Mortal Kombat Web Series Officially Happening
Expect to see the series drop in the spring around the time of the release of the next Mortal Kombat title on April 19. Most of the other details, like Tancharoen writing and directing and filming starting next month in Vancouver, remain the same.
Warner Bros. is depicting the series as “an anthology of multiple live action shorts, each providing never-before-revealed isnights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game‘s universe.” That sounds a little different from what we expected from the trailer; more like character-centric vignettes, possibly interlocking, possibly not.
From the short film Tancharoen created to fan the flames of interest in the Mortal Kombat IP, we saw some interesting reworking of characters. Both Baraka and Reptile appeared as deformed freaks who had taken up murder as a result, and Scorpion seemed to be the game’s central character, entering the Mortal Kombat tournament to seek revenge against Sub-Zero. There were Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs and Sonya Blade as cops, and we saw Johnny Cage get murdered at Baraka’s hand.
There aren’t any details about what, if anything, of the short will make it into the web series. Michael Jai White, who played Jax, is expected to return. Warner Bros. also mentioned Liu Kang showing up, as well as Scorpion and Johnny Cage. No other characters are confirmed just yet, however.