Over the past year or there have been rumours of a new Mortal Kombat movie and now That Hashtag Show have posted details regarding the reboot, which has a script written by Greg Russo. They say the new movie will star a new character, the generically name Cole Turner, a widowed boxer with a young daughter. I’m not such how many other cliches they can force in to one character but they’re off to a good start.
The site also has a breakdown of the other characters who will appear including Kano (yay!), and a fourteen year old thunder god. Sub Zero, Scorpion, Goro, and many others are not listed so may not be in the movie, but Nitara is. Odd. However, this is all rumours and things can change. Here are the character descriptions.
COLE TURNER – Lead Male. 30s. A brand new character to the MK franchise. Cole is a struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything. He is incredibly determined and refuses to quit in the face of fantastical adversity.
KANO – Supporting Lead Male. 30s. The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire. He is arrogant and impetuous but a tremendous fighter.
SONYA BLADE – Supporting Lead Female. 30s. The beautiful, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat. She recruits Cole and fights bravely and selflessly for a team she can only be a true part of once she earns a medallion in combat.
JIN/LORD RAIDEN – Male. 14. The immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld.
MILEENA – Female. 25-35. A drop dead gorgeous woman that is part of the Outworld side. She wears a sheer gown over thigh-high boots and a revealing one-piece, with a veil that covers her nose and mouth.
JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES – Male. 30-40. “Jax” is a strapping mercenary/military officer who loses both of his hands in an attack and then joins Sonya and Cole to fight the Outworld.
LIU KANG – Male. 20-35. A fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earth realm champion.
KUNG LAO – Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all powerful boomerang hat.
SHANG TSUNG – Male. No age specified. The great sorcerer of Outworld, whose presence is a storm cloud of dark energy. His ever-changing roulette of faces unfurls an evil smile.
DRAHMIN – Male. 25-35. An Oni devil mask over his face, his body is composed of twisted sinewy skin, a heavy spiked club replaces one arm.
KABAL – Male. 25-35. An evil assassin of Outworld, he is outfitted in a black armored vest and trench coat. His entire head is covered by a scarred black respirator. His signature weapons are two razor-sharp hook swords.
NITARA -Female. 25-35. A black-haired vampire of Outworld. Two massive leathery batwings protrude from her bare shoulders. Fresh blood drips from her fangs.
REIKO -Male. 25-40. An armor-clad Outworld General with white glowing eyes. He drags a massive war hammer with him.
THE OVERSEER -Male. Late 80’s. The overseer of the clock tower and the training grounds that house the Earth realm warriors, he is laughably old.
EMILY -Female. 12. Cole’s scrappy, determined, and wise-beyond-her-years daughter.
SOPHIA -Female. 60s. Cole’s understanding, discerning mother-in-law who houses Emily and is her primary guardian.
JESS – Female. 30-35. Cole’s judgmental sister-in-law, who believes Cole to be a selfish, bad father. She lives with Sophia and Emily.