‘Mortal Kombat’ – 4 Shocking Facts about Its Cast, Story and Characters!

  • AUTHOR: ERIKA ROSS
  • POSTED ON: 19/Feb/2021
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‘Let the greatest tournament begin!’


The internet is going crazy over the first trailer of “Mortal Kombat,” a much-anticipated reboot of a popular game franchise of the same name. Labelled as “red band trailer,” it features a lot of iconic characters and fatalities from the game series, including Kano’s heart rip and Lui Kang turning into fire.


The movie is R-rated, and why wouldn’t it be? After all, there’s no Kombat without slicing of heads, ripping of hearts, and plenty of knife action!


Directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by James Wan, the upcoming movie is the latest addition to the long list of movies and TV shows based on the game franchise. Unlike its previous underperforming 1995 and 1997 movies, McQuoid is intending to bring some of fans’ most favorite Kombatants and fatalities – an ultra-violent face-off between characters in the most bloody and gruesome way possible. 


The script is written by Greg and Dave Callaham, who also worked in the newly-released DC movie, Wonder Woman 1984.


Ahead of the movie release, here are four shocking facts you need to know about Mortal Kombat’s cast, story, and characters:


It has a plethora of characters



Warner Bros’ Mortal Kombat 3 features almost every well-known Kombatant. Check out the complete list of Mortal Kombat characters and cast members:


Lewis Tan stars as a protagonist Cole Young

Chin Han as Shang Tsung, 

Joe Taslim as Bi-Han also known as Sub-Zero,

Mortal Kombat Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Josh Lawson as Kano,

Tadanobu Asano as Raiden,

Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade,

Tadanobu Asano as Raiden,

Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade,

Max Huang as Kung Lao,

Mehcad Brooks as Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs,

Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi also known as Scorpion,

Sisi Stringer as Mileena.


It features signature gore and violence of game series



The game franchise is known for its violence, including vicious murders and ridiculously over-the-top finishing moves. And much for fans’ entertainment, the movie also features the same.


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The trailer is labeled as restricted “red band” trailer, which means that it has plenty of Mortal Kombat-style violence: Sub-Zero shattering Jax arms, Scorpions ripping people’ heads, and Kano ripping out the heart of an unfortunate character.


But nothing matches the cruelty of Sub-Zero stabbing a person with a sword made out of his own blood! The movie’s iconic villain, Sub-Zero is like a darker version of Disney’s character Elsa. Okay, maybe not, but gosh, those are some sick scenes!


Mortal Kombat 2021 trailer introduces a new character, Cole Young



The first thing that comes to your mind after the fighting game series and watching the trailer is “who is Cole Young?” in addition to other interesting and playable characters.


In the trailer, we see him as an MMA fighter with a dragon-shaped birthmark. It turns out that he is the chosen one to appear in the great Kombat. We know that the movie villain, Sub-Zero is after him, which means he is of great importance.


To put it in simpler terms, he is our protagonist who is supposed to save the earth from the opponents of OutWorld.


One of the main characters from the previous movies is missing in the trailer: Johnny Cage. He is a star-turned fighter and protagonist in the previous movies. It would be pretty bizarre to have the latest “Mortal Kombat” movie with Johnny Cage. Perhaps it’s exactly what Cole is supposed to be. Who knows? We have to wait till 16th April to find out.


The trailer also features Sub-Zero’s iconic “Get Over Here!” dialogue


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The overall trailer looks pretty dope! It resonates well with the game’s storyline, gory theme, and violent tone. But if this isn’t enough for you, McQuoid and his team have decided to incorporate iconic features from the game with dialogues like “Get over here!” and “Finish them!” And that’s when the movie successfully sold to its long-running fandom!


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The trailer ends with Sub-Zero uttering three of his most popular words from the entire Mortal Kombat franchise: “Get over here!” Indeed, the ending of this trailer is enough to get us on board. How about you?


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Updated 2021-02-20 at 15:10:53

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