Mighty Raiden Faces Off Against Shang Tsung in Spectacular New MORTAL KOMBAT Still
The fast-approaching Mortal Kombat reboot — which will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on April 16 — will feature many characters from the NetherRealm Studios–created game series, including Raiden and Shang Tsung. Fans of these iconic characters should be happy to hear that the latest still photo from the film focuses solely on the eternal God of Thunder and the historic — and quite villainous — host of the Mortal Kombat.
Although Shang Tsung (Chin Han) will play a key role in the movie, he won't actually be the flick's main villain, as Simon McQuoid's Mortal Kombat will pit the world's most skilled fighters against Joe Taslim's Sub-Zero.
In a new interview with Total Film, McQuoid had a chance to elaborate on the movie's realistic fight scenes.
"Some fights are big, some are small, but my main goal was to make the fights mean something," he said. "I wanted the fights to look and feel like they didn’t just sort of pop out of the story and then come back in. I didn’t want anything generic. I didn’t want anything that you could see in any action movie. The stunt team on this were just amazing, and they designed some [...] incredible things.”
According to McQuoid, his directorial debut will also be unapologetically brutal and bloody, as moviegoers can expect to see some pretty awful things happening to the brave few (don't worry, the film's R-rated).
Be sure to take a look at the brand-new still from the reboot of the Mortal Kombat film series down below:
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