Mortal Kombat Has Cast More of Its Lead Roles

Raiden from Mortal Kombat.
Image: NetherRealm Studios

Cue the techno theme music.

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter (which I always love saying), some of the lead roles in the James Wan-produced reboot of the Mortal Kombat film series, based on the gloriously gory video games, are either cast or very close to it.

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Popping up in the character select screen are Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl), who will play Jackson “Jax” Briggs, the metal-arm-having musclebound warrior and American Special Forces soldier; Tadonobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok) will be taking up the power of thunder as Raiden, if talks go well; newcomer Sisi Stringer, as Mileena, a sai-wielding assassin; and Ludi Lin (Power Rangers), as Liu Kang, a monk who decided that peace just wasn’t as good as ripping peoples’ spines out.

They’ll be joined by actor Joe Taslim, who is signed on to play Sub-Zero, and director Simon McQuoid, for whom this will be his first feature. No word yet on the plot of the movie, but my guess involves a tournament, a god or two, and a whole lot of blood.

Mortal Kombat is slated to hit theaters March 5, 2021.


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