Mortal Kombat (2021) Reboot - Official Production Update Thread
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11/05/2019 04:23 PM EST

i would imagine that would rest of november to the final stuff while december is just wrapping up the fliming?

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11/05/2019 07:19 PM EST

Well yea finish their schedules. Are you talking like the pickup stuff where they come back and reshoot anything they missed? I don't know that schedule either. I'm guessing with a whole year between production and release date they want to use the time for reshoots, editing, visual effects, and of course to begin marketing the film in a way fans will positively respond or at least embrace it.

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11/05/2019 08:01 PM EST

Well yea finish their schedules. Are you talking like the pickup stuff where they come back and reshoot anything they missed? I don't know that schedule either. I'm guessing with a whole year between production and release date they want to use the time for reshoots, editing, visual effects, and of course to begin marketing the film in a way fans will positively respond or at least embrace it.

i know the going to reshoot for stuff they miss but im guessing thea jame wan going to take over for most 2020 for visual effects and around sdcc they start promting the movie

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11/06/2019 09:44 AM EST

Pretty much the only thing updated today is from Jessica Namee and it's another weird video from set. I am thinking she is filming the back of set pieces and into the crew's areas because nothing at all is being revealed.

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11/06/2019 01:56 PM EST

He's trolling. Ignore him. I copied and pasted Greg's exact tweet and he still tries and argue. At this point he's arguing with himself and anything living in his head. Let him be and ignore him.

That's exactly what Greg Russo wrote, I didn't take anything out of context. Also don't know what conspiracy theory you are referring about if not the ones in your addled mind.

Also, nobody is trying to make you spoil more infos on the movie.

I just expressed my legit doubts for what ilittle is known about this movie, nothing more, nothing less. Just keep expectations in check because the MK franchise is not big enough to spawn a full fledged cinematic universe like Marvel.

For now, it this movie reaches the same levels of the first one is a great thing. I'd be glad to change my mind in the future, but right now the premise is that of a left on its own. That's it.

Not's not at all what Greg Russo tweeted. Stop taking things out of context. This is his exact tweet:

I understand some fans are concerned that certain characters haven't been announced. Let me assure you that there's a plan in place for everyone. Has been for some time. No one will be replaced and no one will be forgotten. It's about making sure we do them proper justice! #MK

what are talking about about yes it is there are tone of lore they can use and tone of relams they can do plus with the future of MK frenachise lore changing as well threr lore there as well

No shit, you quoted Greg's message where he writes that BASICALLY no character is going to be skipped over or replaced, which is exactly what I wrote.

Learn some english, dude, you seriously need.

Also stop at offending.

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11/06/2019 02:03 PM EST

He's trolling. Ignore him. I copied and pasted Greg's exact tweet and he still tries and argue. At this point he's arguing with himself and anything living in his head. Let him be and ignore him.

That's exactly what Greg Russo wrote, I didn't take anything out of context. Also don't know what conspiracy theory you are referring about if not the ones in your addled mind.

Also, nobody is trying to make you spoil more infos on the movie.

I just expressed my legit doubts for what ilittle is known about this movie, nothing more, nothing less. Just keep expectations in check because the MK franchise is not big enough to spawn a full fledged cinematic universe like Marvel.

For now, it this movie reaches the same levels of the first one is a great thing. I'd be glad to change my mind in the future, but right now the premise is that of a left on its own. That's it.

Not's not at all what Greg Russo tweeted. Stop taking things out of context. This is his exact tweet:

I understand some fans are concerned that certain characters haven't been announced. Let me assure you that there's a plan in place for everyone. Has been for some time. No one will be replaced and no one will be forgotten. It's about making sure we do them proper justice! #MK

what are talking about about yes it is there are tone of lore they can use and tone of relams they can do plus with the future of MK frenachise lore changing as well threr lore there as well

No shit, you quoted Greg's message where he writes that BASICALLY no character is going to be skipped over or replaced, which is exactly what I wrote.

Learn some english, dude, you seriously need.

Also stop at offending.

stop offending what?

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11/07/2019 10:20 AM EST

Updates are small. Jessica Namee has presented some videos of the makeup crew dancing in their trailer and Lewis Tan revealed he is adorning temporary tattoos. I am also posting a cast photo where a lot of the cast are in it. With these photos and Tan's camera shot I'm guessing we are on the set of an interior with rock or ice; his emoticon suggests ice. Possibly back in the set where the MMA fight was filmed. I think I missed Taslim's story post with the director's name on his chair, I cannot recall but his story is empty. In the cast photo we see a variety of members: A new guy, Dave Neus, Lewis Tan, Joe Taslim, Sisi, Rayden, Chin Han, and Max. Missing are Liu Kang, Jessica Namee, Josh Lawson.

