The times they are a-changin’ and the Raiden is de-aging.
In this day and age where old film franchises are getting rebooted, and video game movies aren’t as bad as they used to be, it should come as no surprise that Mortal Kombat is getting reimagined. However, it seems that the upcoming reboot, produced by James Wan and directed by Simon McQuoid, is making some significant changes to the franchise’s cast.
According to a report by That Hashtag Show, New Line Cinema is in the process of casting for a new live-action Mortal Kombat film. What’s interesting however are the details revealed by the casting call, including the identity of a new main character.
The biggest change from previous Mortal Kombat media is the addition of a new character, Cole Turner. This new character is a widowed boxer in his 30s who cares about his estranged daughter, currently in the custody of his late wife’s mother and sister.
A new main character is a pretty big change on its own, but some of the other changes to the cast are almost equally as shocking.
The casting sheet reveals that Raiden in this reboot will now be a 14-year-old boy, quite a drastic change from the elder god we know from the series. Additionally, Sub-Zero and Scorpion are nowhere on the list, which may be an even more shocking change, considering that they’re arguably the faces of the franchise.
You can learn more about the casting call for the new Mortal Kombat reboot film from That Hashtag Show.
UPDATE: Maybe… not?
Nothing is happening with the movie at this time, so all news is premature. Sorry!
— Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) July 10, 2018
Source: That Hashtag Show