hopefully the new Mortal Kombat you will enter the selective club of good video game movies, rather than the legion of bad ones.
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Source: Warner Bros.
- Mortal Kombat (2021)Release Date: April 16, 2021
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