Power Rangers star Ludi Lin is currently in talks to play Liu Kang in New Line Cinema upcoming Mortal Kombat film.
Variety reports that Ludi Lin of Power Rangers fame will be the newest actor to bring Liu Kang to life. Liu Kang is one of the iconic video game’s original characters and was a main protagonist in the two live-action Mortal Kombat films from the 1990s.
Before Ludi Lin, Liu Kang was previously portrayed by Robin Shou in Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
Ludi Lin is the latest actor to join the cast in this reboot. Joe Taslim of The Raid: Redemption fame was cast to play Sub-Zero last month. Ludi Lin’s previous credits include his role as the Black Ranger in Saban’s 2017 Power Rangers reboot as well as Captain Murk in James Wan’s Aquaman. Wan will also serve as a producer on this new Mortal Kombat.
Ludi Lin has been a common choice for fan casting in numerous roles in genre franchises thanks to his role in Power Rangers among other projects. If he officially signs on for Mortal Kombat, the Power Rangers star can add another franchise to his acting resume.
What do you make of this announcement? Are you excited about the prospect of Power Rangers star Ludi Lin playing Liu Kang in the new Mortal Kombat? Do you think that he is a good fit for the role and will bring a good physicality in bringing the character to life? Sound off in the comments below.
Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time and the feature film adaptation that was released in 1995 is still regarded as one of the best video game adaptations in history. But after the sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation was poorly received, the mega-franchise stalled out and the fighting game hasn’t been as popular since.
However, the franchise found new life in 2010 when Mortal Kombat: Rebirth made waves online. The web-short from screenwriter Oren Uziel gained enough popularity to spawn the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Uziel initially developed the script for the live-action reboot and even teased the project as an R-rated version of The Avengers. However, Greg Russo penned a more recent draft of the script.
Mortal Kombat is slated to hit theaters March 5, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the upcoming reboot.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.