The (Comprehensive) list of MK characters and the real life actors who SHOULD play them.
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06/14/2003 06:16 PM EST
Hello,
I've always been fascinated by those threads about who should really play the MK characters in the movies, but for some reason or another, I always find that thread is off in some way or another. So I just wanted to post my ideas of who would be best suited for the specific roles and I hope to recieve some feedback and or criticism.

so... without further a do, here goes:


Raiden: Christopher Lambert

Liu Kang: Robin Shou, Jason Scot Lee

Johnny Cage: Linden Ashby, Ben Afleck

Sonya Blade: Natasha Henstridge, Camron Diaz

Jackson Briggs: Morice Chessnut, Lynn Williams

Kitana: Sandrine Holt

Jade: Sanaa Lathan

Scorpion: Chris Cassamassa, J.J. Perry, anybody reaally

Sub Zero: Jet Li

Shao Khan: Clancy Brown

Quan Chi: Brian Thomson

More to come...
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05/15/2003 05:00 PM EST
This topic amazes me, because some suggestions, I really like. Others, I hate so much I'de love them to be people so I could beat the shit out of them. I'm not even kidding.


Raiden: Christopher Lambert - I think there are better people out there for the role of Rayden...one of them being Jeff Meek.

Liu Kang: Robin Shou, Jason Scot Lee - Yap.

Johnny Cage: Linden Ashby, Ben Afleck - 100% with u on this.

Sonya Blade: Natasha Henstridge, Camron Diaz - Dont remember who Natasha is, Cameron Diaz as Sonya would suck. Mortal Kombat is not a romantic comedy.

Jackson Briggs: Morice Chessnut, Lynn Williams - Lynn Williams was OK, never heard of this Morice guy.

Kitana: Sandrine Holt - Nevah heard of her.

Jade: Sanaa Lathan - Never heard of her.

Scorpion: Chris Cassamassa, J.J. Perry, anybody reaally - I agree, though Cassamassa already has the Scorpion feeling to him, so I'de like it better if he'de return as him.

Sub Zero: Jet Li - SubZero looks american when unmasked. When masked, you cant really see his face, but you can see Asian eyes. And Subby isn't really that much of an important character. Jet Li? How about, uh, no?

Shao Khan: Clancy Brown - I never heard of Clancy Brown, but I can tell u this: It's Shao Kahn, not Shao Khan.

Quan Chi: Brian Thomson - Never have I disagreed with something so very much. Quan Chi is pure evil. Brian 'Thomson' is a wrestler look-a-like with bad acting skillz.
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06/06/2003 10:23 AM EST
well u gotta keep lambert cuz he was the first raiden

jax - wesley snipes
quan chi - steven dorff (deacon frost from blade)
liu kang - robin shou (he is who i picture as liu)
kitana - natalie portman (i am a retard because i thought that was who played her at first)
sub zero - keanu reeves
johnny cage - arnold schwarzeneggar(if he can have an american accent) or possibly brad pitt(have any of you seen snatch?)
shao kahn - vin deisel (i said this before somewhere else)
kano - jason statham (the italian job, snatch, the transporter)
mavado - jet li
sonya - (aaahh i cant think of a tough blonde chick)
li mei - lucy liu
kung lao - jackie chan

that is my idea
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06/06/2003 04:27 PM EST
You contradict yourself by saying that Lambert has to be Rayden because he was the first Rayden, but then saying that Keanu Reeves should be Sub-Zero, etc, etc. I think Jeff Meek is BY FAR a much better actor.
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06/08/2003 01:06 AM EST
I use to think David Draiman might make a good quan chi

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06/08/2003 09:43 AM EST
Ill say:

Scorpion: The guy who played him in the first movie was amazing!!!! In MKA who ever played him was Ok, but I liked the acting of the Scorpion in the first movie much better.

Sonya: I REALLY REALLY like Sandra and Bridgtte. If they bring Sandra Hess back ill be pleased, but have her act like the tough Sonya of the first movie. Or that woman that is rumored to play her. Hudson something, shes the villian in Xenas series and is so damm HOT!

Sub-Zero: Same as Scorpion.

Johnny Cage: I would love to see Lindey Ashby back, or even the guy who played Neo in the matrix would be good! But the original cage was exelent!

Kitana: If they dont make Talisa Toso fight like the woman who played Mileena in MKA or make her fight GOOD, change her, even though I like her anyways.

Rayden: Christopher Lamber 100%.

Shang Tusng: The guy of the first movie.

Kano: Original.





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06/08/2003 02:48 PM EST
1. Quan chi - Bruce Payne (villian from Highlander:Endgame)
2. Jax - Micheal Jai White (Spawn, Exit Wounds, Universal Soldier: The return)
3. Scorpion - guy from 1st movie
4. Sub - from 1st movie
5. Sonya - Peta Wilson (chick from Le Femme Nikita series)
6. Kahn - the guy who played him in MK:Conquest
7. Jade - Kelly Hu (Scorpion King and X2)
8. Mavado - Marc Dacasscas (The Crow tv series and Cradle 2 the Grave)
9. Kung Lao - Jet Li
10. Cage - Linden Ashby
11. Kano - Jason Statham
12. Frost - Natalie Portman
13. Kintaro - Michael Clarke Duncan (Kingpin from "Daredevil")
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06/09/2003 11:43 PM EST
holy shizpit!
someone finally agrees with me
jason statham would make a great kano
i think my choices were good... but im always open to new decisions!
who the hell is lindey ashby?
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06/10/2003 12:07 AM EST

Evil_Dwells_Within Wrote:

sub zero - keanu reeves


Don't get me wrong I love Keanu but...WHAT???

