Meet The "Kast" Of The Mortal Kombat Movie In New Featurette
You'll be able to test your might in just a few weeks, but first take a moment to find out who else is showing up for the ultimate showdown.
The upcoming Mortal Kombat film, which releases on April 23, has a lot to live up to. Not just three decades of beloved video games, but one of the most universally beloved video game moves in Paul W.S. Anderson's 1995 film of the same name. Getting the game's massive cast of characters right is one of the biggest challenges, and the new "Meet the Kast" featurette give us a look at the movie's many characters and gives the actors chance to offer up a few words.
"[Fans] deserve to see their beloved characters elevated to this cinematic height," said director Simon McQuoid in the featurette, which looks to be a much longer and more in-depth version of the character video released on March 25.
Mehcad Brooks, who plays Jax, is no stranger to playing heightened, superhero-type characters. The actor spent four seasons on Supergirl as James Olsen, eventually becoming the vigilante superhero called Guardian for the show.
"The interesting thing about playing a video game character is, you have to walk this line of being larger than life, but also making that person real," Brooks said. Jax is a long-time member of the Mortal Kombat cast of characters, and in an earlier trailer for the upcoming film we see him lose his arms in battle, only to come back with much stronger, cybernetic arms as a Mortal Kombat competitor (or Kompetitor, they'd probably like us to say).
The video goes into the focus on believable, grounded combat, and McQuoid's desire to pair brutal fighting with beautiful scenery.
Mortal Kombat hits theaters and HBO Max on April 23. Ahead of that, see what the director has to say about not deviating from the source material and making sure the movie lives up to its R-Rating. If you're wondering why Johnny Cage isn't in the movie, blame Kano. And if you've missed a few Mortal Kombat games and don't recognize every face in the featurette, make sure to check out our rundown of every Mortal Kombat character revealed so far.
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