Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid is unsure how WB will measure the film’s success with its release on HBO Max and in theaters on time.
Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid isn’t sure how the film’s success will be measured. Some of the most iconic fighters in the franchise return to the big screen. Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kano, and Sonya Blade are just a few of the many who appear in the film alongside new character Cole Young. Mortal Kombat It was originally scheduled for a March 2021 release before swapping it out for the release schedule and landing on its April date.
Mortal Kombat is highly anticipated and the premiere of its first trailer broke records, beating other red band trailers for movies like Logan Y Deadpool 2 in its first week. It is now the most-watched red stripe trailer of all time and the movie appears poised for success, but how it will be measured is unclear. Mortal Kombat It will open in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously as theaters still struggle to fill seats amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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McQuoid said during a panel discussion that this is one of the reasons he’s not sure how Mortal Kombat it will be considered successful or not. Usually, he says, a movie’s success could be determined by the opening weekend’s box office, but with that out of the equation, McQuoid and the studio will have to look for other success metrics. At the end of the day, the director feels that the success of the film can be measured in the reactions of the fans to the film and hopes that they will turn away from him. Mortal Kombat the film was as happy as they were with the film’s record breakthrough.
Probably two years ago, it would have been a box office weekend, but that doesn’t exist anymore. So, I don’t know what it will be.
What really matters to me is that the fans come out feeling really satiated by the things I’ve talked about; respect for the material and also the elevation and amplification of the material to this great cinematographic experience that is super fun. Mortal Kombat is fun, and I feel like the movie is a really fun ride that I’m very proud of. How we all measure the success of things, I think now everyone is finding their way into the movie business. But as long as the feeling they have in the trailer continues, and they feel it too.
McQuoid’s fears are understandable: Mortal Kombat it’s coming out in a completely different landscape than when the reboot was conceived. The studios and creatives behind some of its biggest movies can no longer rely on box office metrics to decide whether or not their movie did well. HBO Max has had some success with its unconventional and controversial launch shot, with Wonder Woman 1984 pushing the rookie streamer past 40 million subscribers.
Mortal Kombat However, it will be one of the biggest movies released on the streamer so far. After the Wonder Woman sequel, HBO Max is ready to launch Godzilla vs Kong at the end of this month after Zack Snyder’s Justice League hit the streamer. WB will likely have to look at the streaming numbers to determine whether or not a sequel will happen, but McQuoid is correct that fans will likely drive the narrative around the success of the film. Fortunately, if the trailer is any indication, Mortal Kombat It will please even the most die-hard fans.
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