Since I am NOT the biggest gamer out there, I am really behind when it comes to the “Mortal Kombat” franchise. I did see the first film but that feels like a forever ago and now Warner Brothers has decided to reboot said franchise and start us off with this exciting new chapter. This trailer is listed as restricted so when you click below you will be transported over to YouTube.com directly. Can’t control that my friends but do come back for some light premise, the casting and promotional poster art and my closing opinion on the matter.
A washed-up mixed martial arts fighter named Cole Young is unaware of his hidden lineage or why he is being hunted down by Sub-Zero of the Lin-Kuei clan of assassins. Concerned for the safety of his family, he seeks out a clique of fighters that were chosen to defend Earthrealm in a high-stakes battle against the forces of Outworld.
Lewis Tan as Cole Young
Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade
Josh Lawson as Kano
Tadanobu Asano as Raiden
Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs
Ludi Lin as Liu Kang
Chin Han as Shang Tsung
Joe Taslim as Bi-Han / Sub-Zero
Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion
Max Huang as Kung Lao
Sisi Stringer as Mileena
Matilda Kimber as Emily Young
Laura Brent as Alison Young
Elissa Cadwell as Nitara
Daniel Nelson as Kabal
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having mentioned my lack of overall background to the franchise I can still say that this jarring trailer looks pretty damned exciting. I do know a few of the characters based on all of the comic conventions I’ve attended where there are cosplayers sporting almost every character from these films. As you can see by the main poster up above this will be heading to limited theaters and on HBO Max which is where I will be watching it since I am not hitting a movie theater until I am vaccinated. I will be keeping tabs on this film though because I am sure that some of our other Pop Culture features will find some toy and comic book announcements from this film. Chime in down below with your thoughts about this one and I will see you next time around.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_(2021_film)