While this years Mortal Kombat film was met with mixed reviews one thing is for certain, seeing for some of our favorite kombantants done faithfully in a live-action iteration was something special to see. But since Warner Brothers has plans for more sequels to be released, we are excited to see what is to come in future installments. We will be taking a look at ten kombatants we would love to see in the next Mortal Kombat movie. SPOILER WARNING for those who have not yet seen the new film.
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Although it was awesome seeing an iteration of Mileena in the 2021 film, we wish there was a bit more back story to her Tarkatan roots. Enter Baraka, giving writers the opportunity to cross Barakas paths with Liu Kang if they chose to incorporate Shao Khan in future films. We would love to see the sheer ruthlessness of the Tarkatan on full display, equipped with his iconic arm blades. Lets just hope if they do decide to bring this character to the big screen, they rely on make up and practical effects rather than creating a completely CGI character.
Imagine Daredevil but as a telekinetic swordsman, that is what you get with a Kenshi. First debuting in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Kenshi has become a fan favorite among many players throughout the years. The film can explore the works of Shang Tsung and the imprisonment of Kenshi’s ancestors, therefore creating a motivating factor for Kenshi to join Raiden as another champion to compete in the tournament. Similar to the story that was displayed in the 2011 reboot. While many fans have loved the idea of Keanu Reeves taking on the role of Kenshi, due to the characters Japanese decent, we would hope to see someone an actor in that culture to take on the role.
It was a bit surprising we didn’t get to see Kitana in this first film. However, she was references in one brief scene. Understandably, they are most likely holding her character out for the sequel as they explore the Shao Khan and those related to him, considering Khan is one of the biggest threats in Mortal Kombat. Not only would incorporating her would make for an interesting intro to Khan, but also a chance to develop Liu Kang further into the story, considering they both share a bit of a romance within the video games. This could also pose as a story development for Milenna if she were to return.
With the appearance if Shao Khan and possible Kitana, would hopefully come with the appearance of Jade. As a personal servant to Shao Khan, Jade was assigned to watch over Kitana and grew a bond throughout the games. The film could demonstrate the relationship between both Khan and Kitana, as Kitana decides to go against her fathers wishes and join Raiden and Liu Kang. Creating tension between both warriors and the conflict of Jades loyalty for her master or friendship with Kitana. Plus, we would love to see her use that awesome tri-blade she brought with her in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.
Although the story of Scorpion and Sub-Zero was changed for the film, there still could have been some medaling we were not aware behind the scenes. As a significant villain in the Mortal Kombat universe. A sorcerer similar to Shang Tsung, Quan Chi was responsible for the death of Scorpion and his clan, as he changed his appearance to look like Sub-Zero. Later giving Scorpion his abilities and setting him on the path of revenge to enter the Mortal Kombat and face against the killer of his clan. A side story that could be explored in future sequels as he makes his appearance in the realm.
Originally as an unplayable opponent in Mortal Kombat 2, it wasn’t until Mortal Kombat 3 that he became a playable character. Another ninja like Sub-Zero or Scorpion, he has the ability to emit smoke and is a member of the Lin Kuei. However, eventually became part of the cybernetic initiative that turned fellow combatants Cyrax and Sektor into cyborgs. A story that could be further explored in the films as a side quest for characters like Jax or Sonia. He most likely would not play a major role in the film, however he is somebody that we would love to see within these movies.
Revealed to be a demigod in Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Rains allegiance falls along those of Shao Khan and his followers. Similar to smoke he most likely would not play a prominent role in the film but instead as a minion of Shang Tsung or Shao Khan. What puts rain on this list is his unique style of fighting combining his martial arts with the power of water. As we were impressed with Sub-Zero and his abilities in the first film, we can imagine what the visual effects artist could do with rain and his abilities in future films.
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Not exactly a favorite character, he was still referenced in the first film as the person who trained Liu Kang just as revealed in the game Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Perhaps not a major role in the film, but a quick cameo could make for an interesting scene, no fighting would be necessary although maybe a quick fight to show off some of his drunken boxing as displayed in the games. Just as long as he doesn’t use any of these other moves from the games, we would love to just see an impressive display of drunken boxing. Since we haven’t seen anything like it since Jackie Chan showed it off.
After scorpion got his revenge on Sub-Zero by killing him, we wonder where the story of Sub Zero and Scorpion will go from here. Just as in the games after Bi Han’s death, he is resurrected as Noob Siabot. Armed with a sickle and a shadow like being attached to him, new has become one of fans favorite players to fight as and one of the most overpowered fighters in the games. However, we would love to see the ghost of Bi Han return and battle again against Hanzo Hasashi. Hopefully with the return of Joe Taslim.
If the story of Scorpion and Sub-Zero wouldn’t continue through Noob Saibot, then perhaps it could do the brother of Bi Han. As now Kuai Liang enters battle to avenge his brothers death and bring order back to the Lin Kuei. We might even be able to see the story from Mortal Kombat 11 appear in the films, as both Hanzo Hasashi and Kuai Liang make an alliance against Quan Chi or Shang Tsung and his forces. One thing we know for sure by now about Mortal Kombat, is that these two iconic characters are the glue that holds this franchise together. What would Mortal Kombat be without the Lin Kuei and the Shirai Ryu.