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Mick-LuciferPosted: 08/17/2015 06:30 PMStatus ::
Lewis Tan is Kung Jin in New Webseries Photo

New character Kung Jin will make the leap from video game to live-action series when actor/model Lewis Tan debuts in Mortal Kombat X. The actor confirmed his role via Instagram, sharing a new photo in costume as the thief turned Shaolin Monk. It confirms popular speculation about his role sparked by previous photos.

Mortal Kombat Online recently confirmed the completion of what will be the third webseries, once released. Tan calls the project "Mortal Kombat X". An official release date is still unknown.

A reported casting call revealed unconfirmed details of the role, describing the character in terms relevant to the games incarnation. Kung Jin is a cousin of legendary fallen hero Kung Lao, who turns to a life of thievery, before a pivotal encounter with Raiden restores him to the hero's path.

A filming call sheet from the series confirms the presence of other new characters from Mortal Kombat X [full story], appearing opposite returning star Casper Van Dien as Johnny Cage. Van Dien -- who joined the web cast in Mortal Kombat: Legacy II -- recently shared photos with original big screen Johnny Cage Linden Ashby [full story].

August coincides with the twentieth anniversary of Mortal Kombat's first foray into live-action adaptation. Mortal Kombat: The Movie debuted in theatres in 1995. Directed by British up-and-comer Paul W. Anderson, the film went on to achieve massive success, and remains an exception to gaming's difficulties in Hollywood. The timing may not be a coincidence.

Looking forward to live-action MKX? Register to follow and discuss the webseries on the Media & Merchandise forum! Special thanks to kommunity user Siang for sharing the photo! Support the site by liking & sharing stories via @MK_Online, Facebook & YouTube!

SiangPosted: 08/17/2015 06:54 AMStatus ::

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Lewis Tan as Kung Jin (photo).. link

johnny_cage_winPosted: 08/17/2015 06:57 AMStatus ::

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Looks the part.


JadedReignPosted: 08/17/2015 11:49 AMStatus ::

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RE: Lewis Tan as Kung Jin (photo).. link

God damn he hot. O_O;

KenshiMaster16Posted: 08/17/2015 12:21 PMStatus ::

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RE: Lewis Tan as Kung Jin (photo).. link

Interesting. Wonder when this will see the light of day.

ImperatrixSindelPosted: 08/17/2015 02:46 PMStatus ::

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RE: Lewis Tan as Kung Jin (photo).. link

That is one handsome young man. Hope this is good!

b-rad007Posted: 08/17/2015 03:34 PMStatus ::

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Siang Wrote:

is this for the movie that's being made or the web series? If it's the movie i was hoping for some mkx characters to be in the mix. It'd be hype as hell to see Kotal Kahn performing some open heart surgery on the big screen.

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JAX007Posted: 08/17/2015 03:49 PMStatus ::

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RE: Lewis Tan as Kung Jin (photo).. link

Curious about the series, hope we see it soon...

Also, how about they model Kung Jin to look a bit more like this in the next game.

ProfesserAhnkaPosted: 08/17/2015 04:02 PMStatus ::

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RE: Lewis Tan as Kung Jin (photo).. link

Hot piece of ass

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BADASS6669Posted: 08/17/2015 07:54 PMStatus ::

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He looks gay enough to play Kung Jin

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CaTigeReptilePosted: 08/17/2015 08:21 PMStatus ::

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RE: Lewis Tan is Kung Jin in New Webseries Photo

Damn, son. You gentlemen lucked out.

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SpellcraftQuillPosted: 08/17/2015 09:16 PMStatus ::

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RE: Lewis Tan is Kung Jin in New Webseries Photo

The in-game Kung Jin looks too anime. I hope Lewis Tan can make the character likeable enough that Jin will take after his (Tan's) appearance. This did happen with Kano and also introduced a primary power couple to the series (Kitana x Liu Kang, arguably Sonya x Johnny)

Tetra_VegaPosted: 08/23/2015 04:03 PMStatus ::

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RE: Lewis Tan is Kung Jin in New Webseries Photo

Seems legit. Facial hair reminds me of Kai, whose noble thief(wise street badass story he inherited.


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