A vibrant new poster for the Warner Bros. Pictures IMAX launch Mortal Kombat The film brings together the cast of fighters, while highlighting the central battle between Hiroyuki Sanada’s Scorpion and Joe Taslim’s Sub-Zero. The poster, created by artist BossLogic, is topped with the familiar Mortal Kombat slogan “GET HERE!” and features characters like Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Kung Lao (Max Huang), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kano (Josh Lawson), Raiden (Tadanobu Asano) and Kabal (Daniel Nelson).
Standing front and center is the controversial new character, Cole Young, played by Lewis Tan. Cole Young is a new addition to Mortal Kombat history and is a decayed MMA fighter who is unaware of his hidden lineage or why he is being hunted by Sub-Zero of the Lin-Kuei assassin clan. Concerned for the safety of his family, Cole searches for a team of fighters who were chosen to defend Earthrealm in a high-stakes battle against the forces of Outworld.
Introducing an entirely new character to lead the Mortal Kombat The film has received some criticism, especially considering the wide range of already established characters that could be chosen to take center stage.
According to McQuoid, Cole Young’s ancestry is part of the reason he was chosen to represent Earth in Mortal Kombat, and the secrets of his lineage will be revealed in snippets throughout the film. Director Simon McQuoid, who makes his feature film directorial debut with Mortal Kombatalthough he is confident in his decision and has mocked Cole’s mysterious connection to him. Mortal Kombat legacy. “This connection throughout the film is built, and its arcana and everything is built from pieces, elements and ingredients of its lineage and so on,” he said. “It’s really about creating someone who feels new but somehow belongs. That was kind of an alchemy attempt at what we were creating there. Lewis did a fantastic job; he did a great job.”
However, one thing that won’t disappoint fans of the franchise is McQuoid’s commitment to adapting the video game’s notorious violent streak. Recent footage has already provoked the blood and gore that is sure to delight audiences and Mortal Kombat fans alike, with the director assuring fans of the popular video game series that the film will carry the R rating as far as possible. “We wanted to boost the [blood, gore and fatalities] “to the limit,” McQuoid revealed regarding his approach to violence and fighting sequences. “Obviously, there is a point where the film becomes inalienable if you take it too far, and that would be a very reckless return on investment for the studio. But from day one it’s been, ‘Okay, we’re doing this and we’re going to do it right. ‘”
According to the MPAA, Mortal Kombat has been rated R for “strong gory violence and language throughout, and some crude references”, which is pretty much everything you could want in a Mortal Kombat adaptation.
Mortal Kombat It was released in theaters internationally on April 8, 2021 and is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States on April 23, 2021 in traditional theaters and IMAX. The film will also be released simultaneously on HBO Max for a limited time. This comes to us courtesy of BossLogic Official Instagram.
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