Mortal Kombat 2021 Film Will Have Plenty of Gore, Blood and Will Debut in Theaters and HBO Max This April
Entertainment Weekly first offered fans a closer look at the R-rated movie. The cast includes Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Josh Lawson as Kano, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Max Huang as Lung Lao Max, and Lewis Tan as an all-new character.
The Mortal Kombat 2021 Film, developed by Todd Garner and Aquaman’s James Wan, starts with a key piece of lore from the original games: the blood feud between the clans of Hanzo and Bi-Han (Warrior’s Joe Taslim).
Cole is a mixed martial arts warrior who wears a cryptic birthmark, one in the style of the Mortal Kombat dragon emblem, according to an official story synopsis from Warner Bros. Cole is also the target of Sub-Zero, a ninja cryomancer sent by Shang Tsung from Outworld.
From Warner Bros. “Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade in the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major with the same strange dragon marking with which Cole was born.” Jax is Pictured above and Sonya Below.
Under Lord Raiden, the thunder god and guardian of the Earthrealm, Cole will take shelter. Raiden offers refuge to warriors who bear the dragon symbol seen on Cole, Jax, and others, according to Warner Bros. This involves Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano, respectively, who are played by Ludi Lin, Max Huang, and Josh Lawson.
“It’s amount of blood, it’s amount of red, it’s interpretation of how you go about it,” McQuoid explained, speaking about the execution of the fight scenes. “We had a lot of discussions about getting the balance right so there was gore and there was blood and there were fatalities. And there is gore, blood, and fatalities.”
“There are some crazy fatalities,” added Tan, who performed his own stunts on set. “We’ve picked a couple of iconic ones. There’s a lot of really cool signature moves that you’ll see, a lot of Easter eggs that we snuck into the film, but there are some really badass fatalities that I can’t wait to see on the big screen. They’re brutal, man. They, they don’t hold back.”