Following the discharge of the brutally good Mortal Kombat trailer, producer Todd Garner has taken to social media to thank followers. Garner couldn’t assist however get slightly emotional seeing the overwhelmingly optimistic reactions to the newly launched footage, declaring that every one the laborious work and time away from his family members had been price it.
“MK fans. I’m watching your reactions to the trailer & I’m in tears. Sometimes fans forget that there are humans behind these movies & I personally had to be away from my family for almost 5 months to work on this. Your smiles & gasps have made it all worth it today. Thank you!”
Garner cleared up any confusion stating that they’re certainly “Tears of joy to be clear,” one thing which little doubt many a Mortal Kombat fan has been diminished to whereas shouting “get over here!” and watching the trailer for the hundredth time.
Because of the trailer, which hit the web yesterday with a blood-soaked punch, we now have a significantly better concept of what to anticipate from the upcoming reboot. Based mostly on the massively profitable online game franchise of the identical title, Mortal Kombat is clearly not shying away from the identical violent streak that has made the collection so in style. One thing which has gone over very effectively with followers.
Extra of the story has additionally been revealed, with director Simon McQuoid revealing that a part of the film will probably be about “the birth of Scorpion,” and that Sub-Zero would be the predominant antagonist. The film can even introduce a brand-new character to Mortal Kombat lore, MMA fighter Cole Younger. Blissfully unaware of his heritage, or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has despatched his finest warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt him down, Cole is pressured to go looking for Sonya Blade on the course of Jax, a Particular Forces Main who bears the identical unusual dragon marking Cole was born with.
Quickly, Cole finds himself on the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those that bear the mark. Right here, he trains with skilled warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to face with Earth’s best champions in opposition to the enemies of Outworld in a excessive stakes battle for the universe.
Mortal Kombat is directed by Simon McQuoid, making his characteristic movie directorial debut, working from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham. The film stars Wu Assassins actor Lewis Tan as new character and lead, Cole Younger. He’s joined by a complete host of acquainted faces from the Mortal Kombat legacy together with Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han/Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Max Huang as Kung Lao, and Daniel Nelson as Kabal.
Mortal Kombat is scheduled to be launched in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service by Warner Bros. Photos on April 16, 2021. This involves us courtesy of Todd Garner’s official Twitter account.