So far I can't determine if Mehcad Brooks is training or has been on set but his weekend posts suggests he is back.

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11/07/2019 01:17 PM EST

Dave Neus is producer who has worked on a lot of new line films

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11/07/2019 01:23 PM EST

Updates are small. Jessica Namee has presented some videos of the makeup crew dancing in their trailer and Lewis Tan revealed he is adorning temporary tattoos. I am also posting a cast photo where a lot of the cast are in it. With these photos and Tan's camera shot I'm guessing we are on the set of an interior with rock or ice; his emoticon suggests ice. Possibly back in the set where the MMA fight was filmed. I think I missed Taslim's story post with the director's name on his chair, I cannot recall but his story is empty. In the cast photo we see a variety of members: A new guy, Dave Neus, Lewis Tan, Joe Taslim, Sisi, Rayden, Chin Han, and Max. Missing are Liu Kang, Jessica Namee, Josh Lawson.

So far I can't determine if Mehcad Brooks is training or has been on set but his weekend posts suggests he is back.

i know kitana wont be in this movie but who would pick for the actress i been hearing alot about Jessica Henwick

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11/09/2019 04:59 PM EST

Week 9:

Here are the latest photos:

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11/11/2019 02:39 PM EST

Some casting news today with one character announced, and there's also a stunt woman / actor who appears to be involved to for an unnamed role.

https://twitter.com/WriterRusso/status/1193971136305872897

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11/11/2019 03:15 PM EST
11/11/2019 03:19 PM EST

Who's the stuntwoman, where did you see that?

This is the horror character I teased in my hints:

For those who don't know and want to know... MKDA's Nitara is in the 11/18 draft and thanks to a leaked video from Ludi Lin (Liu Kang) (who's spent all last night posting story photos) with character names on the cast trailers, Nitara was spotted and is officiated by Greg Russo. She will be played by Elissa Cadwell. I will not give details to Nitara's role but hopefully this paints a different picture on your take on this film.

Some casting news today with one character announced, and there's also a stunt woman / actor who appears to be involved to for an unnamed role.

https://twitter.com/WriterRusso/status/1193971136305872897

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11/11/2019 03:21 PM EST

With this official cast reveal from Greg himself, I am more convinced this film is very similar to the 11/18 script draft.

Again, this is going to be different, in many ways, from either the MK1-MK3 story or the MK9-MK11 reboot daga.

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11/11/2019 04:06 PM EST

With this official cast reveal from Greg himself, I am more convinced this film is very similar to the 11/18 script draft.

Again, this is going to be different, in many ways, from either the MK1-MK3 story or the MK9-MK11 reboot daga.

different is fine im curios on ntara role could be working with mileena since she from outworld it not possible that she could existed when shao kahn tookover

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11/11/2019 04:18 PM EST

Technically speaking, since MK1, Shao Kahn has always been Emperor of Outworld in the early days but wasn't given a name until MK2.

Shang Tsung always did his bidding.

With this official cast reveal from Greg himself, I am more convinced this film is very similar to the 11/18 script draft.

Again, this is going to be different, in many ways, from either the MK1-MK3 story or the MK9-MK11 reboot daga.

different is fine im curios on ntara role could be working with mileena since she from outworld it not possible that she could existed when shao kahn tookover

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11/11/2019 04:25 PM EST

Technically speaking, since MK1, Shao Kahn has always been Emperor of Outworld in the early days but wasn't given a name until MK2.

Shang Tsung always did his bidding.

With this official cast reveal from Greg himself, I am more convinced this film is very similar to the 11/18 script draft.

Again, this is going to be different, in many ways, from either the MK1-MK3 story or the MK9-MK11 reboot daga.

different is fine im curios on ntara role could be working with mileena since she from outworld it not possible that she could existed when shao kahn tookover

hmmm that now im more curios about nitara role i know in deadly alience she was looking for Portal Sphere to free outworld but they not doing that timeline

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11/11/2019 07:35 PM EST

Week 9 Production: HUGE CAST SPOILED

For those just checking in, Lundi Lin, who plays Liu Kang, accidentally revealed too much in his over 6 minute story video, still playing on Instagram. In it he revealed a cast member, by MK character name, not yet officially announced. If you missed it, scroll up and check the spoiler tags. Greg Russo officiated this link, even so much as revealing who will be playing the character (it appears to be a stuntperson who appeared in Aquaman).

Contrary to prior suggestion, Shang Tsung is there and has been there. Perhaps the photo he posted of a plane represents an older photo or even a scene change.

It appears almost all of the cast are present and accounted for and the videos are telling of this.

