It’s been almost 24 years since we’ve last seen the fighting game franchise on the big screen. Warner Bros. decided to release its character posters of the upcoming reboot of the mid-90s movie franchise, and they look fantastic!
Warner Bros. also released the official synopsis for the film:
“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?”
Be sure to come back tomorrow here on the website as we will have the official trailer for the upcoming movie itself!
The movie will star Ludi Lin (Power Rangers, Aquaman) as Liu Kang, Max Huang (The Foreigner, Kingsman: The Secret Service) as Kung Lao, Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok, Detective Chinatown 3) as Raiden, Josh Lawson (Long Story Short, Bombshell) as Kano, Jessica McNamee (The Meg, Into the Dark) as Sonya, Chin Han (Skyscraper, Ghost in the Shell) as Shang Tsung, Mehcad Brooks (CW’s Supergirl, A Fall from Grace) as Jax, Sisi Stringer (Children of the Corn, Bloody Hell) as Mileena, Lewis Tan (Showtime’s Warrior, Netflix’s Iron Fist) as Cole Young, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion (The Last Samurai, Avengers: Endgame), and Joe Taslim (The Swordsman, The Night Comes for Us) as Sub-Zero.
Test your might as Mortal Kombat hits theaters and on HBO Max on April 16, 2021.