Cary Hiroyuki coming back for Shang Tsung?
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Cary Hiroyuki coming back for Shang Tsung?
01/22/2019 07:44 PM EST
01/22/2019 07:47 PM EST

Could Cary be the other celeb face mold and voice?! Shang Tsung from the MK Movie

Noticed this in the behind the scenes trailer and the nose and lips area look similar...

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01/22/2019 08:23 PM EST

Now THAT would be awesome! As much as I’ve seen the Van Damme as Cage stuff floating around here and elsewhere, this one would get me legit hyped. I see what you’re saying about the lips, not so sure about the nose, but who knows. I like the idea! I also feel like someone on the MK team said that everyone missed something in the reveal so who knows, maybe this is it?

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01/22/2019 08:25 PM EST

Good spot! I suppose it is possible. Ed Boon did say all the characters faces were scanned from real people and one of them is a big announcement. It could be.

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01/22/2019 08:52 PM EST
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Apparently, fans at the event were being discouraged from shouting "MORTAL KOMBAT" because NRS wants to distance themselves from the movies. Jeff Gerstmann (who was there) mentioned it briefly on today's Giant Bombcast (timestamp at 13:20).

I'd take that with a grain of salt, but it's something to consider.

Personally, I'd love to see it, especially with the really disappointing portrayal of Shang Tsung in the last couple games. But I have my doubts.

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01/22/2019 09:19 PM EST
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Could Cary be the other celeb face mold and voice?! Shang Tsung from the MK Movie

Noticed this in the behind the scenes trailer and the nose and lips area look similar...

[URL=https://s23.photobucket.com/user/JustinRex/media/chouyo2oxbb21%201.jpg.html][IMG]https://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b351/JustinRex/chouyo2oxbb21%201.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

If this ends up being the case, you will get full sleuthing credit!

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01/22/2019 09:25 PM EST

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is who Ed was talking about, I posted the same thought on TRMK the other day. Ed had mentioned Cary last year on twitter so I put two and two together and came up with this, I don't know if it's true or not but it'd be cool if so.

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01/22/2019 09:50 PM EST
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Apparently, fans at the event were being discouraged from shouting "MORTAL KOMBAT" because NRS wants to distance themselves from the movies. Jeff Gerstmann (who was there) mentioned it briefly on today's Giant Bombcast (timestamp at 13:20).

What a strange thing to discourage...it’s the name of the game. Guess Kano’s gonna finally drop the accent and shave his head this game, too.

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01/23/2019 03:01 AM EST
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Apparently, fans at the event were being discouraged from shouting "MORTAL KOMBAT" because NRS wants to distance themselves from the movies. Jeff Gerstmann (who was there) mentioned it briefly on today's Giant Bombcast (timestamp at 13:20).

I'd take that with a grain of salt, but it's something to consider.

Personally, I'd love to see it, especially with the really disappointing portrayal of Shang Tsung in the last couple games. But I have my doubts.

BMK was also there chilling with his homie Jeff Gerstmann and can confirm this story. Although this is because of WB Games, not NRS.

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01/23/2019 04:04 AM EST
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Apparently, fans at the event were being discouraged from shouting "MORTAL KOMBAT" because NRS wants to distance themselves from the movies. Jeff Gerstmann (who was there) mentioned it briefly on today's Giant Bombcast (timestamp at 13:20).

What a strange thing to discourage...it’s the name of the game. Guess Kano’s gonna finally drop the accent and shave his head this game, too.

I sure hope so. I always hated that they did that to him.

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01/23/2019 04:15 AM EST
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Could Cary be the other celeb face mold and voice?! Shang Tsung from the MK Movie

Noticed this in the behind the scenes trailer and the nose and lips area look similar...

