We got the first look and details about the new Mortal Kombat movie directed by Simon McQuoid. The film will be a brand new story and a new main character named Cole Young.
Here’s the details about the film from EW:
When we first meet Cole, he’s in a really bad spot.vHe’s down on his luck. He’s kind of a washed-up MMA fighter who used to be a champion, who used to believe in himself, who used to have a lot of hope in his career. And it’s all gone down the drain. It’s a very interesting place for a hero to start, and I think that, along the journey of Mortal Kombat and Cole discovering where he comes from, you’re introduced to all these other iconic characters and elements that everybody loves so dearly.
Cole knows nothing of his heritage aside from the mysterious birthmark on his chest — in the shape of the Mortal Kombat symbol. Tan remains mum on how this birthmark connects to the character’s origins but agrees “it’s a unique symbol” that “will eventually tie into the journey that he’s going on.” It remains the only clue Cole has when the sinister sorcerer and emperor of the realm Outworld, Shang Tsung (Skyscraper‘s Chin Han), sends Sub-Zero, now with his cryomancy powers, to hunt him down.
Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs (Supergirl’s Mehcad Brooks), a special forces major who bears the same mark as Cole, urges him to seek out Sonya Blade (The Meg’s Jessica McNamee). She ferries him onward to the next leg of the journey, to the thunderous Elder God known as Lord Raiden (Thor’s Tadanobu Asano), who grants sanctuary at his temple to all those with the mark. There, Cole encounters even more recognizable characters from the Mortal Kombat games — Liu Kang (Power Rangers’ Ludi Lin), Kung Lao (actor and stuntman Max Huang), and Kano (Superstore’s Josh Lawson) — as they all train for a high-stakes tournament to defeat the invading enemies from Outerworld.
The plot sounds intriguing. Let’s be honest, people just want to see fights because it’s Mortal Kombat, but not me. I’ve been following the lore of MK for years since I was a kid, and I hope the story is actually good because I would be disappointed. Also, I don’t really have any interest for Cole Young, but I’ll keep an open mind like I usually do because I don’t want to hate something I haven’t seen yet. I guess we’ll find out soon.
Here are the images for Mortal Kombat: