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[Movie] MORTAL KOMBAT! (Reboot)

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  1. Xerobull

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    The Mortal Kombat Movie May Have Found Its Liu Kang

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    Mortal Kombat is one of the most popular video game series of all-time and it previously spawned what many would say is one of the better film adaptations of a game ever made. However, that was over 20 years ago, and so it was no surprise when a reboot film was announced, and it may have just found its first star. Ludi Lin is reportedly in talks to take on the role of Liu Kang.

    Ludi Lin played the small role of Captain Murk in James Wan's Aquaman. Wan is producing the new Mortal Kombat movie. However, recently Lin also played the almost too perfect role of Lance in the Black Mirror episode "Striking Vipers." Lance was a video game avatar inside a game which was clearly inspired by Mortal Kombat and other tournament fighter style games. It seems Ludi Lin was actually auditioning for Mortal Kombat with the role and didn't even realize it.

    Variety reports than Ludi Lin is in negotiations to play the role of Liu Kang, a Bruce Lee-inspired martial arts fighter who enters the Mortal Kombat tournament in hopes of saving the earth from an evil sorcerer named Shang Tsung.

    Liu Kang is the hero of the original Mortal Kombat movie and is canonically the winner of the tournament of the first Mortal Kombat game as well. Having said that, the exact plot of the new movie is unknown, and considering how many characters have been added over the years and how many different games there have been, it's anybody's guess how important Liu Kang will be to this movie.

    With Liu Kang apparently close to being cast, and the role of Sub Zero having already been set, it seems likely that other major Mortal Kombat names will find actors in short order. Characters like Johnny Cage and Sonja Blade, would be conspicuous by their absence if they somehow weren't in the movie, so that seems unlikely. Writer Greg Russo has spoken about the difficulty of figuring out which characters to include in the new movie. There are so many different options available, and too many to include everybody, it seems likely that some fans' favorite characters are destined to be left out.

    The only thing we do know for sure is that the movie will feature the game series' famous Fatalities, the brutal and violent finishing moves, and that they will come straight out of the game.

    The new Mortal Kombat movie currently has a release date set for March 5, 2021, which means it will likely begin filming sometime at the end of this year or early 2020.

    Considering how popular the first Mortal Kombat movie still is with many fans, there are probably a lot of people anticipating this updated version. Hopefully, the new movie will have a killer soundtrack as well.
     
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    I think the picture is hilarious
     
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    nice, getting that r rating for gore is the only way to make a mortal kombat movie. but liu kang is the least interesting character for me. they should have subzero or scorpion be the protagonist. lie kang, sonya, cage should just be a supporting character. tom cruise should play raiden.
     
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    Sure, many Hollywood movies have an evil demon as the protagonist. Maybe it could be a Scorpion-Baraka buddy cop comedy.
     
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  5. Jontro

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    scorpion being the smart mouth, sarcastic cop, played by tom cruise would be gold. sean penn should do baraka as the tense, no nonsense cop.
     
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    MKCU here we come! :rolleyes:
     
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    Reptile was always the most interesting character to me back in the day.
     
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    Who cares who plays who? Just show me the fatalities.
     
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    Raiden is the OG
    Who cares about Lu Kang
     
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    Oh yeah, I completely forgot that Ken/Ryu players always gravitated to Raiden.
     
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    GET OVER HERE!!!
     
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    Even the raiden dude in big trouble in little China was cool
     
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    Not Subzero? His ice-ball thing was essentially the same buttons as the Haduken, wasn't it?
     
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    Agree, it was the same motion. Not sure where the Ryu/Ken connection to Raiden was there, but that was my experience with people I played both games with.
     
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    Mortal Kombat was a part of my childhood. Played Mortal Kombat on the Genesis. Walked to the gas station with a friend to play Mortal Kombat 2. Watched the original movie in the theater. When we could drive we went to Super Tracks to play Mortal Kombat 3.

    Looking forward to watching this.
     
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    No Johnny Cage seems like a weird choice.
     
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    No white man allowed.

    I mean I hope that was a joke.
     
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    played mk3 on supernintendo. couldn’t get passed the 3rd opponent. that shiz crazy hard. tom cruise and keanu need to be in this bih
     
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    Opening sequence has been released for anyone who's interested.....

     

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