Big studios like WB and Disney may have skipped out of SDCC this year, but it just put the spotlight on some other projects like NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 1. The studio has dropped two new trailers for incoming characters as well as a preview for an animated Johnny Cage movie starring Joel McHale.
Here are the trailers for the new characters coming to the base roster:
And here are the DLC characters which include the rumored Homelander, Peacemaker, and more:
Though the newer games do like to bring back characters from the original 2D era of Mortal Kombat, MK1 is looking to bring back some classic faces from the 3D era of MK, like Li Mei, Tanya, and Darrius. However, it does seem like they are going to be doing some changes with their story, but that’s kind of expected with Liu Kang rebooting the timeline as an Elder God.
As for the Kombat Pack, Homelander, Peacemaker, and Omni-Man are the only non-MK characters joining the roster. We’re also getting the return of Quan Chi, Ermac, and MKX’s Takeda.
As for the Johnny Cage film, here’s the trailer:
It’s unclear exactly where in the animated MK timeline this film will take place, but it’s great that they were able to bring back Joel McHale, who does a great job playing the franchise’s cockiest character. Here’s the official synopsis:
In 1980s Hollywood, action star Johnny Cage is looking to become an A-list actor. But when his costar, Jennifer, goes missing from set, Johnny finds himself thrust into a world filled with shadows, danger and deceit. As he embarks on a bloody journey, Johnny quickly discovers the City of Angels has more than a few devils in its midst. He faces off against a sinister secret society plotting a nefarious scheme, but the brutal fight against the bloodthirsty warriors of the Netherrealm is just beginning. Can Johnny, alongside other Mortal Kombat legends, save humanity…and, more importantly, his career?
Mortal Kombat 1 launches for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch on Sept. 19, and Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match releases on Oct. 17.