James Wan Gives An Update On The ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot

Mortal Kombat James WanMortal Kombat fans may have to wait a little longer for a new movie.

Mortal Kombat is a franchise that many adore. The game received a film adaptation in 1995 that was panned by critics, but still received a sequel in 1997 that was even worse than the original. Just when we thought the franchise was never going to hit the big screen again, it was announced that the director of Aquaman would take the reigns and produce a reboot of the franchise.

While we haven’t had an actual update on the film in quite some time, the director took to Twitter back in the summer to debunk false information about the reboot. You can check out his tweet below.

While at the Aquaman junket, I got the chance to get an official update from Wan himself, and he doesn’t have anything concrete on the Mortal Kombat franchise at this time.

“That has been such a tricky one just trying to get the script to a point. People don’t know this, fans don’t understand this, but there’s just so much on the business side of things… to try and get the right budget for it, and we want to make sure we have enough resources and the budget to do the film right. If I can’t get the right resources and find the right filmmaker for it, I don’t want to do it, and I’m so busy already. I don’t need to clutter my plate with more stuff if I don’t believe it can be done right.”

While there isn’t any big news on the franchise it seems like Wan is taking his time to get it right. Who would you like to see helm the Mortal Kombat reboot?

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures

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Aquaman DC Comics Black Manta MeraHeroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.

Warner Bros. and DC’s Aquaman will arrive in theaters soon and the recent press junket for the film included a gallery of several items featured in the titular hero’s cinematic feature. Among the items on display are Arthur Curry’s trident, Vulko’s costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.

You can check out the first photo below and click “Next” to continue the gallery!

Aquaman Press Photos

Are you excited to see the DC film hit theaters? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

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  • NYCgeekDad

    Sorry, but I hate seeing Batman holding guns. It has been a staple of his character for a long time. All you apologists will say “Batman has used guns in the comics” yes, on a handful of occasions over the last 75 years. It’s not standard. Zack Snyder is a terrible director. He’s visually great, but character and story wise, he’s garbage. Stop sharing pics from your crappy movie Snyder!

    • Bill

      He’s not. He’s sharing pictures from a good movie

    • SAMURAI36

      Knightmare Batman is an alternate reality version of Batman, & there are alternate versions of Batman in the comics RIGHT NOW (i.e. not 75 years ago) that uses guns.
      Also, the Knightmare Batman wasn’t meant to be standard. Did you see Knightmare Batman in the entire movie? No.

    • Kevin Murphy

      Batman originally carried a gun. That said, him using a gun I don’t like, but the Batman we seen using a gun was a alternate timeline Bats.

    • Chris Redfield

      I bet you hate the Flashpoint version of Batman, I hope somewhere down the line they’ll do that storyline with the Flash. Jeffery Dean Morgan as Batman yo!

      • NYCgeekDad

        Actually I love Flashpoint Batman, because that is a different person and a different origin. I would LOVE Morgan as Batman dan Lauren Cohen as Joker

        • SAMURAI36

          You do know that Knightmare Batman is a different origin as well, right? That was Nightwing’s entire point.

          You’re painting yourself into a corner here.

        • Chris Redfield

          I don’t think he has any other choice in a world overthrown and ruled by Superman, in fact, that is his Knightmare. He has to resort to using guns and well Superman is really evil. That’s really the whole point of it.

          It’s just a dream, and I smell you might be one of the people who had a problem with Batman killing in the movie(“crappy movie” was a dead giveaway) which was all thoroughly explained. Not spoon fed like in Marvel movies, but hopefully you got the picture.

          • NYCgeekDad

            It was NOT explained! And as a massive fan of Batman, he’s my favorite hero, I know exactly what’s going on. This was more like John Paul Valley Batman than Bruce Wayne. After death in the family, Batman does not become a murderous psycho. And in Dark knight returns, even killing the joker is something he agonizes over. And read or watch under the red hood, it perfectly encapsulates Batman’s attitude towards killing.

            Snyder is a visual director, and the script was bad. He had his a shoot guns and kill because he thought it was cool. If you think he gave any thought to it otherwise just watch his other films and you’ll see the pattern

            I don’t need anything spoonfed, I am well versed in subtlety. Truth is, if you think this movie was secretly good, your wrong. And people with far more knowledge have agreeed 29% RT score.

            Here is the most brilliant argument against the film I’ve seen

            https://youtu.be/38Cy_Qlh7VM

          • Chris Redfield

            I’ve both read and watched everything you mentioned, and YES it was explained, like I said, it’s not spoon fed. But you get little clues and big clues you have to put together. A man who’s been doing the job for more than 20 years, broken, with no good guys left or those who haven’t stayed good.

            Carrying a burden of a dead sidekick and seeing aliens leveling a city and killing tons of innocent people. Brands criminals around town, you can tell something’s wrong with him, he went off the rails. He is supposed to be the villain the first half of the movie, the whole scene where he is getting the kryptonite, he’s willing to go to great lengths to defeat his enemy. The whole talk with Alfred, he can’t see past the hate and the rage. And after the fight, we have THE moment, the one that angered so many people because let’s face it, people lack knowledge and understanding these days.

            By my judgement of that scene I would figure he finally got the chance to save her, he couldn’t save her then, in the opening of the movie, he could finally settle an old score with his mind. Because, he blames himself for what happened to his parents. Common knowledge really. Superman’s death, ending. I’m surprised you haven’t mentioned this, the biggest transition in Batman’s live action history, he finally makes that transition from a killer to the great Batman we all know and love. His faith was restored by Superman’s selflessness. No other live action movie gave us that. Just face it.

            In every other he was some killer killing just because with both guns and his hands. I bet you’re not like this when it comes to Burton’s Bat or even Nolan’s. Nolan’s was the biggest hypocrite of them all, he started with some rules but broke all of ’em. And worst of all, it was never explained. Every director gave Batman the tools for the job, only Batman that never killed was Clooney. So you could go back to those movies and rewatch them if you need a reminder. Makes me think that because of guys like you we got kid friendly Batman movies.

            Now, I’d agree the movie had its flaws, it was definitely not perfect, it’s not what it could’ve been. I had my doubts in Zack given he’s mainly a visual director, but he handled the job pretty well, and fan service, gotta love it, if you want, there’s a couple of videos online, almost every scene, every moment addressed in this video has sense, it’s not just for awe. UC’s version was excellent, everything made sense to me. The movie was fantastic. Theatrical cut is a mess, a steamy, hot pile of mess. But it still works to some degree.

            Truth is, and I’ll say this once more, with feeling this time. I don’t care what hollywood dropouts think, I never check their glorified reviews. If a movie works for me, has that special something I’m looking for in its genre, then it’s great. You could think these days Disney is paying critics to bash the competition. It’s pretty realistic once you narrow everything down. Movie doesn’t deserve the hate it’s getting.

            And for you to tell me if I like it, that I’m wrong. Please buddy, go be ignorant somewhere else. Obviously, subtlety isn’t your strong suit, you’ve missed so many clues. Maybe wanna rethink on what you’re saying there. If you’re such a massive fan like you say you are, and if killing is really that big of a problem, I’m having a hard time believing you enjoyed any past live action interpretations of the Bat, either that, or you’re secretly a hypocrite. World will never know.