The upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot movie has fully engaged the wheels of the promotional machine now that it is set to debut in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23rd, and that includes a newly released featurette featuring the cast, writer, and director talking about their characters and the movie more generally. As an added bonus, the new featurette appears to include some new footage, which is always exciting.
The Mortal Kombat kast is a truly global and diverse group bringing your champions to life. See it on the big screen in theaters and streaming on HBO Max* – April 23.
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— Mortal Kombat Movie (@MKMovie) April 5, 2021
More specifically, the featurette appears to include the best look yet at Nathan Jones’ character. Jones had once been rumored to be playing Shao Kahn in the film, but it looks as if he will be playing Reiko instead. Reiko is a relatively minor character in the lore of the franchise, but as we’ve seen with Nitara and Kabal, the movie reboot isn’t afraid of digging deeper than usual.
But not everyone was impressed with the “woke” sensibilities of the producers.
The whole cast seems flawless up until the point the producers began running their mouths about racial exclusion.
I’ve followed the MK lore since I was a child, and it seems like these people have no idea what’s going on in the universe.https://t.co/o1wVPIuOoT
— The Laughing Man (@realLaughinMan) April 5, 2021