The first casting decisions for Mortal Kombat, the upcoming videogame adaptation film, have started rolling in.
The film, which is currently casting for extras in Adelaide, South Australia (my home town, coincidentally), is building up its roster with a mix of established and unknown actors. Ludi Lin has been announced play Liu Kang in the movie. The actor, who played Captain Murk in Aquaman, Zack in the recent Power Rangers movie, and Lance in the Black Mirror episode Striking Vipers (he was the guy in the fighting game), took to Twitter to give thanks to Mortal Kombat fans.
Much luv to all the MK fans button mashing that kept the series thriving. Respect to Robin Shou for portraying the OG LK. An unshakable source of pride for countless of us. Times are changing but the challenges keep coming. I’m so ready for the fight. #MORTALKOMBAT! #LiuKang
— LudiLin (@ludi_lin) August 17, 2019
Newcomer Sisi Stringer will play Mileena, while Mechad Brooks (James Olsen in Supergirl, Eggs in True Blood) will play Jax, according to Deadline. Eurogamer reports that Tadanobu Asano is in “final negotiations” to play Raiden. Asano is probably best known in the west for playing Hogun in Thor, but he’s quite prolific in Japan. Joe Taslim, meanwhile, will play Sub-Zero. He was very fun as Jaka in The Raid: Redemption.