Choose Your Fighters: ‘Mortal Kombat’ Casts A New Crew Of Killer Champions

The Playlist | 8/16/2019 | Alex David Lynch
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Choose your fighter. Hot on the heels of today’s Liu Kang casting news, The Hollywood Reporter says several actors have signed on for roles in the next “Mortal Kombat” movie being produced by James Wan and currently slated for a spring 2021 release.

A few hours after Chinese actor Ludi Lin— best known for roles in 2017’s “Power Rangers” reboot along with last fall’s “Aquaman”— was set to rip out some spines and pulverize brains alongside Joe Taslim of “The Raid” fame, THR now is adding to more names to the mix: Mehcad Brooks (“Supergirl,” “True Blood”), Tadanobu Asano (“Thor,” “Thor: Ragnarok”) and Sisi Stringer, who would be making her big-screen debut.

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The reported castings are a sign that production isn’t far from moving full-steam ahead on the 2021 movie, the latest entry in a franchise that has had a murky history making a jump from an arcade machine to the big screen. According to THR, “New Line is aiming to have a diverse international cast so as to reflect the global nature of the franchise”—the newly-announced cast shows the company is serious about that goal.

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