[URL=https://s23.photobucket.com/user/JustinRex/media/chouyo2oxbb21%201.jpg.html][IMG]https://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b351/JustinRex/chouyo2oxbb21%201.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

I wouldn't get my hopes up based on this, since the rest of the video showed them working on a scarred body (Kabal?) but also one of the background Tarkatans with beads around their necks. I would be thrilled, but I wouldn't count on it. To go through that trouble for Shang Tsung, no. I think it must be either for Johnny, Jax or Kano. My guess is Michael Jay White for Jax. Also odd they want to distance themselves from the movie when CLEARLY Goro in MKX was inspired by the movie look.

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01/23/2019 04:43 AM EST
01/23/2019 04:50 AM EST
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Ninja_Mime

Apparently, fans at the event were being discouraged from shouting "MORTAL KOMBAT" because NRS wants to distance themselves from the movies. Jeff Gerstmann (who was there) mentioned it briefly on today's Giant Bombcast (timestamp at 13:20).

I'd take that with a grain of salt, but it's something to consider.

Personally, I'd love to see it, especially with the really disappointing portrayal of Shang Tsung in the last couple games. But I have my doubts.

BMK was also there chilling with his homie Jeff Gerstmann and can confirm this story. Although this is because of WB Games, not NRS.

That's strange for NRS to say because the original MK1 advert had the MORTAL KOMBAT! shout before they did it in the movies intro. Maybe they want to distance because it was MIDWAY then?

Original Mortal Kombat 1 game advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8V7TwlYCt0

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01/23/2019 08:46 AM EST

The thing with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is i never liked Shang Tsung being bald, like in MK Legacy 2. If he does play the role he should wear a wig, so he looks like he did in the first MK film. I hope who ever portrays Shang Tsung in MK11 has long hair. It's part of the characters mannerism, whether his hair is receding and grey (MK1) or slick and black.

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01/23/2019 09:10 AM EST
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The thing with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is i never liked Shang Tsung being bald, like in MK Legacy 2. If he does play the role he should wear a wig, so he looks like he did in the first MK film. I hope who ever portrays Shang Tsung in MK11 has long hair. It's part of the characters mannerism, whether his hair is receding and grey (MK1) or slick and black.

Totally agree - I really disliked the baldness. Definitely has to be MK movie style. Just as long as it's his face and voice!

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01/23/2019 10:29 AM EST

They can scan his face AND add hair. THE FUTURE IS NOW!

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01/23/2019 10:44 AM EST
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Ninja_Mime

Apparently, fans at the event were being discouraged from shouting "MORTAL KOMBAT" because NRS wants to distance themselves from the movies. Jeff Gerstmann (who was there) mentioned it briefly on today's Giant Bombcast (timestamp at 13:20).

I'd take that with a grain of salt, but it's something to consider.

Personally, I'd love to see it, especially with the really disappointing portrayal of Shang Tsung in the last couple games. But I have my doubts.

BMK was also there chilling with his homie Jeff Gerstmann and can confirm this story. Although this is because of WB Games, not NRS.

That's strange for NRS to say because the original MK1 advert had the MORTAL KOMBAT! shout before they did it in the movies intro. Maybe they want to distance because it was MIDWAY then?

Original Mortal Kombat 1 game advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8V7TwlYCt0

While the dates and facts would seem to indicate you're correct, I'm assuming it's because at this point, the scream is very closely associated with the Techno Syndrome theme song, and the Techno Syndrome theme song, at the end of the day, is a creation of the movie.

I mean tell me when you hear the scream, it doesn't immediately kick off techno syndrome in your brain? lol...

BUT, that said, many casual fans don't really realize the theme is associated with the movie, and think it's the theme for the entire franchise. When in fact it isn't.

IN FACT... when the original trailer for MK11 launched, it didn't take fans but like... a day, to remix it, removing that horrible rap track they used, and replacing it with techno syndrome, and in point of fact now that I think that through, that might be EXACTLY where this came from. They might have seen the remixes, and then gotten some PR mandate 2 days later saying, "Okay, we need to downplay this" ... they may be deliberately trying to get people to disassociate from that theme song, in an effort to get the new music/theme over with fans.

But I hated that track, so... nuts to that.

