Unsurprisingly, reactions to Mortal Kombat‘s debut trailer have been overwhelmingly constructive because it dropped final month.
Equally to Paul W.S. Anderson’s unique 1995 model, the director of this yr’s reboot, Simon McQuoid, is keenly conscious of what followers need out of a film all about superpowered entities beating the residing daylights out of one another, with all of the hallmarks one would anticipate (Fatalities, iconic characters and dialogue) being current and accounted for. It’s price noting, after all, that the footage confirmed to date represents solely a fraction of the unashamedly violent martial arts flick, so a closing verdict gained’t be delivered till the movie’s launch subsequent month. However suffice it to say, early indicators are outwardly promising.
Assuming it proves to be a success on the field workplace, then, it might appear as if McQuoid and the complete crew concerned with the challenge already know precisely the place a sequel will take Earthrealm’s heroes. For these not conscious, the franchise’s overarching story includes an historic match held between two dimensions, Earth and Outworld. The latter of those is a dystopian world dominated over by Shao Kahn, a tyrannical and ruthless chief whose sole goal is to invade and conquer mankind’s residence.
As dictated by a creed handed down by the Elder Gods, this subjugation effort will solely be allowed if Outworld’s forces are in a position to win a consecutive variety of so-called Mortal Kombat tournaments. Ought to the streak be damaged at any time, the method should start anew. Historically, Kahn’s underling Shang Tsung oversees these fixtures, with the previous solely revealing himself following Tsung’s defeat by the hands of Liu Kang.
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That being the case, Kahn may seem in a post-credits scene, particularly as his presence is explicitly alluded to within the aforementioned trailer with statues and different iconography (see above). That is all predicated on the grounds that the live-action adaptation does nicely sufficient to warrant a follow-up, after all, however contemplating the large hype previous its launch, we think about that’s already all however assured.
Mortal Kombat lands in theaters and on HBO Max beginning April 16th.