After the successful release of Mortal Kombat 11 this past month, Warner Bros. has decided to move forward (finally!) on the live-action adaptation of Mortal Kombat. The film is set for release on March 5th, 2021, with director Simon McQuoid at the helm, and James Wan producing.
The script is still being developed, but McQuoid is a commercial director with a good eye, and James Wan is a talent the likes of which Hollywood hasn’t seen in quite some time, so expect this to be something special.
According to Revenge of the Fans, Joel McHale (Community) has landed a secret role in what will presumably be a direct to home video release for an upcoming Mortal Kombat animated movie. There have been rumblings of a live-action movie for years, particularly after the release of the successful web-series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Nothing is known about the story, but we do presumably already have a voice cast for the film that includes Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Darin DePaul (Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV), Fred Tatasciore (Tangled), Grey Griffin (The Fairly Oddparents), Ike Amadi (Avengers Assemble), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman), Patrick Seitz (Redline), Robin Atkin Downes (Suicide Squad), Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop), and Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird). Any guesses as to their roles? Though still unknown, Seitz voiced Scorpion in more recent games, with Blum often voicing Sub-Zero. Maybe McHale is Johnny Cage?
WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have shared a new gameplay trailer of the upcoming Injustice 2 DLC character, Hellboy. The new trailer shows off his complete move-set, and character, complete with his hellish Ultimate.
Entertainment Weekly has also revealed that he’ll become available to download to players that own either the Ultimate Edition, the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack 2 on November 14th. He will be available to purchase individually starting November 21st for $5.99.
WB Games and NetherRealm Studios has posted our first look at gameplay for The Atom in Injustice 2 in their second downloadable character pack. Raiden is available for download in the game, today.
This Atom in particular is Ryan Choi, one of the more fan-favorite, and currently acting Atom in the comic books. His biography for the game mentions a search for Ray Palmer, so it’s possible the good doctor will be available as a premium skin for the character.
WB Games and NetherRealms have released a new trailer, introducing the move-set and Ultimate for Raiden, the second new character in the Character Pack 2 DLC for Injustice 2. Alongside the introduction of Raiden is a Premium Skin for the character that transforms him into the DC Comics hero, Black Lightning.
Their moves are about what you’d expect, but the Ultimate is where the magic happens, with this being one of the coolest in the game to this point. Raiden and Black Lightning will join the Injustice 2 roster next month.
NetherRealms Studios posted a teaser trailer for Fighter Pack 2 for Injustice 2, now that the first has finally finished rolling out, and it’s quite a surprise. The addition of Black Manta has been known for quite some time, and Raiden is a fun addition, but it’s the inclusion of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy that’s the big surprise here.
Currently, we have no clues as to their movesets, but this is such an incredible surprise that I can’t help but immediately be excited. I guess it’s time to fire Injustice 2 back up. The first new character from Fighter Pack 2 will be available on September 12th.
The next character in the first round of DLC for Injustice 2 is available for players on all systems, today. Sub-Zero, Master of the Lin Kuei, is now a player option. Check out the trailer above for his full-set, as well as his beautifully smooth ultimate.
The last remaining character in the first batch of DLC is Starfire, with a second round of DLC most likely announced at San Diego Comic-Con.
So, in the latest episode of Analog, I took a shot in the dark and said that the new Joker is actually Jason Todd, to troll the rumormongers of the DC Entertainment Universe. Then, less than 12 hours later, they announce Jason Todd as a DLC character. Thanks, Netherealms!
Now, my theory still isn’t dead yet. Perhaps he’s a DLC character because his moveset would obviously be different as Red Hood. There’s also his mannerisms in this trailer, which look very similar to the Joker in Injustice 2, as well. Also, the inclusion of Starfire, to fill out the Outlaws, and Mortal Kombat’s Sub-Zero are both a fun way to add some interesting characters to the game. Either way, announcing the first DLC pack is a smart way to drum up a bit more pre-order support for the title, before it releases on May 16th.