The news about the new Mortal Kombat movie have been going around for some time now. We know that the producer will be James Wan, noted for Aquaman. This should be quite interesting for the Mortal Kombat franchise especially with the success of Mortal Kombat 11. We got a fellow gamer and nerd to research this topic a bit more and find out everything he can.
Over the weekend the Hollywood Reporter gave us some news on new leads that will be showing up in the fighting game turned movie. The list looks quite interesting and it will be exciting to see how they will portray these characters.
Mehcad Brooks as Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs
First up we have Mehcad Brooks also known as Jimmy Olsen on Supergirl who will be taking the role of Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs in Mortal Kombat movie.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the movie crew will deal with the build up. Rushing right into Jax having metal arms might not be ideal. We hope to see the whole process and maybe wait for the sequel to see his arms taken away. Jax was mutilated badly hence why he needed the prosthetics. We believe it is great character building to stick to that material.
Tadonobu Asano as Raiden
Next up is a good choice for the Thunder God – Tadonobu Asano who was in Thor: Ragnarok. We already had 2 versions of Raiden in the Mortal Kombat movies with both not so bad. Christopher Lambert especially did a great job. The Thunder God of Earth Realm Raiden should get a stand alone film as a prequel would be nice. Tadonobu is a great after and I feel he will do the role justice. He has a tough persona and shows dominance while acting.
Sisi Stringer as Mileena
Mileena is simple but complex at the same time. There is a newcomer in talks for the role Sisi Stringer, but she has to bring the chaotic craziness of Mileena to do it justice. Being that she is a mix breed of being a clone of Kitana and D.N.A from Tarkatan mutant nomads.
Ludi Lin as Liu Kang
The hero of the story Liu Kang will be taken by Black Ranger from The Power Rangers movie reboot Ludi Lin. Not a bad choice for the Mortal Kombat movie, he can portray a video game character after his work in the Black Mirror episode. This is going to be huge shoes to fill, being that Robin Shou did a great job in the role.
Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero
Lastly for the Mortal Kombat movie is Sub-Zero who is going to be played by Joe Taslim. Sub-Zero doesn’t have that much of a tragic story unlike Scorpion, but he has a harsh history with his older brother who we know became Noob Saibot.
Either way we believe this Frigid Ninja needs a bigger role than what he had in the previous movies. He hardly spoke in the first one and when they introduced the brother he was just in one scene. I am curious which storyline will they produce.
Expectations of Mortal Kombat Movie
I know there is not a lot you can do in a short amount of time with a reboot of Mortal Kombat movie. I do not expect a lot of screen time for the many characters, but I hope they will concentrate on a few as I would love many sequels for this series. It does beg the question do we need an origin story? Or can we just jump right into them in the Outworld tournaments?
If we do get a background story can we get a quick backdrop of how outworld has one nine tournaments and it is in the fate of Earth realm to win the 10 phases.
We still need to see who will play Shang Tsung and if they will introduce any other Warlock character like Quan Chi. Who knows, but I am rightfully excited.
However, what say you gamers? What do you want from the movie and do you expect fatalities maybe a joke thrown in for Friendship? Share your thoughts in the comments below about the Mortal Kombat movie cast.