With Mortal Kombat 11 on the way later this year, not to mention rumblings of a new movie in the works, now comes even more good news for MK fans.
Courtesy of Revenge of the Fans, it’s being reported that a Mortal Kombat animated movie is in development over at Warner Bros. Animation. Joel McHale and Jennifer Carpenter are two of the names supposedly up to lend their vocals to the project.
At this stage, any such Mortal Kombat animated effort is far from official, but this follows hot on the heels of the same outlet reporting that an animated adaptation of Batman: The Long Halloween is also on the way.
This matches up with those rumours out there that Warner Brothers is looking to launch their own WarnerMedia streaming service by the time 2019 comes to a close. And if that is indeed the case, the service would need plenty of exclusive content – y’know, such as a Mortal Kombat animated movie or The Long Halloween.
Mortal Kombat itself began life back in 1992 as a video game from Midway Games. Following in the footsteps of Street Fighter II's huge success, the original Mortal Kombat looked to jump on the popularity of fighting games at that time, and gave gamers a bloody, brutal alternative to what was already out there. Several further games followed over the decades, with 2015’s Mortal Kombat X being the most recent. Additionally, big screen adaptations have also happened before, with Paul W.S. Anderson helming 1995’s Mortal Kombat, which was in turn followed by Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and several TV series and webseries.
As ever, expect more on this as and when we get it.