The Mortal Kombat franchise has a history of extremely janky movies, so I wouldn’t blame anyone who doesn’t hold much hope for the next film.
Yet, the new trailer released by Warner Bros. Pictures to advertise the production certainly looks quite cool, and the story even sounds interesting, featuring a new character named Cole as the protagonist.
The movie will debut in theaters on April 16, 2021 and will arrive on HBO Max 31 days afterward.
You can check out the trailer, the official poster, a series of stills, and an official description below.
“Inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise, which most recently enjoyed the most successful video game launch in its history with Mortal Kombat 11, “Mortal Kombat” features MMA fighter Cole Young, a brand new character to the Mortal Kombat universe, played by Lewis Tan (“Deadpool 2,” Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”).
In the film, Cole is unaware of his heritage, and why he is being hunted by Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung’s best warrior, Sub-Zero. 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. Once he is brought to the temple of Lord Raiden, Cole begins his training with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano. Soon he will stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.
Helmed by award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, and produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe films, “Aquaman,”), Todd Garner (“Into the Storm,” “Tag”), McQuoid and E. Bennett Walsh (“Men in Black: International,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), “Mortal Kombat” is releasing worldwide on April 16, 2021 in theaters and will be available in the U.S. on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.”
If you don’t care all that much about video game tie-ins but you’d rather have the games themselves, Mortal Kombat 11 and its expansion Aftermath are currently available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.