MORTAL KOMBAT (2021) Preview and now with first trailer


Mortal Kombat is a 2021 American action-adventure feature film based on the massively-successful video game franchise of the same name.

Directed by Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, from a screenplay written by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984), from a story by Oren Uziel (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth) and Russo, based on the videogame created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. The movie is produced by James Wan (The Conjuring universe, Aquaman), Todd Garner (Into the Storm, Tag), aforementioned Simon McQuoid and E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2).

The New Line-Atomic Monster-Broken Road production stars Joe Taslim, Ludi Lin, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Chin Han, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max Huang, Sisi Stringer and Lewis Tan.


MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with.

Soon, Cole finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.

Can Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family but to stop Outworld once and for all?


Mortal Kombat is released by Warner Bros. theatrically and on HBO Max on April 16, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Joe Taslim … Bi-Han / Sub-Zero
Ludi Lin … Liu Kang
Jessica McNamee … Sonya Blade
Josh Lawson … Kano
Hiroyuki Sanada … Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion
Tadanobu Asano … Raiden
Mehcad Brooks … Major Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs
Chin Han … Shang Tsung
Lewis Tan … Cole Young
Mel Jarnson … Nitara
Sisi Stringer … Mileena
Daniel Nelson … Kabal
Matilda Kimber … Emily Young
Max Huang … Kung Lao
Elissa Cadwell … Nitara

Filming locations:

South Australia

Image credits: EW and Bloody Disgusting. All images remain copyright Warner Bros.




The first trailer is coming on Thursday, February 18th!