Warner Bros Home Entertainment has confirmed Liu Kang will be front and centre for the cover of the upcoming release of Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms. The animation received an official release date and details of the upcoming 4K and Blu-Ray release including special extras and the feature synopsis! Read on for details:
Series co-creator, NetherRealm Studios Creative Director, and MK Legends Creative Consultant Ed Boon called attention to the news, tweeting the August 31st release date with a crisp version of recently rumored box art. 4K and Blu-Ray releases are expected to retail at $29.99 and $39.99 with a digital copy included [pictured below].
The second Mortal Kombat Legends animated feature will continue where Scorpion's Revenge left off, forcing Raiden (David B Mitchell) into a post-tournament agreement with Shao Kahn that will take Earthrealm's greatest champions into Outworld itself for an epic battle for survival!
The plot adapts the renegade tournament of the Mortal Kombat II video game, but will also incorporate elements of Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat X tie-in comics, sending Scorpion (Patrick Seitz) on a quest to recover the ancient kamidogu to prevent the "resurrection" of One Being, and the total annihilation of everything in existence. Read the full press release and story outline below [via Blu-Ray.com]:
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms picks up shortly after the explosive finale of Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, the 2020 blockbuster hit that initiated these animated films – which are based on one of the most popular videogame franchises in history. In Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, our team of heroes are besieged by the enemy forces of Shao Kahn – forcing Raiden and his group of warriors into a deal to compete in a final Mortal Kombat that will determine the fate of the realms. Now our heroes must travel to Outworld in order to defend Earthrealm and, simultaneously, Scorpion must find the ancient Kamidogu before it's used to resurrect the One Being – which would mean certain destruction of all things in the universe. Time is short and the stakes are high in this action-packed continuation of the Mortal Kombat journey.
Joel McHale (Community, Stargirl) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) return to their lead roles as Hollywood star-turned-fighter Johnny Cage and all-business warrior Sonya Blade, respectively. Also returning for the sequel are Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird, The Fosters) as Liu Kang; Patrick Seitz (Mortal Kombat X, Aggretsuko, Naruto: Shippuden) as Scorpion & Hanzo Hasashi; Artt Butler (Her, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Shang Tsung & Cyrax; Robin Atkin Downes (The Strain, Batman: The Killing Joke) as Shinnok & Reiko; Dave B. Mitchell (Mortal Kombat 11, Call of Duty franchise) as Raiden, Kintaro & Sektor; Ikè Amadi (Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat 11) as Jax Briggs & One Being; Grey Griffin (The Loud House, Young Justice, Scooby-Doo franchise) as Kitana, Satoshi Hasashi & Mileena; and Fred Tatasciore (Robot Chicken, Family Guy) as Shao Kahn.
New to the Mortal Kombat Legends voice cast are Matthew Mercer (Critical Role, Justice Society: World War II) as Stryker & Smoke; Bayardo De Murguia (Tiny Pretty Things) as Sub-Zero/Kuai Liang; Matt Yang King (Mortal Kombat 11 video game, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five) as Kung Lao; Paul Nakauchi (Carmen Sandiego, Overwatch) as Lin Kuei Grandmaster; Emily O'Brien (Days of Our Lives, Constantine: City of Demons) as Jade; Debra Wilson (World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, MADtv) as D'Vorah.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms is directed by Ethan Spaulding (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, Batman: Assault on Arkham) from a script by Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II) and based on the videogame created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face) is Producer. Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) is Producer. Executive Producer is Sam Register. Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios) is Creative Consultant.
Blu-Ray special extras will also include featurettes exploring the creative process behind making Battle of the Realms, behind-the-scenes of voice recordings with Joel McHale (Johnny Cage), Jennifer Carpenter (Sonya Blade), and more, outtakes, and a feature audio commentary with Producer Rick Morales and screenwriter Jeremy Adams.
- Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms Special Features:
- The God and the Dragon: Battling for Earthrealm (Featurette) – Go behind the scenes and inside the creative process of bringing Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms to action-packed life on screen.
- Voices of Kombat (Featurette) – Join Joel McHale, Jennifer Carpenter, and the cast as they detail the process of creating unique and compelling voices for the larger than life characters in the film.
- Kombat Gags: Gag Reel (Featurette) – Step inside the VO booth with the cast of the film for all of the flubbed lines and outrageously improvised lines from the cutting room floor.
- Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms Audio Commentary (Audio Only) – Producer Rick Morales and Screenwriter Jeremy Adams take the audience inside the art of writing and animating the film in this feature length audio commentary.
- Optional English SDH, Dutch, French, Latin-Spanish, and German SDH subtitles for the main feature
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