After more than two decades of development, the third Mortal Kombat film is finally within reach. The latest installment in the popular film franchise brings the beloved video games and their characters back to life with a new cast and plenty of fan favorites, including Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Kano, and Raiden.
Warner Bros. gave us a glimpse at the highly anticipated film with a bloody red-band trailer released this morning that teases the story of Cole Young (Lewis Tan), a mixed martial arts fighter with a mysterious birthmark who suddenly finds himself the target of Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim). To protect himself and his family, Cole joins a collection of warriors who have been selected to keep Earthrealm safe from the forces of Outworld.
“Throughout history, different cultures all over the world reference a great tournament of champions,” Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee) explains. “That dragon marking, I think it’s an invitation to fight for something known as Mortal Kombat.” With the help of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), Sonya and others, Cole embraces his destiny as a fighter and prepares to face off against the Outworld enemies in a battle for the future of the universe.
Watch the full trailer for the new Mortal Kombat movie in the video above, and read on for everything you need to know about Mortal Kombat 2021.
The first Mortal Kombat trailer will release on Thursday, February 18, Warner Bros. has announced. It will be available at 10:30pm IST/ 9am PT/ 5pm GMT. Unlike the last Warner Bros. trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong, there won’t be any local-language versions of the Mortal Kombat trailer in Hindi, Tamil, or Telugu. That would suggest the film will only release in English. The 2021 Mortal Kombat movie is a reboot of the film series based on the video game series of the same name. It will be available on HBO Max and in cinemas in the US on the same day, and only in cinemas everywhere else, including in India.
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WHEN DOES MORTAL KOMBAT PREMIERE ON HBO MAX?
The latest Mortal Kombat film is part of Warner Bros. 2021 film slate, meaning it will premiere on HBO Max and in theaters simultaneously. Mortal Kombat 2021 premieres both on streaming and in theaters Friday, April 16. If you’re planning to watch at home, though, don’t wait too long. Warner Bros. is only keeping movies on HBO Max for one month.
MORTAL KOMBAT 2021 CAST: WHO STARS IN THE NEW MORTAL KOMBAT MOVIE?
The new Mortal Kombat film stars Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han / Sub-Zero, and more. Mortal Kombat comes from director Simon McQuoid and producers James Wan, Todd Garner, E. Bennett Walsh, and McQuoid.
WHERE TO WATCH THE MORTAL KOMBAT MOVIES:
Before you watch the latest Mortal Kombat film, it’s time to refresh your memory on the first two movies in the franchise. The original Mortal Kombat was released in 1995, and is current available to watch on iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play, Hoopla, and Microsoft Store. You can find the second film, 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, on the same services. Currently, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play, Hoopla, and Microsoft Store all have Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in their libraries.