Mortal 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.