You probably knew about the live action Mortal Kombat reboot movie, but more exciting news broke today. The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that Joel McHale (Community) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) have been cast for a new animated movie based on the classic video game franchise. This was first reported by Revenge of the Fans.
McHale will voice Johnny Cage, while Carpenter will do the same for Sonya Blade. Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge also includes Jordan Rodrigues as Lui Kang, Patrick Seitz as Scorpion and 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 and Satoshi Hasashi and Fred Tatasciore as Demon Torturer. Ethan Spaulding will direct, with the script written by Jeremy Adams. Rick Morales and Jim Krieg will serve as co-producers.
While the live action Mortal Kombat will not arrive until 2021, this movie from Warner Bros. Animation is already set to be released in the first quarter of this year. If I were to venture a guess, I would say mid-April. I will work on confirming that, so keep checking back for updates.
UPDATE! Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 12, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 28, 2020.
Here is the first trailer:
Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Animation