Variety reports Chin Han and Hiroyuki Sanada have been cast as Shang Tsung and Scorpion, respectively, in the Mortal Kombat reboot.
New Line’s upcoming feature film reboot of Mortal Kombat is currently in the pre-production phase and two additional roles have now been cast for the latest adaptation of the video game. Variety reports Chin Han will portray Shang Tsung while the role of Scorpion will be played by Hiroyuki Sanada.
In the Mortal Kombat game, Shang Tsung is a powerful and evil shapeshifting warlock who has the ability to absorb the souls of those he defeats in battle. As the arch-nemesis of Liu Kang, Shang Tsung has made his goal to defeat Earth and build his Empire.
Scorpion was also introduced in the first Mortal Kombat as an anti-hero who was killed by Quan Chi. Having returned as an undead ninja, Scorpion now seeks revenge on the very man responsible for his death.
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 stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Sisi Stringer Mileena, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, and Lewis Tan in an undisclosed role.
What do you think of the decision to cast Chin Han Shang as Shang Tsung and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion? Are you excited to see Shang Tsung and Scorpion on the big screen? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for news on Mortal Kombat as it develops!
Mortal Kombat is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 5, 2021.
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.