It’s official. Mortal Kombat is coming back to our screens with a reboot. The movie, which will have many characters from the original game, will bring back some of the primary characters as well, including Sonya, Raiden, and Scorpion. The trailer, which dropped a few days ago, shows many fight sequences, a lot of them featuring Scorpion and his signature kunai, whose history the movie will dwell on.
With his iconic catchphrase “Get over here!” and wielding his deadly kunai, Scorpion is the original series’ mascot. An undead spirit, playing a villain-like role, he has been featured in every Mortal Kombat game. Fans who are excited about the upcoming reboot look forward to seeing him come back to the screen.
With the new movie, it seems that Scorpion is going back to his early days of malevolence. It’s been confirmed that Mortal Kombat will detail Scorpion’s origins, especially the history of how he got his kunai.
Director Simon McQuoid, who recently sat down for an interview with IGN, affirmed the news. Stating that he intended to honor the traditional Japanese weapon, McQuoid did extensive research and found that the kunai was used as a gardening tool in early Japan.
To use it as an effective weapon, Scorpion had to attach it to a rope to grab hold of it and use it on enemies.
From McQuoid’s statement, it becomes evident that the director has taken some very admirable first steps into the movie’s development. The previous films, which missed the mark of properly highlighting the significant weapon, made many errors regarding its features and usage.
Honouring the Japanese ninja culture, the movie will also have many action-packed scenes filmed with the Japanese fighting styles from the 14th century.
Thus, it seems that we are in for a Mortal Kombat that will not only bring a contemporary twist to the franchise but also be devoted to the backstory of the weapon that has defined the series. Hopefully, to the rest of the movie, too. Fingers crossed!
Mortal Kombat (2021) is an upcoming American martial arts action fantasy film directed by Simon McQuoid. It is based on the video game franchise of the same name.
The film stars actors like Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada in various roles.
About Mortal Kombat (2021)
Mortal Kombat (2021) is an American martial arts action fantasy film directed by Simon McQuoid. It is based on the video game franchise of the same name and serves as a reboot.
Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.
The film stars actors like Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada in various roles. It was released on HBO Max on April 23, 2021. A sequel is currently in development.