Mortal Kombat Animated Movie Reportedly in Development

Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm

Since Mortal Kombat was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias in 1992, the franchise has grown from a simple arcade fighting game in 1992 to a multimedia juggernaut that includes dozens of video games, live action movies, comic books and now, an upcoming animated movie.

Warner Bros. Animation is reportedly planning its own animated Mortal Kombat movie, which could possibly find a home on WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service.

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In the 1990s, Mortal Kombat has already been adapted into a direct-to-home-video cartoon and the short-lived animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, but this film's possible voice cast packs a lot more star power than either of those productions.

According to Revenge of the Fans, Community and upcoming DC Universe series Stargirl actor Joel McHale has been cast with Dexter and Gotham by Gaslight star Jennifer Carpenter. They will reportedly join a mix of seasoned and fresh voice actors that will include Justice League Action’s Darin DePaul, Young Justice’s Grey Griffin, Avengers Assemble Ike Amandi, and veterans such as Justice League vs. The Final Five Kevin Michael Richardson, Disenchantment’s Robin Atkin Downes, Voltron’s Fred Tasciore, as well as Patrick Seitz and Steve Blum. Seitz voiced fighter Scorpion for the new Mortal Kombat games and Blum voiced fighter Sub-Zero in the Mortal Kombat reboot game. The last name on the list, Jordan Rodrigues is rumored to voice the pivotal fighter Liu Kang.

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As this is a new project and Warner Bros. Animation already has a full schedule with original animated films such as the Reign of Superman, Hush and Justice League vs. The Final Five scheduled for release in 2019.

Until then, Mortal Kombat fans can look forward to Mortal Kombat 11, which will be released on Apr. 23 for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.




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