The upcoming Mortal Kombat feature film reboot has officially been delayed by one more week. Warner Brothers announced the change in schedule to accommodate other releases. The postponement will impact domestic theatrical and streaming release. Read on for details:

Variety reports the late change to the heavily promoted April 16th date is in consideration for Warner's other imminent tentpole release: Godzilla vs Kong.

Success of the monster crossover in international markets has buoyed optimism for tomorrow's theatrical rollout in the United States, So far the blockbuster kaiju big battle has netted $121 million dollars overseas, with a sizeable $70 million dollar taking in China. Warners hopes to avoid "cannibalizing ticket sales" by putting an extra week between the action spectacles.

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The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt, but glimpses of normalcy are slowly returning, with the recent return of trades for cinemas in Los Angeles. Mortal Kombat is still slated for a simultaneous streaming premier on HBO Max.

Mortal Kombat will now officially premier on April 23rd. Download the MKO App via App Store or Google Play and stay up-to-date with the release by subscribing to the calendar. Share reactions to this and other stories in the Media & Merchandise forum. Special thanks to kommunity user gosoxtim869 for sharing this story!