After a delay and a handful of images, today brings the first official trailer for the new Mortal Kombat movie!
This is a movie I’ve been looking forward to for a while now. Despite not having the best on-screen track record (and my personally sucking at fighting games), I LOVE the lore behind Mortal Kombat, and I’m a big Martial Arts movie fan. Thankfully, this morning brings us a look at what to expect from the upcoming adaptation:
MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld sorcerer Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
Mortal Kombat hits theaters and HBO Max on April 16, 2021.