In case you somehow missed it, the very first trailer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot movie released last week, and it was absolutely full of references to the iconic fighting game franchise. While fan reactions came fast and furious, the cast of the new film appears to have gathered together virtually to do a reaction video — which has now been released.
The cast in the reaction video includes Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Josh Lawson (Kano), Sisi Stringer (Mileena), Max Huang (Kung Lao), and more, and you can check it out below. Also, be sure to watch to the very end for a special musical performance from Huang on the piano that is honestly worth waiting for.
Here it is, the Mortal Kombat Trailer Kast Reaction, with love Enjoy! #MortalKombatMovie@Todd_Garner @TheLewisTan @TheChinHan @jessica_mcnamee @themaxhuang @asano_tadanobu @Joe_Taslim @MehcadBrooks pic.twitter.com/RrZyhGpW4v
— LudiLin (@ludi_lin) February 21, 2021
Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie:
“MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?”
The Mortal Kombat reboot film is currently scheduled to release on April 16th on both HBO Max and in theaters. The cast includes Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, and Lewis Tan as new character Cole Young. It wrapped filming late last year. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the film right here.
What do you think about what we have seen of the new Mortal Kombat movie so far? Did the trailer get you excited? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!