Fans were very excited to see the first trailer for the Mortal Kombat reboot movie released a few days ago. While the satisfying gory fight scenes and nods to the game series’ infamous fatalities drew high praise, there was also confusion about the central role of Cole Young, an MMA fighter of Earth played by Lewis Tan, a character who never appeared. . in the franchise for it. In an interview with Nerdist, Tan explained that Cole is an emotional foundation for the film’s story.
[Cole is] a cool character because he is a solid starting point in the story. He’s unlucky, he’s a father, he’s a husband. But he is a man who more or less missed his chance and his time. And I think that’s a really interesting character to play. So that’s where he comes from. He is a martial artist and he is very capable, but he never got his chance. And that’s where it starts. And so he became entwined with the world of Mortal Kombat. “
Some Mortal Kombat fans have objected to the idea of a new character leading the movie, a part traditionally filled in by Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, or any of the other Earth fighters who created the series over the years. While Lewis Tan is aware that Cole does not enjoy an out-of-the-box fan base like other fighters, he believes that his character, who, unlike the others, is a newcomer to the world of Mortal Kombat, will provide a valuable perspective for new audiences who have never played the games or seen the previous movies or cartoons.
“Mortal Kombat is interesting because it’s a fantasy. There are a lot of fantasy elements in it, but my character is a really solid perspective in the picture, so it’s nice to be involved in this fantasy world, but play a real grounded point. … I think it’s a really interesting way to bring a new perspective to an audience that doesn’t know the game, it’s also good to create a cinematic experience that the game and what people are used to. will honor but also give them something fresh and new when they go to theaters and watch it So that’s what I like about the character But it’s a tricky character to play because there’s a lot of pressure because there’s no established fan base. “
Directed by Simon McQuoid and Produced by James Wan, Mortal Kombat stars Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi Han and Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young, and Laura Brent as Allison Young. The film hits theaters April 16 and on HBO Max. This news comes from Nerdist.
Subjects: Mortal Kombat