‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Nearly Included A Heath Ledger-Inspired Joker

Mortal Kombat 11 almost included a version of Joker clearly influenced by Heath Ledger’s legendary take on the villain.

While fans are tentatively awaiting The Joker’s arrival in Mortal Kombat 11, several concept designs for the villain have surfaced online, with many players voicing their disappointment that one of these versions wasn’t chosen over the generic final look for the legendary character. But one concept design that the Mortal Kombat 11 team debated using is clearly inspired by Heath Ledger’s Joker from Christopher Nolans’ The Dark Knight.

The design inspired by Heath Ledger’s Joker is in the middle of the alternate designs for the villain, clearly showing the face paint worn by the actor in live-action. The other designs are equally impressive, with influences from Jack Nicholson’s Joker from Tim Burton’s Batman, as well as a look that seems to be partially inspired by the New 52 comics with the pointed hairline and the stapled-on face. Take a look at the Mortal Kombat 11 design inspired by Heath Ledger’s Joker below.

Are you disappointed the skin influenced by Heath Ledger’s Joker didn’t make it into Mortal Kombat 11? Sound off in the comments below!

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 characters 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.

Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax,  Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Sisi Stringer Mileena, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, and Lewis Tan in an undisclosed role.

Mortal Kombat is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 15, 2021.

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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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