Mortal Kombat: Warner Expects At Least Five Films!

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Mortal Kombat: Warner hopes to make at least five films
The start of a saga?

While the new “Mortal Kombat” is about to be released in the United States, Warner intends to start a new franchise with the film. The studio has anticipated four future sequels if success is there.

Mortal Kombat, an expected return to the big screen.

We will soon be able to discover the new cinematic version of Mortal Kombat. The famous video game has already had a film adaptation. Released in 1995, it was signed by Paul WS Anderson. But she had disappointed fans of the game. John R. Leonetti had nevertheless made a sequel, titled Final Destruction and unveiled two years later. But she was shot when she left. The new feature film called simply Mortal Kombat is therefore under pressure and hopes to finally seduce the faithful of the video game created by John Tobias and Ed Boon.

The plot of the new Mortal Kombat, very simple, takes up that of the 1995 film and especially of the famous video game. She follows the greatest champions of the Earth who come together to face the enemies of the Other World. The film brings together both main protagonists from fan-beloved video games and never-before-seen characters. At the center of the story is one of them, Cole Young.

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Cole Young (Lewis Tan) – Mortal Kombat © Warner Bros.

It is Simon McQuoid who signed this new Mortal Kombat. The Australian director took a very risky bet as he chose to adapt a video game with a huge fan base for what is only his first feature film. As for the cast, Cole Young is played by Lewis Tan. Among the other characters, we can see Sonya Blade, Kano, Lord Raiden, Shang Tsung, or Scorpion, respectively played by Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Chin Han, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

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Warner sees it big.

And while the new film has not yet been released, Warner intends to make it the starting point of a saga. And the least we can say is that the studio has ambition. He wants to develop at least five Mortal Kombat feature films! It was Joe Taslim who sold the fuse. Revealed by his role in The Raid, the Indonesian actor plays Sub-Zero in Simon McQuoid’s new film. And, recently a guest on Marc Malkin’s podcast for Variety, he said he signed on to play his character in five potential films. It’s not so surprising to learn that Taslim’s contract includes several films. Studios generally anticipate ensuring the presence of an actor if a sequel is born, and not having to increase his salary.

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But in this case, Warner sees far, since we are talking here about four potential sequels! And that’s a minimum. The character of Sub-Zero could die in the fifth installment and the franchise could continue without him. There is also the possibility that Taslim’s contract will be renewed at the end of these five films if the studio wishes to keep his character alive after that. But we are still far from these eventualities, and it will certainly already be necessary that the first film manages to seduce the public for Warner to trigger a sequel. This will also have to be conclusive if we want to hope to see other feature films and arrive at the five that Taslim tease.

First elements of response in a few days.

We will already have some answers on the success of Mortal Kombat in a few days when the first figures for the box office and its reception on HBO Max will have fallen. The feature film will be released this Friday, April 23, in American theaters. And as with all of the Warner films slated for release this year, it will also be uploaded to HBO Max on the same day. However, Mortal Kombat does not yet have a release date in France. But we can perhaps hope to discover it on the big screen if the cinemas reopen in the coming weeks, as has been rumored for a few days. In the meantime, you can check out the first seven minutes of the film.

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