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Mortal Kombat film casts its Scorpion and Shang Tsung

Published: 09:48, 28 August 2019
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Scorpion from the original Mortal Kombat film

New Line Cinema have officially confirmed that The Dark Knight's actor Chin Han will play Shang Tsung while The Twilight Samurai's Hiroyuki Sanada has been cast as the iconic Scorpion in the upcoming Mortal Kombat film adaptation.

Mortal Kombat film reboot, which New Line Cinema officially announced earlier his year is currently in pre-production with filming set to start later this year. Of course, the cast has been expanding ever since the announcement and just yesterday, we got an official confirmation that The Meg actress Jessica McNamee will play Sonya while Aussie actor Josh Lawson has closed a deal to play Kano.

New Line Cinema also announced that Wu Assassins and Deadpool 2 actor Lewis Tan has joined the cast but the company did not disclose his role. Many assumed that Tan would play Scorpion which was one of the available major roles.

However, that won't be the case as New Line Cinema confirm the next additions to Mortal Kombat film cast. Thanks to Variety report, we now know that The Dark Knight and Ghost in the Shell actor Chin Han will play Shang Tsung while The Twilight Samurai and The Wolverine actor Hiroyuki Sanada has been cast as the iconic Scorpion.

Singaporean and Japanese actors will join Joe Taslim (Sub Zero), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Tadanobu Asano (Raiden), Mehcad Brooks (Jackson "Jax" Bridges), Sisi Stringer (Mileena) and the already mentioned Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson and Lewis Tan.

The details about Mortal Kombat film are still pretty scarce but we know that the producers aim to deliver a proper Mortal Kombat story with a lot of brutal action. Recently, the film screenwriter Greg Russo for the first time ever on the big screen. 

New Line Cinema screenshot from Mortal Kombat film showing liu kang and sub zero Mortal Kombat

The filming will take place in southern Australia with Larry Kasanoff, E. Bennett Walsh, Michael Clear and Sean Robins behind the helm. As for the release date, Mortal Kombat should hit the cinemas on 05 March 2021, if everything goes according to plan.

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