A new Mortal Kombat featurette provides a behind-the-scenes look at its fight scenes, including a new glimpse of the fight between Liu Kang and Kabal.
A new Mortal Kombat video reveals a better look at the fight between Kabal (Daniel Nelson) and Liu Kang (Ludi Lin). The hotly-debated adaptation of the iconic video game franchise is now a little more than a week away, as it releases in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23. The film is expected to be full of what the popular video game series has become known for—bloody fatalities and fights between its iconic cast of characters, including Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Kano (Josh Lawson), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), and newcomer Cole Young (Lewis Tan) as the film’s main protagonist.
A fight between Kabal and Liu Kang was originally teased in a Mortal Kombat trailer and even hinted at Kabal’s death. In the trailer, Liu Kang is seen channeling his signature classic dragon fatality move, which customarily bites his opponent in half. Though it is difficult to make his opponent out, Kabal’s trademark hook swords are clearly visible. If this character in question is in fact Kabal, the classic character could potentially have a grim fate ahead of him at the hands of Liu Kang in the new Mortal Kombat movie.
Now, a new featurette released by Warner Bros. provides a behind-the-scenes look at the movie’s fight scenes, including a new glimpse of the fight between Liu Kang and Kabal. Throughout the featurette, director Simon McQuoid sings the praises of Mortal Kombat actors Lewis Tan, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada in particular for their unique performances. Check out the new Mortal Kombat featurette below:
“I knew Joe was going to be Sub-Zero from day one,” McQuoid says. “Joe’s got that pure athleticism.” The director goes on to say that, when filming the movie’s fight scenes, “Joe was faster than everyone.” Jax actor Mehcad Brooks echoes this point when he says they had to ask Taslim to slow things down for the cameras. Other than a glimpse of the fight between Kabal and Liu Kang, the featurette shows Taslim’s Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kano, and Sonya Blade all in action.
At this point, Mortal Kombat has been showered with praise for its fight scenes, with its own director saying they are some of the best ever and its producer saying it has one of the most brutal fight sequences he has ever seen on film. Now, all that is left to do is wait and see if Mortal Kombat can actually deliver.
Source: Warner Bros.
- Mortal Kombat (2021)Release date: Apr 23, 2021
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