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A first look at the upcoming live-action Mortal Kombat movie has just dropped thanks to a sizzle reel of 2021 movies headed to the HBO Max streaming service.
This is our first proper look at the R-rated movie in action, though earlier this year we were treated to some gorgeous stills that showed off a number of games-accurate looking characters, including Scorpion and Sub Zero.
Take a look at the tweet below for a handy GIF that shows off the brief-but-promising Mortal Kombat footage. You can find the full HBO Max trailer here, which also includes a very brief look at the upcoming Matrix movie. Definitely worth a look.
Mortal Kombat is being directed by Simon McQuoid and features a star-studded cast of actors that'll be taking on the roles of some of the most iconic characters from the games. The lineup includes Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson "Jax" Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, and Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero.
The casting alone was enough to get us excited last year, but seeing the characters in all their gear? I'm quietly optimistic Mortal Kombat is going to be really good, guys. Oh, and the film is going to be super violent, obviously.
"Yes you're gonna get all the fatalities that you're used to, all the fight moves that you wanna see - of course we had to put all that stuff in there," Jax actor Mecahd Brooks explained to podcaster Duncan Trussell last year. "But you're also getting a real story about real people that you can connect with and identify with, and identify with their struggles, and that's the part that's gonna be really unexpected."
The first full trailer for Mortal Kombat is expected to drop next month, but until then I'll probably just be watching this brief few seconds of footage over to keep myself going.
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