As a gamer growing up Mortal Kombat was one of my favorite games to play with my brother. When I read up on the HBOMax monthly movie releases in partnership Warner Bros I was so excited.
Mortal Kombat is kicking off a new franchise so the movie won’t be an adaptation of the game. Which I’m still excited about it’s long over due.
Release Date: April 23, 2021
Genre: Action/Martial Arts
Director: Simon McQuoid
Writers: Greg Russo and Dave Callaham
Cast: Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ludi Lin, Joe Taslim, Josh Lawson, Chin Han, Lewis Tan, and Mehcad Brooks
In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?