Here's why MK3 is taking so long...
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Here's why MK3 is taking so long...
02/09/2004 08:31 PM EST
Mortal Kombat 3 has been in legal limbo for quite some time, and once that's over with, pre-production will begin soon. With a recent update on the official MK site, asking feedback from MK fans, it's obvious this film is aimed to please the fans of the series.

What's known is that Christopher Lambert will reprise his role as Rayden. Linden Ashby is definately interested, and stated that the script if very good in a recent interview.

The role of Sonya is in question, however; Sandra Hess is rumored to already be signed on for this film, but fans want Bridgette Wilson, from the first MK film, to reprise her role. Hudson Leick, who portrayed Callisto in TV's Xena, is also rumored to be a candidate for Sonya.

Quan Chi is confirmed to be the main villain of the movie, and chances are that Adoni Maropis will reprise that role (he portrayed Quan Chi in MK: Conquest, and was praised by MK fans for his excellent rendition of that role).

This film will be the most ambitious of them all, as John Wexler (director of MKA) has stated that this film will revolutionize the fighting genre.

The latest we've heard is that filming will begin in November, but because of the lack of updates, this seems untrue. The rumored release date as of now is around summer-fall 2004, meaning this might coincide with MK6, which would be a very good marketing strategy.

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RE: Here's why MK3 is taking so long...
11/01/2003 11:02 PM EST
Could you go into more detail about the "legal limbo"? Is there a rights problem or something? This is news to me.

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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/02/2003 01:15 AM EST
Actually it's old news; It's no secret Threshold DOESN'T want new line to be involved in the project, as they were repsonsible for MKA'S cheasiness (bad acting, choice of hunderes of fights instead of story, etc). Linden Ashby already confirmed the movie is in legal limbo.

Basically, once Threshold gets the rights to make the film, then production will begin. Unfortunately, this stuff happens behind the scenes, therefore there's no way we'll when this issue will be resolved; Like Spider Man, it could take a matter of weeks, or unfortunately, years. Of course, we're hoping for sooner than later.
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/02/2003 03:51 PM EST
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/02/2003 05:04 PM EST
Thanks for the update.

I just hope they deliver a fantastic masterpiece and i don't care how much time it would cost.

I loved the fact that QuanChi could be the new villain, i really really liked him in MKC but they have to use that costume instead of the MKDA costume
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11/02/2003 07:43 PM EST
Quan Chi WILL be the new villain, count on it. This was CONFIRMED by Threshold some time ago. Most likely Adoni Maropis from MKC will reprise that role. And I agree that he should use the same costume from MKC/MK4, but NOT from MKDA.
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Thanks for the update.

I just hope they deliver a fantastic masterpiece and i don't care how much time it would cost.

I loved the fact that QuanChi could be the new villain, i really really liked him in MKC but they have to use that costume instead of the MKDA costume

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11/02/2003 11:59 PM EST
Since Quan Chi is the main villian does this mean Sub-Zero's/Scorpion's roles be more significant? and I agree wit the Quan Chi costume thing...it should remain like it was in MKC/MK4
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/03/2003 07:05 AM EST
I've heard from sources aplenty that Sub-Zero will play a much more significant role compared to the previous films.
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Since Quan Chi is the main villian does this mean Sub-Zero's/Scorpion's roles be more significant? and I agree wit the Quan Chi costume thing...it should remain like it was in MKC/MK4

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11/03/2003 10:58 AM EST
Yes, Threshold said that Subzero will be the main hero.
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/03/2003 06:26 PM EST

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Yes, Threshold said that Subzero will be the main hero.


Actually no, I dont think they did.
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11/03/2003 08:24 PM EST

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I've heard from sources aplenty that Sub-Zero will play a much more significant role compared to the previous films.
ReikoJr Wrote:
Since Quan Chi is the main villian does this mean Sub-Zero's/Scorpion's roles be more significant? and I agree wit the Quan Chi costume thing...it should remain like it was in MKC/MK4


Interesting. Sounds good. In MKA, I didn't like how Sub-Zero had an extremely short role (and the same goes for Rain and Scorpion).
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/04/2003 12:15 PM EST
Thank you for the update.i was concerned about mk3 the movie.i was afraid that he woudn;t appear.Ok i saw the rumor about sub-zero.it is a good ideea but what about Scorpion..i want he would have a more important role.

