It seems Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are currently in search of actors for the highly awaited Mortal Kombat reboot movie, which is being handled by Aquaman director James Wan’s Atomic Monster studio. That Hashtag Show has got details of the character breakdowns for the movie.
As per the character breakdown, the Mortal Kombat reboot movie will likely feature a brand new protagonist named Cole Turner. Cole is a struggling boxer from Philadelphia who is recruited by a prophesy chaser to compete in a martial arts tournament across dimensions. He loves his daughter more than anything else in the world. He is incredibly determined and refuses to quit in the face of fantastical adversity. The makers are looking for a 30 plus actor for the role.
COLE TURNER- Lead Male. 30s. A brand new character to the MK franchise. Cole is a struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything. He is incredibly determined and refuses to quit in the face of fantastical adversity.
The character descriptions suggest that Cole and his family are going to play a big part in the film’s story. He has a twelve-year-old daughter named Emily who is a determined girl and wise-beyond-her-years. Cole has his 60 years old mother-in-law in his family named Sophia who looks after his daughter Emily. There’s also Cole’s judgmental sister-in-law, Jess, who lives with Sophia and Emily.
EMILY- Female. 12. Cole’s scrappy, determined, and wise-beyond-her-years daughter.
SOPHIA- Female. 60s. Cole’s understanding, discerning mother-in-law who houses Emily and is her primary guardian.
JESS- Female. 30-35. Cole’s judgemental sister-in-law, who believes Cole to be a selfish, bad father. She lives with Sophia and Emily.
Joining Cole in Mortal Kombat reboot movie are some of the franchise favorites including Kano, Liu Kan, Lord Raiden, Sonya Blade, Mileena, Jax, Shang Tsung and more. You can check out their character descriptions below.
KANO- Supporting Lead Male. 30s. The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire. He is arrogant and impetuous but a tremendous fighter.
SONYA BLADE- Supporting Lead Female. 30s. The beautiful, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat. She recruits Cole and fights bravely and selflessly for a team she can only be a true part of once she earns a medallion in combat.
JIN/LORD RAIDEN- Male. 14. The immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld.
MILEENA- Female. 25-35. A drop-dead gorgeous woman that is part of the Outworld side. She wears a sheer gown over thigh-high boots and a revealing one-piece, with a veil that covers her nose and mouth.
JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES- Male. 30-40. “Jax” is a strapping mercenary/military officer who loses both of his hands in an attack and then joins Sonya and Cole to fight the Outworld.
LIU KANG- Male. 20-35. A fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earth realm champion.
KUNG LAO- Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all-powerful boomerang hat.
SHANG TSUNG- Male. No age specified. The great sorcerer of Outworld, whose presence is a storm cloud of dark energy. His ever-changing roulette of faces unfurls an evil smile.
DRAHMIN– Male. 25-35. An Oni devil mask over his face, his body is composed of twisted sinewy skin, a heavy spiked club replaces one arm.
KABAL– Male. 25-35. An evil assassin of Outworld, he is outfitted in a black armored vest and trench coat. His entire head is covered by a scarred black respirator. His signature weapons are two razor-sharp hook swords.
NITARA- Female. 25-35. A black-haired vampire of Outworld. Two massive leathery batwings protrude from her bare shoulders. Fresh blood drips from her fangs.
REIKO- Male. 25-40. An armor-clad Outworld General with white glowing eyes. He drags a massive war hammer with him.
THE OVERSEER- Male. Late 80’s. The overseer of the clock tower and the training grounds that house the Earth realm warriors, he is laughably old.
Interestingly, the list doesn’t include the names of some iconic Mortal Kombat characters including Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage, and Scorpion. It could either be that the producers just haven’t started the casting process for them yet or they have decided to not include the characters in the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot movie which is unlikely. In related news, the filmmakers were recently scouting for shooting locations in Chicago.
The Mortal Kombat reboot movie does not have an official production start date or release date yet. Now with the character breakdowns released, we might get to hear about the casting announcements soon.
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