Mortal Kombat Movie 2021
Mortal Kombat movie 2021 is one of the most anticipated movies to drop from Warner Bros. However, fans of the game and movies may have to wait even longer for the blood gushing Kombat to “get over here.”
Why Push the Release?
Warner Bros decided to delay the film a week later than it’s anticipated April 16 release date. The Mortal Kombat movie 2021 will be released on April 23. The film will drop on HBO Max on the same day as it hits theaters. The reason to push the release back is two-fold. One, the highly CGI versus battle film, Godzilla vs. Kong’s date was too close together.
Both films will be big earners for the company and they wanted to separate the dates to encourage fans to see both and not feel like they had to choose between the two. The other reason, to buy time and hope that restrictions post Covid-19 will decrease and increase the amount of people allowed in theaters.
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Plot and Kast
Mortal Kombat movie 2021 will be directed by Simon McQuoid. If that name sounds familiar, you may be aware of his other work directing live-action commercials for PlayStation. So far so good. McQuoid promises an adaptation close to the gameplay. It will push the envelope and include all the moments that gamers love from the controversial game. NetherRealm’s Fatalities, blood, Kombat, “Finish him/her”, the mortal kombat movie 2021 will have it all.
The Film introduces us to Cole (Lewis Tan), an MMA fighter who isn’t a stranger to Kombat and brutality. He is branded with the game’s insignia, a dragon, that he claims is a birthmark. Cole learns that there may be more to his birthmark like an invitation to compete in the deadliest tournament known to man and supernatural alike. Cole seeks out earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.
- Lewis Tan as Cole Young
- Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade
- Josh Lawson as Kano
- Tadanobu Asano as Raiden
- Mehcad Brooks as Jax
- Ludi Lin as Liu Kang
- Chin Han as Shang Tsung
- Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion
- Joe Taslim as Bi-Han /Sub Zero
- Max Huang as Kung Lao
- Sisi Stringer as Mileena
- Daniel Nelson as Kabal
- Elissa Cadwell as Nitara
- Matilda Kimber as Emily Young
- Laura Bret as Alison Young
How Will Mortal Kombat Movie 2021 differ from it’s 1995 adaptation?
The 1995 release was a fan cult favorite but cheesy and wouldn’t stand up today. But, the 1995 movie still sticks in the minds of those who love the pop culture phenomenon. Pure nostalgia spills through the techno blaring theme song for one that calls out all the fighters in the tournament. The latest release will be soundtracked by Hans Zimmer. Mortal Kombat movie 2021 will differ dramatically because technology is more advanced and this film has a bigger budget, double that of its predecessor ($40–50 million).
Fan Service to the New Mortal Kombat movie 2021
“I’ve always talked about respecting the material, and respecting the fans,” McQuoid says in the new Meet the Kast video. “They all deserve to see their beloved characters elevated to this cinematic height.” To ensure Mortal Kombat movie 2021 stays true to games, an immense detail went into the production design and the hands-on action sequences that “promises are not ‘all CG.’”
“I’ve been playing the game since I was a kid,” Tan says. “For lack of a better way to describe it, you don’t want to mess it up because it’s so iconic. You want to bring something new to the table that people haven’t seen before, but at the same time, really respect and pay homage to these legendary worlds that were already created.”
There will be blood!
Mortal Kombat movie 2021 wouldn’t be true to the game without some blood shed. Simon McQuoid remarks that even in violence there could be some beauty. McQuoid hopes that he can incorporate this within Mortal Kombat movie 2021. “I’ve always believed that something elegant and beautiful can cohabitate with [the] brutal and primal. All of the detail gives the audience a sense of realism and connectivity to this world.”
Simon McQuoid also takes some artistic liberties exploring the theme of blood. “Blood represents family,” he tells EW. “Blood represents a connection. Blood represents who we are. Without getting too overcomplicated, what we did is use blood executionally.” And blood starts flowing immediately at the opening of Mortal Kombat Movie 2021.
An example of his exploration is the blood feud between the clans of Hanzo and Bi-Han ( Joe Taslim). The 10-minute opening sequence of Mortal Kombat movie 2021, kicks off in feudal Japan, long before supernatural abilities take hold,” Scorpion and Sub-Zero Feud ends in “a pretty nasty hand-to-hand combat”, McQuoid says.
Fatalities will appear in Mortal Kombat movie 2021. Fans of the game know fatalities to be an easter egg in the game that provides a flashy and gory finisher to win the game. A common fatality is ripping out someone’s spine. Lewis Tan confirms, “We’ve picked a couple of iconic ones. There’s a lot of really cool signature moves that you’ll see, a lot of Easter eggs that we snuck into the film, but there are some really bad*** fatalities that I can’t wait to see on the big screen. They’re brutal, man. They don’t hold back.” In this territory, McQuoid will push the edge of gory and brutal while still reigning it, maintaining the appeal of releasing the film at an R-rating.