With every new trailer & promotional spot the Mortal Kombat movie is revealed just a little bit more. In a new featurette we get to hear the perspectives of the director and cast while also seeing a few fresh snippets of characters and scenes. Watch:
Director Simon McQuoid remains dedicated to a mantra of respecting the material and fans who "deserve to see their beloved characters elevated to this cinematic height". This echoes sentiments expressed in his trailer breakdown and producer James Wan's comments.
The goal of being faithful to the source material is immediately offset by Lewis Tan, who promises a "powerful experience that we haven't seen before". That'll be particularly true of his character Cole Young who has no relation to the video games, but can be seen on building sized billboards reflecting his status as a lead protagonist according to the official plot synopsis.
The cast of stars comment on the details and mild contradictions of the upcoming Mortal Kombat feature adaptation. Chin Han (Shang Tsung) speaks to the epic scope of the material, and Joe Taslim (Sub-Zero) the cast of well known characters from the games. While the grounded "reality" of performances and action is something the likes of Josh Lawson (Kano) and Sisi Stringer (Mileena) are enlisted to remind us of.
The featurette also includes some moments not yet seen in the official red band trailer or various promotional spots hitting different markets. The scenes include crisp views of Kabal, Reptile, and Reiko. All that and much more, but worry not. There's bound to be plenty of surprises waiting with a final runtime just under 2 hours!
Mortal Kombat has been pushed back for a theatrical release of April 23rd, also streaming to HBO Max for 31 days in the United States. Subscribe to the MK Online calendar to countdown the days and share your thoughts in the Media & Merchandise forum!