Mortal Kombat Animated Movie Perfectly Casts Johnny Cage
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is the latest animated feature under production from Warner Bros. Animation. Set to come out in the first half of 2020, the movie has cast two major characters.
Joel McHale (Community) and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) have joined the project to voice Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade respectively, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While we won't see McHale on the big screen as Cage--as it's an animated movie--his voice should do the Hollywood superstar/Earth-realm savior justice. Also, McHale totally looks a bit like Cage, so that's a nice bonus. They're joining a long list of familiar faces from the video game series--which you can see below.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge Cast:
- Joel McHale as Johhny Cage
- Jennifer Carpenter as Sonya Blade
- Patrick Seitz as Scorpion and Hanzo Hasashi
- Steve Blum as Sub-Zero
- Jordan Rodrigues as Lui Kang
- Robin Atkin Downes as Kano
- Artt Butler as Shang Tsung
- Darin De Paul as Quan Chi
- David B. Mitchell as Raiden
- Ike Amadi as Jax Briggs
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Goro
- Grey Griffin as Kitana
The upcoming movie is written by Jeremy Adams and will be directed by Ethan Spaulding: two creators who have worked with Warner Bros. Animation previous. Mortal Kombat's Ed Boon is signed on as a creative consultant for the project.
At this time, there are no story details for the animated feature, but it's a safe bet to say the film will revolve around the murder of Hanzo Hasashi, how he becomes Scorpion, and his return...for revenge.
Scorpion's Revenge isn't the only Mortal Kombat movie in the works. Warner Bros. has a live-action film underway, which is shooting in southern Australia. Most of the casting has been revealed, including Kano, Sonya, Sub-Zero, Lui Kang, and Jax. The live-action Mortal Kombat movie will arrive in March 2021, about a year after Scorpion's Revenge.
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