No one in Hollywood can seem to escape the “what superhero do you want to play?” question, and actress Megan Fox is no exception. Fox is currently doing promotion for her latest film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and during an interview with Cinepop (via Comicbook.com) the actress was asked that very question — “If you could play a superhero in the movies, which one would it be?” Her response wasn’t much of one at all, as she voiced that she hadn’t really considered it. But her dodging the question resulted in an even more fascinating answer.
“I’ve been getting this question a lot and I should think it about it more because I keep drawing a blank. I don’t have a specific superhero that I think I should play. I’m sorry I don’t have a better answer for you I don’t know.”
Wait, it gets better.
“I thought of Kitana from Mortal Kombat, if they ever make that movie again. I’ve always loved her fans and the blades, um, but that’s the only one I could think of.”
The Princess is an intriguing choice. Once loyal to her stepfather, Outworld ruler Shao Kahn, Kitana turned on him, and essentially her sister Mileena, in an effort to free her land from his powerful grasp. Megan Fox could certainly look the part, and with the help of some CG trickery, could also play the part of Kitana’s hideously fanged sister. She would probably also do well wielding the princess’ steel-bladed fans.
After the mixed reception of Kevin Tancharoen’s web-series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which took a few liberties but still withheld a solid presentation, hope was alive that the franchise could finally return to the big screen. With James Wan set to direct the series’ cinematic reboot, those hopes have never been more alive. Wan is busy with The Conjuring 2, Lights Out, and Aquaman, so Fox likely has plenty of time to express desire to hop aboard. The true intriguing factor will be in waiting for all MK fans to respond.
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