The cast of the Mortal Kombat movie just got a massive injection of characters & talent with three roles confirmed cast, and a fourth in negotiation! Read on:

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively confirmed the casting of iconic Mortal Kombat fighters: Jackson "Jax" Briggs, Mileena, and Liu Kang!

Mehcad Brooks became a familiar face on TV's Supergirl playing an impressive, off-model version of Jimmy Olsen, who also doubled as the armored vigilante Guardian. He'll now apply that muscle to the role of Jax. Australian unknown Sisi Stringer will step into the role of Mileena. Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano, who fittingly appeared in Thor: Ragnarok as one of the thunder god's friends, Hogun, is reportedly in talks to play the thunder god Raiden.

THR notes New Line Cinema is seeking a "diverse international cast" that authentically reflects the origins of the game series, recruiting actors from various realms of experience, including film, television, and martial arts.

Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, and Sisi Stringer (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Canadian actor Ludi Lin is also locked in according to the THR report, confirming very recent news he was in negotiations to play Liu Kang. He confirmed as much himself, thanking fans for their support for the series, while paying homage to Robin Shou, who iconically played the role in 1995's Mortal Kombat and the sequel Mortal Kombat; Annihilation.

The confirmed trio joins Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero with filming to begin later this year in Australia for a 2021 theatrical release. Simon McQuoid makes his feature directing debut, which is said to feature R-rated action with a sense of humor.

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