New Mortal Kombat movie won’t span multiple timelines

There is less left to enjoy in the cinemas of Mortal Kombat, the new film based on the popular fighting video game saga that promises to maintain the essence of the franchise by including the most brutal fatalities. It is not surprising that, as a result of what was seen in the trailer, it was confirmed that the Mortal Kombat movie will have an R rating.

Following the premise of the franchise, the Mortal Kombat movie will deal with the danger that the Earth runs due to the influence of the Outer World. In order to be victorious, Raiden and the rest of Earth’s heroes must participate in the Mortal Kombat 2021 full movie tournament and defeat the forces of evil, deepening their plot in the rivalry between Scorpion and Sub-Zero.

Although in video games such as Mortal Kombat 9 or Mortal Kombat 11 various timelines were explored through time travel, in this new film it will not be thrown by that plot resource. This has been confirmed by its filmmaker, Simon McQuoid, during a recent press event (via Comic Book) where, while he is aware of the time travel part of the franchise, he emphasized that the goal with this reboot film was to reduce the scope of the Mortal Kombat story and keep things as simple as possible.

“There are a lot of different timelines and different iterations of characters and all sorts of things that come out of the source material. So, we were aware of that in the same way that we were respectful of everything that comes out of the source material. But not really. we mess with time. Aside from that opening, which is set in ancient Japan, the movie is set in the present. So we don’t mess with time at all. And we tried to keep that aspect reasonably simple, because it was already Enough happening, a lot of filters spinning in this movie. So I tried to keep that look pretty simple, “commented the filmmaker.

The new Mortal Kombat movie features, among others, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax Briggs, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Lewis Tan as Cole Young Chin Han as Shang Tsung, and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara.