Mortal Kombat Movie Is It An Old Movie? Storyline, Plot, Cast and Other Reasons Why You Should Watch Mortal Kombat?


Mortal Kombat is a famous series of intense fighting games that debuted in arcades in 1992. Its basis pivots around an ancient martial arts tournament where the greatest warriors from everywhere the multiverse compete to prevent their realms from invasion. A trio from Earth, under the stewardship of Raiden, team up to prevent Earth’s enslavement.

The movie will be on the release more than two decades after the last movie, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. The movie was in the theatres in 1997, it hit the box office but wasn’t a hit for the critics. Now in 2021, Warner Bros. is getting the other round. We are all fingers crossed. The release date for Mortal Kombat Movie was on March 5, 2021.

Poster for "Mortal Kombat"

Due to production shutdown maybe the upcoming Mortal Kombat Movie could face a few month’s delays! However, we cant confirm it.


The plot details for Mortal Kombat Movie are unknown. However, we can expect the movie to cover matters like Martial arts tournaments: like the game. We expect the movie to include sequels from both the 1997 movie and the game as well.

Three unknowing martial artists are to gather in a mysterious island to compete in a tournament. The outcome will decide the fate of the world. Based on the popular video game of the same name “Mortal Kombat” tells the story of an ancient tournament where the best of the best of different Realms fight each other. This could be the base for the movie, given the huge fan following for the game.


Mortal Kombat is going to be a large combo movie, of well-known actors from other franchise/genre media. Below is the cast of the movie:

  • A Shaolin monk Liu Kang, from Earth who is invited to the ambiguous Mortal Kombat tournament. The role will be of Ludi Lin from Power Rangers 
  •  Kung Lao, a Shaolin monk and best friend of Liu Kang who is remembered by fans for his unique weapon: His razor-sharp, circular hat. This role will be of Max Huang
  • Sonya Blade, a  soldier who commands the Outer World Investigation Agency (an Earth-based unit that deals with extra-worldly threats). This role will be of Jessica McNamee from The Meg
  • Jax, an American Special Forces soldier who later gains augmented, cybernetic arms. This role will be of Mechad Brooks from Supergirl
  • Kano, leader of the Black Dragons who wears a metal plate to hide facial injuries sustained from Jax. This role will be of Josh Lawson from the House of Lies
  • Raiden, an immortal thunder god who helps Earth win Mortal Kombat. This role will be of Tadanobu Asano from the Thor 
  • Scorpion, an undead ninja who seeks vengeance for his family against his rival, Sub-Zero. Best remembered for his fiery spear that pulls his targets close to afford him a killing shot. This role will be of Hiroyuki Sanada from the Westworld
  • Sub-Zero, a ninja from the Lin Kuei clan who possesses the powers of ice. This role will be of Joe Taslim from The Raid
  • Shang Tsung, a sinister Shaolin monk and shape-shifter who can absorb the souls of the living. This role will be of Chin Han from The Dark Knight
  • Mileena, a half-human, half-Tarkatan assassin. This role will be of Sisi Stringer
  • Lewis Tan from Into the Badlands in an unknown role.

Mortal Kombat film’s acting, effects and non-existent storyline prevent the film from becoming a true cult classic but if you’re after undemanding action with a pinch of salt then this might be what you’re looking for. Also if you are looking for a 90’s revival nights, die-hard fans of the games, martial-art junkies then this is the movie for you.

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