The first full Kombat Pack trailer has revealed the stunning downloadable likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but a new report claims the actor won't be providing a voice to go with his guest spot in Mortal Kombat 11.
Schwarzenegger reprises his iconic role as the T-800 in conjunction with Skydance and Paramount Picture's upcoming sequel film: "Terminator: Dark Fate". It continues the time travelling story begun with 1984's The Terminator and its lauded 1991 sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
As in the film; the cyborg killing machine's organic outer skin will reflect the visible aging shared by the 72 year old actor, but his equally iconic accent will be missing according to The Hollywood Reporter, who learned a sound-alike will be used instead.
Creative Director Ed Boon tweeted his disbelief over acquiring the screen legend's likeness for Mortal Kombat 11 - a statement that was taken to include his vocal delivery. With the new report in mind, the comment may now reflect the innate difficulty in closing the deal.
Part of me still can’t believe we got Arnold.— Ed Boon (@noobde) August 23, 2019
It's unclear if the incredible likeness was acquired in-house at NetherRealm Studios, or supplied by Paramount Pictures from digital scans used in creating special effects for the film.
During his time as Los Angeles Governor, Schwarzenegger signed a 2005 bill to restrict the sale of games containing explicitly sexual and violent content. It's unclear if this has contributed to his lack of involvement in Mortal Kombat 11. Other gaming credits include providing a voice for games based on the first two Terminator sequels, as well as a recent guest spot as The Terminator, in WWE 2K16.