If you missed these videos, do not worry as I have been archiving them and collected almost 98.9% of the content released.

Lundi Lin goes on to show us backstage from the trailers and walks right into the studio behind the set Jessica Namee has been filming for a while. It's uncertain what it all means.

So far, almost everything is lining up with what I have read in the 11/18 script. I didn't expect much to change since that was the draft that seemed to put things in motion before the January 2019 draft and of course, likely the shooting script in September 2019.

I am not going to provide any more hints or major spoilers. But I hope that cast member reveal paints a picture that, while this is the same MK in terms of following its very base lore and tournament rules, expect changes.

In 1995, the tagline was: "Nothing Has Prepared You for This." Recently, Greg Russo pretty much modernized it in his response to a fan asking why we have to wait until 2021: "Cause the world ain’t ready for it yet. #MortalKombat"

And truth be told, he is right. Since we will have a full year between production and release (15 months to be exact) New Line will have plenty of time to prepare all of us for these changes. I'm also hoping we will get the animated film teased as a tie-in the same way TJB was to the 1995 film, hopefully a little better treatment. I'm not a fan of comic books (I find them a huge waste of time and money) when a trading card set can do.

I feel the changes are good. Reading the comments on Greg's twitter feed, I would say 98% of those who responded agree with me. Thanks to all of you who are commenting with only positive vibes, it means so much to many of us fans who waited since 1997 to see a film. We were extremely close in 2005 but the hurricane affected that production. Hope was restored just to quickly shatter since the clusterfuck era known as MK Rebirth/Legacy, from around 2011-2015 or so. Hopefully this film doesn't have that weird TV show vibe that crap did, despite it being a "web series" (I mean, hey, it was better than the first web series, FOMA, which pretty much was the fetishism of Mortal Kombat fights).

Embrace the changes. They will all make better sense once the film is released. Don't literally hang on VERY tidbit about EVERY character - remember how the story bios, when they revealed background information, would change; one person would be working with Reptile and then in another game their history was changed (not evolved). One person would be looking for an orb, yet those orbs seem to be in few games.

After all, we don't want that ultra-craptacular film, Ready Player One. Thank God this is a live action feature film, so let's hope it's as cinematic or better than the 11/18 draft suggests.

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11/11/2019 09:29 PM EST
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Week 9 Production: HUGE CAST SPOILED

For those just checking in, Lundi Lin, who plays Liu Kang, accidentally revealed too much in his over 6 minute story video, still playing on Instagram. In it he revealed a cast member, by MK character name, not yet officially announced. If you missed it, scroll up and check the spoiler tags. Greg Russo officiated this link, even so much as revealing who will be playing the character (it appears to be a stuntperson who appeared in Aquaman).

Contrary to prior suggestion, Shang Tsung is there and has been there. Perhaps the photo he posted of a plane represents an older photo or even a scene change.

It appears almost all of the cast are present and accounted for and the videos are telling of this.

If you missed these videos, do not worry as I have been archiving them and collected almost 98.9% of the content released.

Lundi Lin goes on to show us backstage from the trailers and walks right into the studio behind the set Jessica Namee has been filming for a while. It's uncertain what it all means.

So far, almost everything is lining up with what I have read in the 11/18 script. I didn't expect much to change since that was the draft that seemed to put things in motion before the January 2019 draft and of course, likely the shooting script in September 2019.

I am not going to provide any more hints or major spoilers. But I hope that cast member reveal paints a picture that, while this is the same MK in terms of following its very base lore and tournament rules, expect changes.

In 1995, the tagline was: "Nothing Has Prepared You for This." Recently, Greg Russo pretty much modernized it in his response to a fan asking why we have to wait until 2021: "Cause the world ain’t ready for it yet. #MortalKombat"

And truth be told, he is right. Since we will have a full year between production and release (15 months to be exact) New Line will have plenty of time to prepare all of us for these changes. I'm also hoping we will get the animated film teased as a tie-in the same way TJB was to the 1995 film, hopefully a little better treatment. I'm not a fan of comic books (I find them a huge waste of time and money) when a trading card set can do.

I feel the changes are good. Reading the comments on Greg's twitter feed, I would say 98% of those who responded agree with me. Thanks to all of you who are commenting with only positive vibes, it means so much to many of us fans who waited since 1997 to see a film. We were extremely close in 2005 but the hurricane affected that production. Hope was restored just to quickly shatter since the clusterfuck era known as MK Rebirth/Legacy, from around 2011-2015 or so. Hopefully this film doesn't have that weird TV show vibe that crap did, despite it being a "web series" (I mean, hey, it was better than the first web series, FOMA, which pretty much was the fetishism of Mortal Kombat fights).

