In 2010, director Kevin Tancharoen released an eight-minute short film called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth.
Made as a pitch to Warner Bros. Pictures for a reboot of the Mortal Kombat movie franchise, Tancharoen and writer Oren Uziel imagined a grittier world, where all of the known characters were more realistic and less comic book inspired. The fan response was huge with almost universal praise being heaped upon the project.
This impressive pitch led to New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. announcing the next year that Tancharoen and Uziel had been hired to create a new R-rated Mortal Kombat. Sadly, budget constraints meant that this version of the film would never even begin shooting, but the fan response to an R-rated Mortal Kombat film was clear for everyone to see.
Wanting someone who knew horror to take the reins, New Line hired James Wan, the creator of the Saw series of films, hoping he'd bring some of his magic to the IP.
With the film recently wrapping production though, we still don't know much about it. Even now, only a few characters have been confirmed, with many played by debuting actors or stuntmen, alongside some respected veterans of the industry.
Here's every character we know will be in 2021's Mortal Kombat reboot, and who they'll be played by.
Mik lives in the soon to be war-torn Midlands alongside a happy little dog and a wife who begs him daily to stop his war on the world's fried chicken supply. His current method of writing is best described as throwing a chainsaw at a dictionary and seeing what words land in his lap.