The Hollywood Reporter has learned Lewis Tan is joining the cast of the Mortal Kombat reboot in an undisclosed role.
The Mortal Kombat franchise is set to return to the big screen with a feature film reboot and now the upcoming film has cast three lead roles. While details on his role are currently under wraps, Deadpool 2 star Lewis Tan is in final negotiations to portray a lead character.
Lewis Tan will join The Meg star Jessica McNamee, who is final negotiations to play Sonya Blade, while Josh Lawson has closed a deal to portray Kano. In the video games, Sonya Blade is a general of Earthrealm Special Forces and she has a long-standing feud with Black Dragon clan member Kano.
In addition to his role as Shatterstar in Deadpool 2, Lewis Tan’s film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Olympus Has Fallen, and The Hangover Part III. On the television side, Lewis Tan has starred in Wu Assassins, Into the Badlands, Iron Fist, and Mortal Kombat X: Generations as Kung Jin.
The Mortal Kombat franchise launched with the first video game in 1992 and has since expanded to include several sequels. Plot details for the new Mortal Kombat film are currently unknown, though the video games center on a roster of character from different realm who fight for supremacy.
The video game was first adapted into a Mortal Kombat feature film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film earned a worldwide total of $122 million and is widely regarded as one of the better adaptations of a video game.
Written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat also stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Sisi Stringer Mileena, and Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero.
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Mortal Kombat is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 5, 2021.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.