So if you didn’t know, Mortal Kombat the video game is being made into a new live-action movie with the hopes that it could actually be a successful video game movie that can go on to hopefully become a franchise.
While filming did get made through the Covid-19 pandemic, they still managed to pull off the movie and shoot the movie in its entirety over in Australia.
The cast has some big names tied to it such as Ludi Lin (Aquaman, Power Rangers), Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl), Lewis Tan, and more. So with a cast as big as this, you’d think the marketing would be at an all-time high right? Wrong.
We have heard nothing about this movie, the marketing has been bad and we are two months away from the release of the movie in theaters and HBO Max. Where is the trailer? the hype?
unCAGEDgamez, a YouTuber who covers Mortal Kombat religiously even has this same issue as me, What is happening with the movie?
The movie releases on April 16th, 2021. The trailer was rumored to be released sometime in February, many speculated early February, nothing dropped, people thought they would release something at the Superbowl, nothing release and now the latest rumor is the end of February.
Ludi Lin was going to do a QnA on his Instagram which would of saw questions about the Mortal Kombat movie but the “higher-ups” told him not to do it.
Strange? All we have seen was a few screenshots and less than 20 seconds of footage in HBO Max teasers along with other movies. This is a bad situation for Mortal Kombat.
Video game movies tend to not do well when made into live-action movies, the 1990’s Mortal Kombat movies, Street Fighter, and a few others all made into movies yet failed.
Mortal Kombat needs to succeed to even give it a shot at receiving a sequel. It’s already in a tough spot by releasing in theaters when most are either shut or there is a limit. Yes, it’s showing on HBO Max but that doesn’t go towards the box office.
I pray this is just their plan, release a trailer at the end of February, get fans hyped up then go full steam ahead in March with promotional material.
I want this movie to do well, but there is only a handful of YouTubers like unCAGEDgamez who are talking about the movie, yes there are tweets but no one outside of the Mortal Kombat fanbase is talking about the movie.
I mean we are less than a month out from the release of Godzilla vs Kong and we have a trailer, posters, teasers, international trailers, and more for that movie. It sucks that we haven’t seen a trailer for Mortal Kombat.