Writer Greg Russo has provided a vocal outlet for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot, previously killing rumors and discussing scripting & Kabal. Speaking directly to fans. he's made it known the movie will carry an R rating and deliberately transpose Fatalities when it comes to the big screen in 2021. Read on:
Since it's already been stated by other members of the team, I'm gonna put this one to bed. MK WILL be R-Rated and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen (and no I'm not gonna say which ones) You'll just have to wait for the movie & see!!! ;) pic.twitter.com/aVTewH4t28— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) July 12, 2019
Mortal Kombat has long been known for its infamous death moves, but applying them to a franchise of iconic characters has been tricky. The 1995 feature film didn't exactly shy away from death. Sub-Zero, Kano, and Shang Tsung all suffered memorable onscreen fatalities, along with various non-specific characters invented for the film. The movie's adolescent-friendly rating merely meant the violence was bloodless, and less graphically featured than recent games, such as Mortal Kombat 11.
Russo declined to reference any particular finishing moves the movie will recreate. Wth the recent news of casting fpr Sub-Zero, some may already be speculating about his fated death, and transformation into Noob Saibot. Popular game canon saw his life end at the hands of arch-nemesis Scorpion. In the Paul Anderson directed movie, it was Liu Kang who finished him.
Recent games, such as the 2011 Mortal Kombat reboot and Mortal Kombat X, have embraced incorporating mass fatalities into the on-going series narrative, most notably leading to the invention of Netherrealm revenants. If you're concerned the next Mortal Kombat movie will be nothing but entrails and murder, don't worry. Speaking to excited fans, Russo also compared the upcoming movie to Deadpool, "For the humor".
Mortal Kombat's big screen comeback will film in Australia later this year, with first-time feature director Simon McQuoid at the helm. Atomic Monster is producing, with Aquaman director James Wan emphasizing a desire to "do it right". Are you excited to see fatalities on the big screen? Tell us all about it in the comments below and join more movie discussion in the Media & Merchandise forum!