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Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Mortal Kombat Movie

Magnus Jul 10

Everyone’s favourite fighting game “Mortal Kombat” is trending again as there have been a lot of rumours and credible news about a new movie based on the characters of the game. The upcoming film is a reboot that will be produced by James Wan, according to THR. The Hollywood Reporter also confirmed earlier this week that actor Joe Taslim will play Sub-zero.

The plot of the movie is yet to be revealed but If there is a Sub-zero then we might get to see Scorpion as well. Mortal Kombat has an amazing rooster of incredible characters with their own stories in the video games making a bit difficult to guess the plot but I am sure we’ll find out in a few months. It’s only a matter of time.

When is the release date?

Pre-production has already begun in Australia since May 2019. The new Mortal Kombat film will be released on March 5, 2021.

Who is Directing?

Aquaman and Fast and Furious 7 director, James Wan has been confirmed to produce the film while in November 2016, Variety reported that Simon McQuoid has been hired as director. Greg Russo earlier confirmed (on his twitter page) that the script is ready. Wait, did I already mention the upcoming film is written by Greg Russo? Now you know. James Wan has also confirmed he would be producing Aquaman 2 which would come a year after this Mortal Kombat film.

Update: James Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions will be producing the film alongside New Line Cinema.

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This is also part of what would make up the movie and we’re all really anxious about it because Mortal Kombat video game has over 25 characters and they can’t all possibly be in a movie unless it’s a Civil War kind of story, like Mortal Kombat Armageddon where the warriors of all realms fought in a prophesied “Battle of Armageddon.”

So far, only The Raid actor Joe Taslim has been confirmed to play the formidable Subzero. Watch this space for more details about the cast of the film.

What are the fans saying?

Everyone is excited about a new Mortal Kombat film. It’s been a long time coming. The last Mortal Kombat Movie was in 1997 – Over two decades ago, I feel old. We will be sharing more details about the film as they unfold. Stay with us.

I am going to leave you with this amazing scorpion character design by Kode, aka bosslogic since it’s been officially announced that Joe Taslim will play Sub-Zero. You can check the comments as well to see the audience reaction about a new Mortal Kombat film. We can’t wait!


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Congrats to my boy @joe_taslim being officially cast as Sub-Zero in the new #MortalKombat movie @noobde

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