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01/23/2019 11:42 AM EST
01/23/2019 12:34 PM EST
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The thing with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is i never liked Shang Tsung being bald, like in MK Legacy 2. If he does play the role he should wear a wig, so he looks like he did in the first MK film. I hope who ever portrays Shang Tsung in MK11 has long hair. It's part of the characters mannerism, whether his hair is receding and grey (MK1) or slick and black.

Totally agree - I really disliked the baldness. Definitely has to be MK movie style. Just as long as it's his face and voice!

(Also) Not to be fussy but i don't know if Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa with facial hair would work either, as he is always clean-shaven. If he did get the part this would be contrasting as Shang Tsung has always had the fu manchu goatee in the games. I doubt he would grow a goatee or they'd go through the hassle of adding one graphically.

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01/23/2019 01:32 PM EST

I would love this look for Shang!

From a speculation standpoint though, I doubt that is the big face NRS would be talking about. Oddly enough, I don't think he would be big enough.

Going from Ronda Rousey reveal to this guy who I didn't even know his name, I just knew him as the guy that played Shang Tsung in that one MK movie would be pretty underwhelming to casuals. I know many people here would consider this huge but I don't think casual is.

Granted, this doesn't mean he's not the guy. I am just saying if he is the guy I doubt he is the big name they are pumping up.

Rousey name dropped Triple H, I am unsure what character his voice would fit though.

Could you imagine Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Johnny Cage? I could.

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01/23/2019 07:47 PM EST
01/23/2019 09:49 PM EST
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I would love this look for Shang!

From a speculation standpoint though, I doubt that is the big face NRS would be talking about. Oddly enough, I don't think he would be big enough.

Going from Ronda Rousey reveal to this guy who I didn't even know his name, I just knew him as the guy that played Shang Tsung in that one MK movie would be pretty underwhelming to casuals. I know many people here would consider this huge but I don't think casual is.

Granted, this doesn't mean he's not the guy. I am just saying if he is the guy I doubt he is the big name they are pumping up.

Rousey name dropped Triple H, I am unsure what character his voice would fit though.

Could you imagine Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Johnny Cage? I could.

Yeh good point - I dont know if he would be the face people would quote "GO NUTS OVER" There are alot of new fans who wouldnt even know who this is now. Has to be someone else more recognizable. I can dream though hehehe.

hahahah that'd be epic if Dwayne was Johnny! I could see a HUGE amount of people being upset with that though lol

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01/23/2019 09:20 PM EST

The Rock as Johnny Cage? NO WAY! that would be a terrible choice, The Rock is over exposed right now as it is but he's nothing like Johnny Cage has been in the past. If it is Shang Tsung hopefully they give him hair, bald Shang wouldn't look very good IMO.

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01/23/2019 10:18 PM EST
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Because of the way the Deadly Alliance were remembered Shang Tsung may always be associated with Quan Chi near or far, rival or not. So Tagawa would look to much like Quan Chi, except not pale. Quan Chi is the skinhead out of all the sorcerers. Side by side it wouldn't look right (they'd look too alike) as the appearance often reflects personality.

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01/23/2019 11:06 PM EST

The interview done by MKO with Himmerick IMO is a total sign that he may be coming as Shang Tsung.

Just look at Himmerick's face when he's asked about someone Christopher Lambert as Raiden. He absolutely wasn't expecting something like that and his "something we could do" was too mysterious.

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01/24/2019 08:09 AM EST

We was an amazing Shang Tsung! If Shang returns, then I hope they have Cary portray him.

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01/24/2019 08:15 AM EST

Damn, OP.. good spot. I think you are on to something there

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01/24/2019 08:45 AM EST

Even if they don't use his likeness, I hope he'll at least voice Shang Tsung. Anything over that abysmal voice in MK 2011.

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01/24/2019 08:57 AM EST
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Even if they don't use his likeness, I hope he'll at least voice Shang Tsung. Anything over that abysmal voice in MK 2011.

That forced old man voice was a travesty.

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