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The Mortal Kombat Movie Could Have Featured Danny Glover As Raiden

But it wasn't meant to be.


It's always interesting to hear about movie casting ideas that didn't come to be. We now know that New Line was initially looking at Lethal Weapon's Danny Glover to play Raiden in the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, according to NetherRealm boss Ed Boon.

" They had some pretty wild suggestions for characters," Boon told IGN about his discussions with New Line. "I remember them saying they wanted Danny Glover to be Raiden."

The part ultimately went to Highlander actor Christopher Lambert.

The 1995 original Mortal Kombat from Paul W.S. Anderson made $70 million, while 1997 sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation did not do as well, with plans apparently scrapped for more installments. The series was eventually revived, with the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series being the latest installment.

A new Mortal Kombat is currently in production, with Saw director James Wan set to produce. Simon McQuoid, who directed an amazing video game commercial, might direct the new film.

Wan said last summer that the producers will not rush the film out at the expense of quality.

The latest Mortal Kombat game was 2015's Mortal Kombat X.

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