After years of being in developmental hell, Mortal Kombat is finally being released on HBO Max and in selected theaters this April. Directed by Simon McQuoid, Mortal Kombat is being produced by visionary director James Wan and former Disney executive Todd Garner. Hoping to erase the memories of the critically panned Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the movie is considered to be one of the most-anticipated movies of 2021.
As rumors of expanding the Mortal Kombat franchise have lately been making the rounds, a latest report has confirmed that Warner Bros. is also producing another animated Mortal Kombat project that is currently being kept under wraps.
According to The Illuminerdi, the upcoming Mortal Kombat is not the only movie from that franchise that Warner Bros. is producing. The studio house is currently producing another animated project that might be tied-in to the live-action flick slated to release this April. The site has also claimed that Warner Bros. is also going to introduce five characters from the video-game franchise with casting for the voice actors being undertaken for the project. The list of characters and their voice-type is listed below.
Kobra – Male – (25-35) – Fiery street fighter, standing voice is raspy.
Kira– Female – (25-35) Troublesome, sadistic, cruel but level-headed. Mid to low register with scratchy and textured voice.
Tremor – Male – (30-40) Looking for an African American voice to sound. Bold, weighty, strong voice, intimidating, and burly.
Kuai Liang – Male – (60-70’s) – Asian Male. A warrior who is now a pacifist. Seasoned, strong, and powerful voice.
Kabal – Male – Ninja with a scarred face, immovable bad-ass, mid to low register.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Fans of this massively popular video-game franchise must be familiar with these five new characters who are slated to make their appearance in the animated project. As members of the Black Dragon faction, this group of mercenaries will be an exciting addition to the project.
Having split from the Red Dragon, the Black Dragon gained notoriety for its vicious and ruthless members who instantly became fan-favorites upon their introduction in Mortal Kombat: Deception. As both Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) and Kabal are set to appear in the live-action movie, the animated project might be set in the near future with an older Kuai Liang mentoring Kabal to create the Black Dragon faction. As the live-action movie is reported to be gruesome and violent with all the fatalities included, the animated project will hopefully up the ante a notch.
Mortal Kombat is scheduled to release on April 16, 2021 on HBO Max and selected theaters.