PS:i also liked quan-chi who played in MKC but i liked more the actor that played in MKM sub-zero movies..and don;t know that;s the one who played in MKC but i liked him more.
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/06/2003 07:45 AM EST
The 2 quan chi's played in MKC and MKM are not played by the same actor. Personally I liked the MKC actor better, he looked meaner.

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11/06/2003 03:51 PM EST
The guy who played Quan Chi in MKM:SZ is the same guy who played as Kano in MK3 the game....Richard something...I forget the last name
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/06/2003 10:59 PM EST
we have gotten all the rights back from New Line - Threshold will be in control!

This was taken from a chat on the Mortalkombat.com website a while back with Joshua Wexler, and is what i have been saying for ages if people just heeded my words of wisdom. Jeff Meek is a strong chance to return, and yes, Quan Chi will be a major player. It was McDaniel, not Josh who said it'll be about Subby. Also, Hudson as Sonya isnt really a rumour, as something is not a rumour when you're the one starting it. People don't second guess anything about this new movie. i seriously have my doubts as to whether it will happen. unless it comes through the threshold, i will continue to have my doubts. these are the words of the Darth Hurricane
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/07/2003 07:39 PM EST

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The guy who played Quan Chi in MKM:SZ is the same guy who played as Kano in MK3 the game....Richard something...I forget the last name


...Divizo or someting. He was Kano in MK1 and MK2(background only) too. Another little fun factoid, Sal Divita who played Nightwolf in MK3 played Sub Zero in MKM

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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/08/2003 09:15 AM EST
you're right about the kano guy (richard divizio) but you're wrong about the sub-zero guy (mk3's sub-zero and shang tsung, as well as the ninjas in umk3/mkt). i found this out last night on a website pertaining to mkm, plus its in the credits of the game.
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/08/2003 12:52 PM EST

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Mortal Kombat 3 has been in legal limbo for quite some time, and once that's over with, pre-production will begin soon. With a recent update on the official MK site, asking feedback from MK fans, it's obvious this film is aimed to please the fans of the series.

What's known is that Christopher Lambert will reprise his role as Rayden. Linden Ashby is definately interested, and stated that the script if very good in a recent interview.

The role of Sonya is in question, however; Sandra Hess is rumored to already be signed on for this film, but fans want Bridgette Wilson, from the first MK film, to reprise her role. Hudson Leick, who portrayed Callisto in TV's Xena, is also rumored to be a candidate for Sonya.

Quan Chi is confirmed to be the main villain of the movie, and chances are that Adoni Maropis will reprise that role (he portrayed Quan Chi in MK: Conquest, and was praised by MK fans for his excellent rendition of that role).

This film will be the most ambitious of them all, as John Wexler (director of MKA) has stated that this film will revolutionize the fighting genre.

The latest we've heard is that filming will begin in November, but because of the lack of updates, this seems untrue. The rumored release date as of now is around summer-fall 2004, meaning this might coincide with MK6, which would be a very good marketing strategy.

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This is all very good, believeable information but how do I know that you are a reliable source. I do want to trust you, but there has been too many rumors floating around to take things at fave value. Would you mind stating some of your sources, or links to other places that agree with or confirm this information.

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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/08/2003 01:12 PM EST
All the info I posted is confirmed from Threshold and Linden Ashby in an interview with Talk Soup.
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11/08/2003 05:41 PM EST
Okay, that's cool. Is the interview on Talk Soups website or anything else. I'd like to read it if possible.

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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/09/2003 05:10 AM EST
Too bad they have the ending where Quan Chi is trapped in the netherrealm with Scorpion in Mk4. Always though that would be a good ending to a movie if they had Quan Chi in it as the main villian.
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/09/2003 12:31 PM EST
lol, just sit back and see if the movie is made, im sure it will be. I emailed threshold awhile back and asked them if they are going to make a new movie. They repied "In time, yes". So I have no doubt there will be another film. The only question Im wanting to know is when can we expect it?
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/09/2003 09:29 PM EST
I just wonder why people keep putting up new posts about the movie not being made. Also I have another question, will the movie be done by next year and will it be released on the big screen?
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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/10/2003 04:22 AM EST
??? Where did u get this info from?
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Too bad they have the ending where Quan Chi is trapped in the netherrealm with Scorpion in Mk4. Always though that would be a good ending to a movie if they had Quan Chi in it as the main villian.

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RE: Here&#39;s why MK3 is taking so long...
11/11/2003 06:18 AM EST
that's the first semi-intelligent post I've seen from Iron Smoke.

They need sponsors... first it was legal problems, then it was money trouble.

For all I know though, they have the money by now, and are making the movies.
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