Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has revealed the production of an animated Mortal Kombat film called “Scorpion’s Revenge.” Made by Warner Bros., the movie, which will launch during the first half of 2020, is set to star Joel McHale (The Soup) as Johnny Cage, and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) as Sonya Blade.
The news comes by way of a Tweet from Ed Boon over the weekend, who described the upcoming movie as “brutal:”
We’ve been sitting on this news for quite a while & are thrilled to announce the upcoming Mortal Kombat Animated feature!
Scheduled for the first half of 2020 and its BRUTAL ! 😱 pic.twitter.com/UtliFQ7Gpc
— Ed Boon (@noobde) January 18, 2020
More comprehensive details on Scorpion’s Revenge cast was actually broken by the Hollywood Reporter a day earlier. The outlet states:
“The voice cast 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.”
We’re also told that Rick Morales and Jim Kreig are taking the lead on the project, two producers with experience producing the acclaimed animated Batman series.
Mortal Kombat is an iconic video game franchise that first launched in 1992. The 11th in the series released in 2019 and went on to become one of the year’s best-selling games.
In related news, you can watch new gameplay footage of The Joker, the latest Kombat Pack character to be released for Mortal Kombat 11.