The bloody over-the-top video game series “Mortal Kombat” has seen a few adaptations, including two films in the 90’s, and a reboot slated for 2021. Now, an animated adaptation – an R-rated one at that, ahead of the reboot – is also entering the fray from Warner Bros. Animation, the same studio behind the DC animated films.
Titled “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge,” the film looks to adapt the first game in the franchise, much like how the 2011 video game retold that game’s events. Earthrealm’s only hope against the Outworld emperor Shao Kahn is the Mortal Kombat Tournament, where the greatest fighters in the world battle to the death. Many of the franchise’s famous Kombatants will take the stage, such as Raiden, Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Jax Briggs, Kano, Kitana, Reptile, Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, and Goro. However, the film’s subtitle suggests a focus on the franchise’s mascot character Scorpion, as he sets his vengeful sights on his nemesis Sub-Zero.
Patrick Seitz will reprise his role as Scorpion and his alter ego Hanzo Hasashi from the video games “Mortal Kombat” (2011) and its sequel “Mortal Kombat X.” For more information and a full cast list, you can visit IGN’s website here.
“Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” is scheduled to release sometime in 2020, rated R for strong bloody violence throughout and some language.