The Mortal Kombat movie production is filling up its cast of iconic fighters from the original game! A new report reveals three more actors are in the final stages of joining the film, with Kano and Sonya Blade revealed to be joining other recent additions.

The Hollywood Reporter is keeping close to the project, reporting that Australian comedic actor Josh Lawson (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) has closed a deal to portray the Black Dragon mercenary Kano, with Jessica McNamee (The Meg) in talks to appear as his Special Forces arch-rival, Sonya Blade.

Lewis Tan is also said to be nearing his second go around with the Mortal Kombat franchise, entering final negotiations to play an as yet unrevealed feature chararater. He can currently be seen in the Netflix series Wu Assassins, having also appeared in Marvel's Iron Fist for the streaming service. He made a memorable cameo as Shatterstar in the theatrically released Deadpool 2.

Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, and Josh Lawson (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Tan was previously cast as wayward Shaolin warrior Kung Jin in the ultimately unreleased third Mortal Kombat webseries. He can be seen in costume in a photo released in 2015. The unreleased project is unlikely to bear relevance to the new role, although the elder Kung Lao is among the major characters yet to be cast. Scorpion and Kuai Liang are also possibilities.

The new actors will join a growing cast, that already includes Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, and more. Photography will begin in Australia, next month. Simon McQuoid will direct r-rated violence with a sense of humor for a theatrical release in 2021.

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