The Mortal Kombat reboot film is less than a month away, and while the record-breaking red band trailer got fans super-hyped, the fight clips are only a small taste to what’s to come. So far from what we’ve seen is that every fight will probably have their own spectacle depending on the characters fighting to death. Especially the Sub-Zero and Scorpion fight. According to Mortal Kombat producer Todd Garner, each and every single fight in the film will have its own personality.
Comicbook.com recently attended a Mortal Kombat press event. When Garner was asked about the influences of the film, he said, “Every single fight in this movie has its own personality. And it’s true to not only the game, but it’s true to the character. So I can’t tell you who’s fighting, but there’s one of the most brutal fights I’ve ever seen on film. And it’ll blow you away.”
“It’s the most violent, hand-to-hand, insane fight,” he continued. “And it’s not who you would expect to have the fight. There’s also a beautiful operatic fight. There’s swordsmanship and then you have a moment where you’ve seen in the trailer where Sub-Zero freezes Scorpion’s blood and stabs him with it. So every fight has its own personality.”
Mortal Kombat Official Synopsis
“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?”
The Mortal Kombat reboot film is directed by Simon McQuiod. The film stars Lewis Tan as a new character named Cole Young. The cast also includes Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, and Sisi Stringer as Mileena.
Mortal Kombat is set to premiere April 16th in theaters and on HBO Max.