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A New Tournament Begins in April with Mortal Kombat (Trailer)

By Zach

Arriving in theaters and on HBO Max, Mortal Kombat makes its return to live-action just shy of 25 years since Mortal Kombat: Annihilation with an R-rated reboot.  Lewis Tan stars as new character Cole Young, who is recruited by Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee) and Jackson “Jax” Briggs (Mehcad Brooks) to join them along with Liu Kang (Ludi Lin) and Kung Lao (Max Huang) to battle for the fate of Earth against supernatural warriors like Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Mileena (Sisi Stringer) and Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada).  Tadanobu Asano plays Raiden, Josh Lawson is Kano, Chin Han is Shang Tsung, Daniel Nelson is Kabal and Elissa Cadwell is Nitara.  There could be more cast members or characters revealed either closer to the film’s release or afterward as there are glimpses of Shao Khan, maybe Reptile and Goro.  The costumes look great and game accurate and two things this reboot really has going for it is an awesome cast who have proven martial arts awesomeness in the past and the R rating, which lets them really give fans the fatalities and violence they crave.  The movie arrives on April 16th and you can check out the trailer below.

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