The Mortal Kombat games are filled with bizarre and terrifying fighters, but one thing few possess is a sense of humor. The hunter named Kano is one of the few characters in the series who often makes fun of the strange world of Mortal KombatThis sense of humor has always endeared Kano to fans, even though the character is always presented as a villain.
Josh Lawson will play Kano in the upcoming live-action Mortal Kombat movie. In an interview with ComicBook.com, the actor explained how Kano’s funny bone and lack of morals make him such a fun character to play.
“I think a lot of people will say it’s fun playing the bad guy. Right? Why is that? Why is it fun to be evil? I think it’s permission to say and do things that we can’t do. in civil society. Kano doesn’t have that filter. He’s selfish, he’s greedy, he’s opportunistic, and there’s something nice about getting permission to do that. Yeah, we never do it in life, and we should never should. ‘
Kano has been part of the Mortal Kombat games since the first installment in the series was released. The character is an Australian mercenary and member of the international crime cartel known as the Black Dragon, in which capacity he regularly fights with Sonya Blade and Jax Briggs.
Unlike the other warriors of the Earth realm, who are always fighting to save the planet, Kano is largely interested in his own selfish motives and cheerfully switches his allegiance to the one who is willing to pay the most. According to Lawson, playing Kano allows him to tap into the selfish side of humanity that you normally should oppress.
“I think we all have that possibility. We all have the potential to be awful and hopefully we smother that for the most part. As a villain you don’t have to, and it’s nice to push the boundaries in that direction. yes, to answer your question, it’s a lot of fun. “
While Kano is a bad guy, he’s not the main Big Bad of Mortal KombatIt will be interesting to see what new shades Lawson adds to the character and whether the fatalities Kano uses in the movie will be a step up from his less well-received moves in the games.
Directed by Simon McQuoid and Produced by James Wan, Mortal Kombat with an ensemble lead cast from 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 will hit theaters on April 23 and on HBO Max. ComicBook.com was the first to report this news.
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