We still have a few years left to wait for the live-action Mortal Kombat reboot which is scheduled to hit theaters in March of 2021. Still, fans are already gearing up for the much-anticipated film.
There’s still so much we don’t know – like who will star in the movie. At least we know some things, like the fact it’ll be directed by Simon McQuoid and written by Greg Russo. Also, pre-production should begin this month and that means we might get casting details soon!
Until then, let this incredible fan art by Australian artist BossLogic get you excited about who the cast might include…
Picture this: Terry Crews as Jax
Earlier this year, BossLogic created this incredible piece of art featuring Terry Crews as Jax, it was so good in fact that it got the support of Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon, and Crews publicly stepped out saying he’d be interested in appearing in the film.
I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS!!!??????????
— terry crews (@terrycrews) January 24, 2019
BossLogic didn’t stop there. His phenomenal artwork continues with a fabulous lineup of characters that would make for an All-Star cast.
No matter what writers and directors do with the film, this cast would make it incredibly entertaining.
There’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the monstrous Shao Kahn. Who better to play a man capable of crushing your head with his thumb and forefinger?
BossLogic would cast Chris Pratt as Johnny Cage – and YES, we are all about this decision!
What about Keanu Reeves as Kenshi? Considering how beloved Keanu is around the world, we’re pretty sure fans would be obsessed with this idea.
Next up is Gal Gadot (THE Wonder Woman) as Kitana – you can’t un-see this artwork by BossLogic, which means she just has to get the part.
Who is BossLogic? Meet Kode Abdo who is based in Melbourne, Australia, but originally from Syria.
Kode is the digital artist and illustrator behind the name BossLogic. In addition, he is also a member of Depthcore and Slashthree.
He got his break in the art world thanks to his friend “Technolife,” paired with a lot of hard work and a hunger to work alongside the best in the biz.
“I still do not think I have made it to where I want to be, but it’s the journey that matters most, and what I take from it is that we all will one day find our artistic Atlantis. We just have to keep searching,” he told tutsplus.com.
Since 2011, Warner Bros. has been floating around the concept of a new Mortal Kombat film. Several writers and directors have been attached to the project since then.
Finally, in 2016, we found out that Simon McQuid would be the director.
In early 2019, Greg Russo was revealed as the writer after he posted a pic of the finished script in a tweet with the caption – “Who’s getting excited? I know I am.”
— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) February 4, 2019
Official word on the film was released in May 2019 with a public announcement in Adelaide, Australia.
“We’ve gone back to the absolute sort of source material and we’ve taken that and we are turning that into an epic world,” McQuoid is quoted as saying to ABC. “On the surface, the game works a certain way, but we’ve kind of gone deeper than that.”
The Hashtag Show reported last year that the film would include a new character named Cole Turner, a “struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything”.
Don’t take their word for solid gold just yet… according to one of the film’s producers, Todd Garner, “Nothing is happening with the movie at this time so all news is premature.”
Garner released this tweet prior to Russo posting a photo of the finished script, so it’s unclear if Cole Turner will be featured in the film or not. Around the same time, Russo tweeted that the character list didn’t include the full list of characters.
Do you think the latest Mortal Kombat film will be able to compete with the epic 1995 edition? The world has yet to find out!