Popular Australian artist BossLogic recently posted a spectacular art piece visualizing Rhonda Rousey as Sonya Blade for Mortal Kombat 11. And now, he's outdone himself with a new image that imagines Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews as the fighter Jax.
In an even more impressive twist, both Crews and Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon have voiced their support of getting the actor into Jax's boots. In BossLogic's original Twitter post, you can see Crews reimagined as Major Jackson Briggs who made his debut in Mortal Kombat II.
In his image, BossLogic adds the American Flag on his right cybernetic arm, scars over his chest and face but keeps Crews' shaven head and goatee. He makes note of Crews impressive upper body strength, which was always a particular focus for Jax's character, and references the characters original design with simple combat pants and boots.
After seeing BossLogic's piece, Crews retweeted his enthusiasm over the artwork, stating that he would love to portray the leader of Outer World Investigation Agency.
While there are no concrete plans for a new Mortal Kombat live-action movie at this time, BossLogic makes a compelling visual argument that Crews would do an excellent job portraying the ferocious cigar-smoking fighter known for his signature "Gotcha!" grabs. Eager fans will have to wait for the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 to satisfy any lingering need to fight.
Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon seconded that enthusiasm with his wishes that they could make this "a real thing."
Would be awesome if we could make this a real thing! https://t.co/rke84hzDip— Ed Boon (@noobde) January 24, 2019
In another tweet, Boon was also quick to clarify that Jax wasn't officially announced as a character in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11. However, actor/wrestler Rhona Rosey is voicing Sonya Blade in that game, and it's not hard to imagine Crews lending his distinctive vocal talents to Jax.
Since Mortal Kombat was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias in 1992, the franchise has grown from a simple arcade fighting game to a multimedia juggernaut which includes dozens of video games, live action movies, comic books and a possible upcoming animated movie from Warner Bros.
Jax was portrayed briefly in 1995's Mortal Kombat by Gregory McKinney and later in 1997's Mortal Kombat: Annihilation by actor Lynn "Red" Williams. His last live-action appearance was in 2011 webseries Mortal Kombat: Legacy where he was portrayed by professional martial artist Michael Jai White.
Developed by Netherealm Studios, Mortal Kombat 11 will be released on April 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. Those who preorder the game at select retailers will have access to an open beta on March 28 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.