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06/10/2003 07:11 AM EST
Linden Ashby played Cage in 1st movie
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06/10/2003 10:30 AM EST
All the original cast!
Well not all cus I just found out about the sad news with the Kano actor :(
But u kno what I mean....
Rayden- Lambert (annoying voice, but amazingly kewl)
Liu- Chou (he IS Liu)
Kitana- Soto! (of course..make her lose her clothes this time)
Sonya- Wilson (shes full of herself but still the best)
Shang Tsung- (Ist movie bloke)
Quan Chi- That bald bloke off xmen (ok that was just a filler suggestion)
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06/14/2003 01:16 PM EST
uh first of all Queve the original Kano is dead (in real life) and also the scorpion in the second film was the same dude i checked it out.

and to whoever said the swartzenager should play cage....confused lets be realistic i our choices but everything else was good.
queve Wrote:
Ill say:

Scorpion: The guy who played him in the first movie was amazing!!!! In MKA who ever played him was Ok, but I liked the acting of the Scorpion in the first movie much better.

Sonya: I REALLY REALLY like Sandra and Bridgtte. If they bring Sandra Hess back ill be pleased, but have her act like the tough Sonya of the first movie. Or that woman that is rumored to play her. Hudson something, shes the villian in Xenas series and is so damm HOT!

Sub-Zero: Same as Scorpion.

Johnny Cage: I would love to see Lindey Ashby back, or even the guy who played Neo in the matrix would be good! But the original cage was exelent!

Kitana: If they dont make Talisa Toso fight like the woman who played Mileena in MKA or make her fight GOOD, change her, even though I like her anyways.

Rayden: Christopher Lamber 100%.

Shang Tusng: The guy of the first movie.

Kano: Original.






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06/14/2003 01:49 PM EST
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06/14/2003 06:16 PM EST
No, Blue Hell, the actor who played Scorpion in MKA was not Chris Cassamassa, and I have no idea where the hell you got that idea from.
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Actors roles that reminded me of MK characters. Some appellations I would of liked to seen as a basis for fighters, that are from films:

Liu Kang - Dragon Lee (Moon Kyoung-Seok).

Goro - Bolo Yeung.

Kobra - Thomas Ian Griffith.

Shang Tsung - James Hong.

These names are attempting to capture the essence of the fighter, even though who I chose in this cast are now old-fashioned and outdated.

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02/11/2015 09:54 AM EST
Holy shit dude^

Are you Quan Chi in disguise? You brought back a thread that's been dead for 12 years!! Incredible.
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02/14/2015 12:16 AM EST
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DAHK9 Wrote:
Actors roles that reminded me of MK characters. Some appellations I would of liked to seen as a basis for fighters, that are from films:



Liu Kang - Dragon Lee (Moon Kyoung-Seok).



Goro - Bolo Yeung.



Kobra - Thomas Ian Griffith.



Shang Tsung - James Hong.



These names are attempting to capture the essence of the fighter, even though who I chose in this cast are now old-fashioned and outdated.

Here are a couple more.

Tanya - Patricia Velasquez.

Li Mei - Kristin Kreuk.

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09/07/2016 06:41 PM EST
Elvis Tsui as Sektor.

Chow Yun-fat as SZ, either one but his skill levels and age may be more suited to the eldest brother: Noob Saibot.
Stephen Chow as Kung Jin or Shujinko.
Richard Woo as as an older Kung Lao.
Uma Thurman as Sonya
Arnold Vosloo as Ermac/King Jerrod
Milla Jovovich as Nitara
A controversial one: Seann William Scott as Johnny.
... here's your Subzero, now plain zero.
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Kitana - Kristen Steward

Sonya- Renee Zellweger

Jax- Terry Cruz

Johnny Cage- John Travolta

Liu Kang- Yao Ming

Raiden- J.K. Simmons

Kano- Daniel Radcliffe

Sub Zero- Vanilla Ice

Scorpion- Idk......Nicholas Cage because he looks like Ghostrider?

Mileena- Nicki Minaj

Reptile- Steven Spielberg

Shang Tsung - Carey-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Jarek- Ed Helms

Kung Lao-Yao Ming

Stryker- Kevin James

Fujin- Ernest Borgnine

Quan Chi- Stone Cold Steve Austin

Shinnok- Christopher Walken

Kobra- Owen Wilson

Hsu Hao- Vince Vaughn

Kira- Carrot Top

Mokap- Michael J. Fox


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10/19/2016 01:28 PM EST
Notice how Kristanna Loken starred in both MK: Conquest (as Taja) and in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (as T-X). Why would that be if they didn't want to promote or relate to aspects for this liquid metal kunoichi type fighter? Probably a coincidence, but that's why I came up with the belief of this updated T-1000 tech, merging with the fighters fighting style.
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11/26/2016 09:28 AM EST
OrangatangKang Wrote:
Kano- Daniel Radcliffe


Oh yeah, because Harry Potter as Kano is the best idea ever.
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05/18/2017 01:33 PM EST
Shao Kahn - Michael Fassbender (providing he learns martial arts).
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07/28/2017 09:44 PM EST
Sub-Zero Scott Adkins

i said before, and i'll say it again i think it would be a perfect choice, and the fighting would look great. Plus i want an actor as close as possible to John Turk to portray Sub-Zero.
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10/15/2017 01:05 PM EST


Bailee Madison as Kitana Kate Beckinsale as Sindel