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Jul 10th 2019 at 4:31:18 PM

[up]Boon didnít like Raidenís jokey side? Lambert nailed the role, Annhilation got rid of it and sucked, and then Jeffrey Meek channeled Lambert in Conquest...and was one of the best parts of the show.

Jokey Raiden who can get serious is good. Conquest overdid it sometimes (Raiden picking up blondes at the bar) but it was mostly good.

Edited by Beatman1 on Jul 10th 2019 at 7:33:27 AM

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
unknowing from somewhere..
Jul 10th 2019 at 6:39:02 PM

[up]No it didnt, specially the whole "Heh heh heh....Im sorry" Raiden in the games is mostly overly serious and very formal kind of guy, using wager instead of bet for example, so a fantasy chararter kind to speak.

"My Name is Bolt, Bolt Crank and I dont care if you believe or not"
Jul 13th 2019 at 1:00:56 PM

[up][up]You can be a fantasy character and not be totally serious. That and a lot of people interpret Raidenís sarcasm as a coping mechanism.

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
unknowing from somewhere..
Jul 13th 2019 at 1:06:39 PM

One thing here: the movie also was the one who started the whole Kang Xkitana here, before they were nothing and in fact the movie is more explict than the games were both have mutual atraction but arent a thing in general.

"My Name is Bolt, Bolt Crank and I dont care if you believe or not"
TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Aug 16th 2019 at 11:05:24 AM

YES.

F*cking loved him in Power Rangers (2017)!

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
Akirakan Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Aug 16th 2019 at 11:08:01 AM

Same. He was my choice to play Shang-Chi, so happy to see that he's probably getting the lead role here.

Aug 16th 2019 at 1:38:47 PM

Mehcad Brooks as Jax and Sisi Stringer as Mileena[1] and Tadanobu Asano in talks to play Raiden.

Aug 16th 2019 at 1:55:21 PM

This is moving fairly quickly now that the script is done. Any word on a director?

"That's right kid. Never play an ace when a two will do."
Aug 16th 2019 at 2:07:43 PM

Simon Mc Quoid will be directing. This will be his feature film debut after being a commercial director.

Aug 16th 2019 at 2:43:09 PM

I'm not getting excited until we get a trailer.

Still plenty of time and room for them to f-ck this up royally.

I'M MR. MEESEEKS, LOOK AT ME!
Aug 16th 2019 at 5:30:34 PM

The film will be rated R and fatalities will be featured.

This reply is a month late and I know it's Mortal fucking Kombat, but surely if they're looking to make this a franchise and not a one off movie, they're not gonna get too kill happy.

Unless they're basing the movie off MK 9.

Aug 16th 2019 at 10:02:38 PM

The writer confirmed Sub-Zero is the original and not the younger, more prominent brother, so he's toast.

Aug 16th 2019 at 10:34:07 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if Shang Tsung bites it, as well. The rest of the story doesn't entirely need him to be alive after the first arc, unless they composite elements of Quan Chi into him or something.

Plus the villains in MK have loads of ways to just not die from being killed if the plot demands it. They could easily do "Mileena was brutally killed by Kitana, but was recreated in Quan Chi's flesh pits and is back for the sequel," and it'd be kind of cheap but totally believable in universe.

So the real nail biter is going to be the heroes. Someone good is going to get killed to establish stakes, which means one less character to use later. Maybe Kung Lao - hero's best friend and all that? The cynic in me says Jax might be the one, but then they could also easily set it up yet keep him alive (like, he gets set up for execution and fatalitied, but it's the incident that loses him his arms: he survives and gets the iconic robotic ones).

Edited by KnownUnknown on Aug 16th 2019 at 10:36:13 AM

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Aug 16th 2019 at 10:37:41 PM

Of the heroes, the ones I see as most likely to die are Johnny, Liu Kang and Kung Lao.

Johnny due to his reputation as the Kenny of Mortal Kombat. Liu Kang if they are adapting the plot elements of the reboot. And Kung Lao due to him having been killed off three times.

Aug 16th 2019 at 10:41:00 PM

They could also cheat like the original 95 movie did and have some Canon Foreigner characters die as well (like Johnny's friend who Goro kills, whose name escapes me).

I suspect they're gonna have the spine rip since that was one of the most famous and controversial Fatalities back in the day.

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Black-Hearted Evil or Brave-Hearted Hero
Aug 16th 2019 at 10:42:46 PM

Bi-Han is gonna die.

The first Sub-Zero is always gonna bite it.

Can you see all of me? Walk into my mystery. Do you remember me? Capture you or set you free I am all. I am all... I am all of me
Aug 17th 2019 at 6:38:58 AM

Wonder who's playing Shang Tsung and Goro?

Aug 17th 2019 at 9:00:05 AM

Mechad Brooks as Jax? Didn't see that coming?

Surprised they cast a black actress for Kitana. Then again, her first live action actress was a latina woman.

Aug 18th 2019 at 7:39:38 AM

Just a question regarding Sub-Zero, the elder brother is named Bi-Han while the younger brother is named Kuai Liang, shouldn't the two share a surname or am I just unfamiliar with chinese naming conventions? In fact are those actual chinese names?

TobiasDrake Exposition Dragon from Colorado, USA Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Aug 18th 2019 at 10:07:54 AM

A bit of cursory research tells me that "Liang Kuai" translates to "pleasantly cool".

Bi-Han is hyphenated, so I assume that's all his given name. His full name may well be Kuai Bi-Han.

That being said, are these real Chinese names? Hard to say. They were created back in the day when American writers thought "Chan Kang" was the appropriate naming format for Liu Kang's brother, so it's not like a lot of thought was being given to the culture being written about.

Drake's Razor: Never attribute to cold unfeeling logic that which can be equally explained by emotional outburst.
HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Aug 18th 2019 at 10:41:28 AM

...when they introduce all the actors at the inevitable press conference, I hope they do it in this order:

  • Actor playing Kano;

  • Actor playing Liu Kang;

  • Actor playing Raiden;

  • Actor playing Johnny Cage;

  • Actor playing Scorpion;

  • Actor playing Sub Zero;

  • Actress playing Sonya;

..... and I'm done. Lets see if anyone gets it.cool

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unknowing from somewhere..
Aug 18th 2019 at 12:20:34 PM

[up][up] Wrong again, bi han and Kuai Liang mames come from MK 9 as smoke name(Thomas barda) so they dont have that excuse.

[up]Is the order in mortal Kombat theme.

"My Name is Bolt, Bolt Crank and I dont care if you believe or not"
HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Aug 18th 2019 at 12:29:59 PM

...well, if you're gonna put it in the most blunt matter of fact way as possible...

...you could have at least added a MORTAL KOMBAT!!!! while you were at it. I left the perfect set up.

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