As Mortal Kombat gets a cinematic remake, film producer James Wan reveals his favorite characters.
With dozens of fighters to choose from, Mortal Kombat there is no shortage of fan-favorite characters and film producer James Wan shared his go-to fighter for play as in the video game series.
As a longtime fan of the fighting game franchise itself, Wan has been playing Mortal Kombat for years and feel now that this is the perfect time for a cinematic resume. As for Wan’s favorite fighters to play as, the acclaimed filmmaker has a soft spot for the original protagonists Liu Kang and Scorpion.
“I like to go back to the old school, OG characters that I used to play, and that was Liu Kang or Scorpion,” Wan shared in a written statement to CBR. “What was cool about Liu Kang was that he was really inspired by Bruce Lee, so when I play as Liu Kang, I basically get out of fashion I have to be Bruce Lee! “
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As a leader Aquaman and the upcoming sequel, Wan reveals that he has played as a Black Manta in Injustice 2, issued by Mortal Kombat video game developer NetherRealm Studios. While listeners wait for Black Manta to return Aquaman 2Scorpion and Liu Kang are both set to hit the big screen in April 2021.
Directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by James Wan, Mortal Kombat featuring Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson Bridges “Jax”, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi- Han and Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young and Laura Brent as Allison Young. The film will hit theaters and on HBO Max April 16.
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