Warner Bros. Animation has revealed a new movie project inspired by the iconic Mortal Kombat arcade, film, TV and comics series. Titled Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge and expected to arrive in the first half of this year, the movie is directed by Ethan Spaulding (Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) from a script by by Jeremy Adams (Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans), based on the 1992 game by Ed Boon and John Tobias.
The flick will be star-powered by Joel McHale (Community) as cocky action star Johnny Cage, and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight) as special forces commander Sonya Blade.
The voice cast also features Jordan Rodrigues (Light as a Feather) as Liu Kang; Patrick Seitz (ThunderCats Roar, Marvel Future Avengers) as Scorpion and Hanzo Hasashi; Steve Blum (Young Justice, Star Wars Rebels) as Sub-Zero; Artt Butler (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Shang Tsung; Darin De Paul (3Below, Overwatch) as Quan Chi; Robin Atkin Downes (Guardians of the Galaxy TV series, Voltron Legendary Defender) as Kano; David B. Mitchell (Mortal Kombat 11, Batman Unlimited) as Raiden; Ike Amadi (3Below, Mortal Kombat 11) as Jax Briggs; Kevin Michael Richardson (Young Justice, Mortal Kombat 1995) as Goro; Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls, Young Justice) as Kitana and Satoshi Hasashi; and Fred Tatasciore (Star Wars Resistance, DC Super Hero Girls) as Demon Torturer.
Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face) is producer with Jim Krieg (Gotham By Gaslight) as co-producer; co-creator Ed Boon of NetherRealm (formerly Midway Games) is creative consultant.
Warner Bros. acquired Mortal Kombat original company Midway in 2009, bringing one of the biggest games of all time under its company umbrella. WB Interactive Ent. relaunched the series in 2011; last year’s Mortal Kombat 11 was the fifth-best selling game of 2019 across all platforms.
A live-action movie based on the games was released in 1995, spawning two TV series. A new big screen reboot from New Line Cinema is slated for 2021, produced by James Wan and Todd Garner and directed by newcomer Simon McQuoid.