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Actor For The Mortal Kombat Movie’s Sub Zero Shares To Fulfill Role Four Multiple Films Based On The Success Of The Box Office Debut

Posted on April 27, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While many beloved fans do hold the original 1995 Mortal Kombat film close to their hearts in the form of nostalgia more than two decades ago, the overall industry still believes that the motion picture at the time did not do the video game franchise any justice in recent years. So when it was reported that a R-rated, fatality-infused film was under way, there was a roar in excitement for redemption for the fighting game series.

Initially scheduled for a April 16 release, many fans marked their calendars for the release. Even more, the Warner Bros. produced film also got the green light to also release for HBO Max alongside its conventional theatrical debut. However, the film received an abrupt delay for another week of waiting.

Now with the film out and about with reception still pending following opening weekend, a report from Variety reveals possible plans for the future of newer films. In an interview with Sub zero actor Joe Taslim, he shares that he already signed on to do four more films as the character – only if the first film performs well. “If this one’s successful, maybe we do more,” he explains when sharing his history with the video game series.

I was born in South Sumatra. We were poor so I didn’t have the console because it’s expensive. I went to my friend’s house every day to play the game. But you get there and there are like 10 kids lining up. Who wins keeps playing…so it takes me to get to my part like 40 minutes.

Currently reflecting over the reception on major critics, Rotten Tomatoes receives Mortal Kombat with a 54 percent ‘Tomatometer’ while Audience Score gives the films a 87 percent. On IMDB, the production is scored a 6.3 out of 10 score from over 1,600 reviewers. In its opening weekend, Mortal Kombat accumulated $51 million in gross sales at the box office.

Similarly, Sonic the Hedgehog is in a similar position previously. With the shot of success early on, James Marsden shared to be signing a multiple-film contract with Universal Pictures to do more projects later on. Now, the second film is scheduled to release in April 2022. You can read the initial report by heading here.

Did you enjoy Mortal Kombat or no?

Source: Variety

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