Warner Brothers have released a new schedule for its projected theatrical slate, announcing new dates for a variety of high-profile projects, including The Matrix 4, The Flash, and Mortal Kombat! The fighting game's blockbuster return to the big screen will now be a few months sooner than originally expected! Read on:

According to Deadline, the theatrical release for Mortal Kombat has been brought forward to January 15th, 2021. That's two months earlier than the previously announced date of March 5th. An untitled event film has replaced MK on that date.

Deadline also reports the Martin Luther King Day weekend release will position Mortal Kombat as a 'counter-programming' alternative to Universal Picture's spy thriller 355. The competing blockbuster will feature an all-star international female cast, starring Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing, Lupito Nyong'o, and Diane Krueger. 355 was conceived by Chastain in the mold of Mission: Impossible, with Simon Kinberg (Dark Phoenix) to direct the story of agents saving the world.

Mortal Kombat boasts its own worldy cast, featuring the talents of Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, and more. Follow and discuss all the Mortal Kombat movie news on the Media & Merchandise forum!