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Mick-LuciferPosted: 11/01/2014 04:19 PMStatus ::
Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Tweets Kenshi Fantasy Casting

Universal Pictures' 2013 martial arts fantasy 47 Ronin may have come and gone with devastatingly little fanfare -- but it seems its samurai star Keanu Reeves has caught the eye of Ed Boon. The Mortal Kombat franchise co-creator tweeted his fantasy kombat kasting, endorsing the actor as a "great" option for Kenshi.


"You know who would be great to play as Kenshi in an 3rd Mortal Kombat movie?..." - @noobde

This hasn't been the only Kenshi reference coming from the Mortal Kombat X Creative Director's feed, of late.

A behind-the-scenes photo from the motion capture studio seemed to point a fairly blatant, telekinetic finger in the direction of Kenshi's return inclusion. We'd comfortably hazard a guess now is as good time as any to read double meaning into Boon's tweets: a November reveal - a reasonable possibility.

[Related Article: Whos Next? 6 Character Boot Teaser Sparks Footprint Analysis]

Much as a sword-wielding, samurai-fighting Keanu Reeves might be an MKX clue of convenience -- the casting suggestion isn't without its merit! It was downright impossible to escape Keanu/Kenshi fan casting as early as 2003, thanks largely to the global release of trilogy finale: The Matrix Revolutions.

A bloodied, blindfolded Reeves [pictured right] drew instant comparisons to 2002 Deadly Alliance newcomer: "Blind" Kenshi. He'd even developed a Wi-Fi pseudo telekinesis to support the coincidence!

We won't make too much of Boon's intended endorsement, but with Warner Brothers announcing expansions that include a new live-action Mortal Kombat webseries - the prospects of a feature film are ready for fresh discussion.

Of course, you know what else Warner Brothers owns, don't you? The Matrix trilogy. A guest character as belated celebration for the 15th anniversary of the first film, perhaps?...

[Related Article: Speculation: Could a 2015 Movie Tie-In Provide MKXs Guest Fighter?]

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H3ndrixPosted: 11/01/2014 04:29 PMStatus ::


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RE: Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Tweets Kenshi Fantasy Casting

Looks like we will most likely see Kenshi as our next reveal. Pretty cool.

KenshiMaster16Posted: 11/01/2014 04:32 PMStatus ::


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RE: Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Tweets Kenshi Fantasy Casting

I've been thinking this for the past several weeks. If the next reveal isn't Kenshi, it'd definitely be an epic trolling effort from Ed.

OnagaPosted: 11/01/2014 04:39 PMStatus ::


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RE: Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Tweets Kenshi Fantasy Casting

Who wants to bet this is all a giant misdirection from Boon.

KenshiMaster16Posted: 11/01/2014 04:45 PMStatus ::


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RE: Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Tweets Kenshi Fantasy Casting

Kenshi being revealed now? Possibly. But the picture of the mocap session? Can't see them faking that.

krajaxPosted: 11/01/2014 06:49 PMStatus ::


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RE: Mortal Kombat Co-Creator Tweets Kenshi Fantasy Casting

KenshiMaster16 Wrote:
I've been thinking this for the past several weeks. If the next reveal isn't Kenshi, it'd definitely be an epic trolling effort from Ed.


I'm leaning towards that possibility :B

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