Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Has Been Delayed Due to Pandemic
The upcoming Mortal Kombat film reboot from director Simon McQuaid has been delayed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a report from GameInformer, the upcoming movie reboot of Mortal Kombat has been delayed indefinitely due to COVID-19.
“Well, I thought by the casts’ social media you would’ve figured out we’re shooting a few more days,” said producer Todd Garner on Twitter. “We’d always planned for it & thought we’d do it in March. The pandemic had other plans. We won’t have a release date for the movie until theaters re-open. Same for trailer.”
Well, I thought by the casts’ social media you would’ve figured out we’re shooting a few more days. We’d always planned for it & thought we’d do it in March. The pandemic had other plans. We won’t have a release date for the movie until theaters re-open. Same for trailer.
— Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) November 10, 2020
The Simon McQuaid directed reboot started filming over a year ago and was supposed to release next March at the time. Like most films, the Mortal Kombat film reboot has been delayed due to the pandemic and with fewer new releases in theaters. While theaters are open in most states, major markets like California and New York haven’t been able to open all their theaters yet.
This is the latest attempt at rebooting Mortal Kombat as a film. The first crack at it was in 1995 which was directed by Resident Evil film franchise director Paul W. S. Anderson. Following that, we got Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997 from director John R. Leonetti. The upcoming film reboot is directed by Simon McQuaid with a script by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham. Additionally, it’s being produced by Aquaman director James Wan. You can check out the full cast list below:
- Joe Taslim: Sub-Zero
- Hiroyuki Sanada: Scorpion
- Tadanobu Asano: Raiden
- Sisi Stringer: Mileena
- Jessica Mcnamee: Sonya Blade
- Ludi Lin: Liu Kang
- Max Huang: Kung Lao
- Elissa Cadwell: Nitara
- Chin Han: Shang Tsung
- Lewis Tan: Unknown
Currently, the Mortal Kombat reboot doesn’t have a new release date. While we wait for more info, Mortal Kombat 11 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC. It’ll be available on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on November 17. As more news comes out about the movie, including a trailer and new release date, we’ll be sure to let you know.