Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Officially Releases April 16, 2021

The Mortal Kombat reboot movie will come to theaters and stream exclusively on HBO Max starting on April 16, 2021.

December 15, 2020

Look, you and I both know that the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie is an all-time classic. To this day, it stands out as one of the best game-to-film adaptations. The only issue is the absolutely terrible CGI. To that end, Warner Bros. is finally giving the series the big-budget reboot it deserves. We’ve known for a while that it’s coming to theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max. However, now they’ve announced that the movie will release on April 16, 2021. Give it a look.

I don’t want to get too excited just yet, but as a big fan of the Mortal Kombat lore, this is shaping up to be a movie I can’t wait to see. Regardless of the quality, it should be fun. Personally, I’m a big fan of the casting. Ludi Lin as Liu Kang is a perfect fit. Not only does he have a background in martial arts, but I’ve liked everything I’ve seen him in, even that Power Rangers movie. They’re also bringing in Joe Taslim to be Sub-Zero. If you don’t know who he is, please do yourself a favor and watch The Raid. It’s phenomenal.


The rest of the cast I’m less familiar with. However, those two can easily carry the action on their own. It doesn’t look like many of the other actors have serious martial arts backgrounds, but I don’t think that’s necessarily a problem. Either way, I can’t help but think this one could be solid.

Mortal Kombat releases on April 16, 2021. While you wait, make sure to pick up Mortal Kombat 11 and see where the video game version of the story has gone over the last year. It’s available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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