For instance, we got to see Sub-Zero's Exploding Ice Ball fatality from Mortal Kombat 2, Scorpion's Fire Fatality (though it was not successful against Johnny Cage), Shang Tsung's Soul Stealing fatality from Mortal Kombat 2 and a re-imagined version of the Pit Fatality.
It's a rating that's a long time coming too, bearing in mind the complicated history of violence and the Mortal Kombat video games. MK WILL be R-Rated and for the first time EVER, FATALITIES will FINALLY be on the big screen (and no I'm not gonna say which ones) You'll just have to wait for the movie & see!
When the original movie arrived in theaters back in 1995, it was fairly well received. It's up for discussion whether those PG-13 ratings were a main reason for the films' poor reception, but considering the violent nature of the games, an R-rating makes sense.
Technically speaking, the first Mortal Kombat movie also featured some non-gory fatalities.
In 2011, Kevin Tancharoen's Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series delivered a mature-themed take on the franchise. All we need is a kick-ass director and some hard-hitting action and we'll finally be given the Mortal Kombat movie we were promised a quarter of a century ago.
Taking to Twitter, Russo, who has penned the screenplay for 2021's Mortal Kombat movie as well as the forthcoming Resident Evil reboot, has put to rest any fears that the rebooted instalment would be taking cues from the tamer Mortal Kombat adaptations.
Little else of the Mortal Kombat film has been revealed so far, but it begins filming in Australia later this year. Let us know in the comment section below!