We’ve been getting news for a while that the Mortal Kombat movie is currently undergoing production, and it’s just been announced the past week that filming has officially wrapped for the film.
This comes from writer Greg Russo:
Congrats to the amazing cast and crew of #MK2021 on the wrap today! Thank you for being so awesome to work with. The passion and dedication I felt was insane. Hope you get some much needed rest over the holidays! #MortalKombat pic.twitter.com/NXuCl6Bi16
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) December 13, 2019
We don’t have an official synopsis for the movie yet, but we do know that multiple characters will be appearing in the film from Sub-Zero to Liu Kang, and the first main baddie, Shang Tsung. It’s also been said that this film—unlike previous adaptations—will be Rated R, and we’ll be getting some gruesome fatalities that will be true to the spirit of the original game.
Though video game adaptations are rarely good, I’m hoping that a franchise like Mortal Kombat will manage to break the mold. If you ask me, they should just embrace the campy tone of the video game franchise and not take itself too seriously. If something should be topnotch though, it should definitely be the action. You can’t expect a movie based on an action fighting game to not deliver in that aspect.
Despite wrapping though, one big mystery for the film is still the identity of Lewis Tan’s character. I’m just going to go on a limb here and guess that he’s Johnny Cage. I mean, Cage is one of the most popular characters in the franchise, so it doesn’t make sense he would be absent from the first movie. My guess is that the studio wants to keep it quiet in fear of controversy, seeing that Cage is a white character and Tan is Asian.
With the movie wrapping already, I hope we can get an official teaser soon. Then again, the film is still set to come out in the middle of 2021, so it’s likely we’re going to have to wait a while. Maybe a trailer in the middle of 2020 would be a realistic guess.
Catch Mortal Kombat when it hits theaters March 5, 2021.