The descendant of the legendary Hanzo Hasashi aka Scorpion, MMA fighter Cole Young discovers it’s his destiny to fight for Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat but his destiny also makes him the target of the deadly Sub-Zero and the warriors of Outworld.
It’s been almost 25 years but Mortal Kombat is finally back on the big screen, and at home on HBO Max, with the new R rated movie as MMA fighter Cole Young gets dragged into the conflict between Earth and Outworld due to a mysterious birthmark that designates him as one of Earth’s champions in the next Mortal Kombat tournament.
Airing for one season, first in syndication and then finishing on TNT, Mortal Kombat Conquest was a prequel to the franchise that followed the original Kung Lao after he defeated Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat and began to train a new group of warriors to be ready for the next tournament against Shao Khan’s forces.
Arriving on HBO Max and in theaters in April, Mortal Kombat returns to live-action with an R rated reboot starring Lewis Tan, Joe Taslim, Jessica McNamee, Mehcad Brooks, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ludi Lin, Max Huang and more as the best warriors of Earthrealm battle for the fate of the planet against the supernatural warriors of Outworld.
Mortal Kombat gets animated with the first R rated adaptation of the long-running franchise, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, which puts a new spin on the story of the original Mortal Kombat by focusing on Scorpion and his quest for vengeance against Sub-Zero.
Following in the wake of the more recent, R rated, DC Animated films, WB Animation is going back to the original Mortal Kombat with this spring’s Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge animated film.
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