A new behind-the-scenes trailer for the Mortal Kombat movie on the street. It includes new looks at the reboot’s brutal fights, special moves, and gorgeous locations.
A new Mortal Kombat video shows previously unseen fight scenes, powers, locations, and commentary from the cast and crew. The upcoming film will reboot the MK franchise for the big screen.
An ensemble cast including Lewis Tan, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ludi Lin, Jesica McNamee Mehcad Brooks. Mortal Kombat is scheduled for release on April 23 in theaters and on HBO Max.
The upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot movie has fully engaged. The wheels of the promotional machine now that it is set to debut in theaters. It will release on HBO Max on April 23rd, and that includes a newly released featurette featuring the cast, writer, and director talking about their characters and the movie more generally. As a bonus, the new featurette appears to include some new footage, which is always exciting.
Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie, in case you missed it.
More specifically, the featurette appears to include the best look yet at Nathan Jones’ character. Jones had once been rumored to be playing Shao Kahn in the film. However, it looks as if he will be playing Reiko instead. Reiko is a relatively minor character in the lore of the franchise. As we’ve seen with Nitara and Kabal, the movie reboot isn’t afraid of digging deeper than usual.
The Bottom Line
Throughout the lead-up to Mortal Kombat’s release, director Simon McQuoid, and the film’s cast have emphasized their desire to create a grounded and emotionally impactful story. Intense martial arts action and brutal violence are still at the heart of the film, of course, but the reboot’s mission has been to blend that bloody style with meaningful character arcs and relationships. The Mortal Kombat games’ lore is quite extensive, and it looks like the new film is digging into that mythos to try to create a captivating world of magic and martial arts.
As Warner Bros. focuses on developing strong branded content to fill out its HBO Max library, Mortal Kombat certainly has a lot of potential for future expansion. Additional films and streaming series could both easily fit into the franchise’s sprawling universe, and with so many beloved characters to choose from, there’s a huge number of stories that could tell. Mortal Kombat’s future will largely depend on how critics and moviegoers respond to the reboot when released on April 23.