Embrace the changes. They will all make better sense once the film is released. Don't literally hang on VERY tidbit about EVERY character - remember how the story bios, when they revealed background information, would change; one person would be working with Reptile and then in another game their history was changed (not evolved). One person would be looking for an orb, yet those orbs seem to be in few games.

After all, we don't want that ultra-craptacular film, Ready Player One. Thank God this is a live action feature film, so let's hope it's as cinematic or better than the 11/18 draft suggests.

cant wait for the promtion to ramp up also i remberr that greg wanted to more then just movies

So I do have to ask this question, you kind of touched on it a little bit. Obviously, we're well into the world of franchises, right? Hollywood's always looking for the next big franchise. You said you do want to focus on movie one and then obviously there's always the possibility for sequels. Marvel introduced this whole new monster and kind of upset the status quo with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, right? Had there had been any talk of doing a universe of sorts or maybe film and TV or is it mainly 99% just on the film right now?

I think that's a good question and I will give you the truthful answer. I might repeat myself slightly, but yeah, the mantra from the studio, from the creative team behind the first film is we really are focusing on that first film. We don't think beyond where we are. Right? You have to earn your success in this business. I think that's something that we can all agree on. You know, you don't get a sequel if you don't make the first film great. So I think everybody is just pouring their heart and soul into this first film to make sure that it's exciting, that it delivers across the board in everything that people want and in success, hopefully, we can have further chapters. Now that's the main answer but I wouldn't be doing my job as a writer if I'm not always thinking, "Where can I go? Where can I build this out?" It would be almost foolish to write one story without ever thinking about where would the story go so in my mind, yeah, I know where I would go in subsequent films. I think I have a pretty strong roadmap on where in terms of the world and the characters that aren't going to appear in this world. I have a plan for where they would show up moving forward and yeah, I think there's also some ideas percolating in terms of other mediums in terms of television too. We're really just telling you about right now, how do we make this first film great?

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11/12/2019 01:16 AM EST

I think I get what you're saying. If MK becomes a Cinematic Universe, should go the Marvel route and start with films but expand into animated specials, TV shows, and now thanks to Disney+, exclusive digital series?

It actually did from 1995 to 2001-ish and 2011-2015. Back then it was just called a franchise and "Cinematic Universe" didn't exist. It all tied in, in theory anyway, but nothing as precise and well-planned as the MCU (which I hate by the way).

But to answer your question about having a plan and expanding from there, based on my reading of the 11/18 draft, that's exactly the plan. There is no "focus on this movie first" but rather "use this movie to setup for the next movie."

cant wait for the promtion to ramp up also i remberr that greg wanted to more then just movies So I do have to ask this question, you kind of touched on it a little bit. Obviously, we're well into the world of franchises, right? Hollywood's always looking for the next big franchise. You said you do want to focus on movie one and then obviously there's always the possibility for sequels. Marvel introduced this whole new monster and kind of upset the status quo with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, right? Had there had been any talk of doing a universe of sorts or maybe film and TV or is it mainly 99% just on the film right now? I think that's a good question and I will give you the truthful answer. I might repeat myself slightly, but yeah, the mantra from the studio, from the creative team behind the first film is we really are focusing on that first film. We don't think beyond where we are. Right? You have to earn your success in this business. I think that's something that we can all agree on. You know, you don't get a sequel if you don't make the first film great. So I think everybody is just pouring their heart and soul into this first film to make sure that it's exciting, that it delivers across the board in everything that people want and in success, hopefully, we can have further chapters. Now that's the main answer but I wouldn't be doing my job as a writer if I'm not always thinking, "Where can I go? Where can I build this out?" It would be almost foolish to write one story without ever thinking about where would the story go so in my mind, yeah, I know where I would go in subsequent films. I think I have a pretty strong roadmap on where in terms of the world and the characters that aren't going to appear in this world. I have a plan for where they would show up moving forward and yeah, I think there's also some ideas percolating in terms of other mediums in terms of television too. We're really just telling you about right now, how do we make this first film great?
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I hate the Mcu as well it treats it villains like garbage until it want to focus on the better vilians also I hate mcu is the norm when they know they never had plan until people waited after Ironman to see what happen

also the big questing came from this not me https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/08/11/mortal-kombat-reboot-writer-greg-russo-interview/

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11/12/2019 01:40 PM EST

To be honest I’m just glad they’re not just going with the most obvious choices for characters

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11/13/2019 10:13 AM EST

Looks like Goro, Kabal, Reiko and Reptile are also konfirmed?https://twitter.com/hanscherp/status/1194224997516136448?s=21