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6 Characters I Want to See in the Mortal Kombat Movie

The day will soon be upon us when we have a new live action Mortal Kombat movie to enjoy. The movie has been pretty quiet — until last week, when the first trailer dropped and blew all of our minds! What a great trailer! The Mortal Kombat movie looks pretty damn good!

If they’re on the poster, why aren’t they the stars of the movie?

Even more exciting about the trailer was the number of character cameos sprinkled throughout. We knew the likes of Liu Kang, Sub-Zero and Raiden were going to be in the movie — along with an original character named Cole, for some reason — but we saw glimpses of Reptile, Goro, Nitara and more! How exciting! I love the whole roster of Mortal Kombat characters. It was a geeky obsession of mine when I was a kid. So if this movie does indeed feature a ton of character cameos, I have a few suggestions.

Join me after the jump for the Mortal Kombat characters I really, really, really want to see show up in the new movie!

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The New Mortal Kombat Move is Just Going For It!

At long last, the first trailer for the new live action Mortal Kombat movie has arrived. And jeez louise, people, this movie is just going for it! They’re not being the least bit subtle. Just live action Mortal Kombat in all its glory!

I’m sharing the trailer here on my blog, but it’s a red band, so you may need to just click the link through to YouTube to watch. It’s definitely worth the trouble!

I don’t even know where to begin with this trailer! We saw a bunch of posters for characters yesterday, but clearly the movie is going to be chockful of Mortal Kombat characters. We saw Goro, we saw Reptile, and I think we saw my boy Smoke at one point! And that’s not mentioning all the main characters, like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang, Jax and a billion others! Again, this movie is just going for it!

Digital effects simply weren’t up to snuff back when the first movie came out. Perhaps now we’re ready!

Mortal Kombat comes to theaters and/or HBO Max on April 16!

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There Are New Video Games Coming Out After All!

We have not been completely abandoned! There will be new video games coming out in the near future, so at least that’s something to get excited about. I still haven’t bought that Nintendo Switch, but new games for some of the consoles I do own will be great!

Like The Last of Us II! I have avoided all of the leaked plot details, so I’m still excited about this one.

That video is called an “official story trailer”, but I don’t think it tells us the story at all. Other than Ellie is up against some more trouble in the fungus zombie apocalypse.

The Last of Us II comes out on June 19.

Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat 11 is apparently going to drop some new story DLC. Has Mortal Kombat ever done that before?

I could be interested in that. I usually only play the new Mortal Kombat games for the characters and the story. They’ve been adding new firefighters right along for the past year, which amazes me. Is the Mortal Kombat gaming community so strong that people are still excited about random new character additions all these months and months later?

Perhaps that’s why they’re going with full story DLC this time, to entice people like me back. The addition of Sheeva doesn’t hurt. I’ve always liked her as a character. But Fujin is a weird choice to add. And I could care less about Robocop. I have never been interested in the non-MK characters in the game.

Either way, the new Mortal Kombat 11 expansion will arrive on May 26.

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How About a Blood-Soaked Mortal Kombat Cartoon?

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge comes out next month and they’ve decided to entice us with a blood-soaked new trailer! Let the cartoon blood flow!

This movie looks interesting…to an extent. It’s weird how the first half of the trailer is all about a cool Scorpion origin story…and then the second half switches over to Liu Kang and company. It’s like the movie wants us to think it’s all Scorpion all the time…but it’s probably just another retelling of the same old Liu Kang story again.

Which is doubly weird, because aren’t we supposed to get a new live action Mortal Kombat movie soon? And won’t that movie probably also focus on Liu Kang’s story in the first tournament? Why do MK producers keep going back to that story? Surely we’re all bored of it by now?

If you had to choose between Scorpion and Liu Kang, I think 99% of us would choose Scorpion.

Or better yet, Sub-Zero! Like this write-up I did last year on my idea for a Mortal Kombat movie! It’s time we leave Liu Kang, Sonya Blade and that third guy in the dust! Focus on the actually interesting characters! You’re already most of the way there with Scorpion’s Revenge!

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They’re Going All In With an Animated Mortal Kombat Movie, Apparently

I just heard of this movie and I think it’s rather silly. The people behind Mortal Kombat are coming out with a new straight-to-DVD animated film called Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. I think the idea is pretty cool, but the execution looks tame.

From that trailer, it looks like they’re just going to do the first Mortal Kombat tournament all over again. How many times do we need this event portrayed? Why does everybody think that’s the most interesting story in Mortal Kombat lore? Hell, the title of the film is about Scorpion, and he seems to be a major player in the movie…why not just do that?

Do the people behind Mortal Kombat really think we care about Liu Kang, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade? When you’ve got a cool story like that of Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero, why would anybody want Liu Kang to show up?

Last year, I did my own write-up on a plot for a Mortal Kombat movie, one that focused on the second Sub-Zero. He’s a far more interesting character with a far more interesting story than any of the regular Earth realmers. Just putting it out there!

Scorpion’s Revenge comes out this spring.

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