In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re incredibly excited about the upcoming 2021 live action Mortal Kombat movie. But if you can’t wait until next year, we’ve got good news for you as today IGN revealed the first trailer for the recently announced Warner Bros. R-Rated animated film based on the iconic (and very, very violent) fighting game series.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge comes from two DC Animated Universe stars. Batman: Assault on Arkham’s Ethan Spaulding directs whilst Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans’ Jeremy Adams takes on writing duties. As fans of the lauded DC Animated Universe this makes a lot of sense. Warner Bros. has some of the best animators in the business so why not turn their deft hands to another of their properties? From the trailer here it looks like the team have bought their A-Game as we get to see a selection of classic characters facing down at the cosmic tournament that is known as… Mortal Kombat!
According to the site the official description of the awesome R-Rated animated flick is as follows:
“Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm—a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles—Mortal Kombat!”
The movie stars a stacked cast—including some returning actors from MK 11—and just like the DCU animated movies, the cast will differ from the live-action movie and stars a whole bunch of impressive voice talent. “Scorpion’s Revenge stars Joel McHale as Johnny Cage, Jennifer Carpenter as Sonya Blade, Jordan Rodrigues as Scorpion & Hanzo Hasashi, Steve Blum as Sub-Zero, Artt Butler as Shang Tsung, Darin De Paul as Quan Chi, Robin Atkin Downes as Kano, David B. Mitchell as Raiden, Ike Amadi as Jax Briggs, Kevin Michael Richardson as Goro, Grey Griffin as Kitana & Satoshi Hasashi, and Fred Tatasciore as Demon Torturer.”
From our point of view, Mortal Kombat: Scorpion’s Revenge seems like an incredibly smart way for Warner Bros. and NetherRealm to introduce new fans to the concept and ideas behind the beloved franchise whilst building up the brand and getting some wider recognition for the sprawling cast of characters. We’re super excited to see what the DC Animation team have up their sleeves for this one especially as the trailer promises the same brutal action that has made the game so popular since its release in 1992. This seems like a perfect way to whet our appetites for the main round Mortal Kombat movie, which will be hitting screens in January 2021. For now though, we’ll be watching this trailer and practicing our Fatalities whilst we wait for Mortal Kombat: Scorpion’s Revenge to be unleashed! FINISH HIM!!
Mortal Kombat: Scorpion’s Revenge will be released in Spring 2020.
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