3 ‘Mortal Kombat’ Web Series Cast Members Confirmed

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Exactly a week ago we learned the first bit of casting news for the upcoming Mortal Kombat web series based on the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short when Jeri Ryan confirmed her role as Sonya Blade via Twitter. Today, we have confirmation from Warner Bros. that Ryan is indeed on board the project – which is now being touted as a “Live-action digital new media series” – along with some other new casting confirmations that Mortal Kombat fans will (presumably) be happy about.

Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite) will be back to reprise his role as Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs, while Darren Shahlavi (300, IP Man 2) will play the new version of Kano.

Kevin Tancharoen, who directed the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short is also helming the Web series, which is expected to ultimately lead into a new Mortal Kombat movie (provided the series is a hit, of course). Despite early assumptions, it’s not yet been confirmed whether or not Tancharoen or any of the “digital new media series” cast members would be attached to the feature film as well; however, if the web series is a hit, I don’t see why cast and director wouldn’t be given a shot at the silver screen.

Here are some of the more interesting bits of the official press release from Warner Bros.:

Written by Kevin Tancharoen, Aaron Helbing  and Todd Helbing, and available online this spring from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, the “Mortal Kombat” digital new media series is an anthology of multiple live action shorts.  Each episode will provide never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game’s universe…Fans will be able to delve deep into the history of the warriors they know and love including “Sub-Zero” and “Scorpion.”

The aforementioned video game is the new Mortal Kombat which will hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 19th. For more details on the game, including trailers and images, head over to our sister site Game Rant.

I’m looking forward to Tancharoen’s refreshed take on the Mortal Kombat universe, and I already like most of the actors I saw filling the iconic roles presented in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, so hearing that Ryan and White are back is good news in my book. I don’t really know much about Shahlavi, but hopefully this new take on Kano is a good one – it’d be a shame if they messed up such a great character. (The laser-eye is a must, am I right?)

The Mortal Kombat digital new media series is currently filming in Vancouver and is set to premiere this Spring, likely coinciding with the release of the video game. We’ll keep you posted on any new casting updates.

Source: Warner Bros.

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  1. Kano!

  2. Laser Eye is a requirement. Could be a great story line there too.

  3. Jai White is about as perfect of a casting choice as you can make for Jax. I wander if he’ll get the metal arms.

    But what does it mean when you say a “new” version of Kano?

    • maybe the new version of Kano means he wears a eye patch instead of metal laser eye cause its too unrealistic by Mortal Kombat: Rebirth standard LOL

      • haha maybe

        but i fear it will be a much more drastic change judging by how he approached the other characters

  4. Looking forward to these and we shouldnt have to wait long

  5. After the web series becomes a hit, let’s hope for a ful length movie. Assuming it is all as good as the “Rebirth” short.

    • if these shorts succeed then its a guarantee, this is WB way of playing it safe – seeing if they’ll make money out of it.

  6. april…..sooooooooo far away.

  7. why not just make it a tv miniseries?

    • A TV miniseries would be cool, but then there would be control and cost issues. Then we cannot offend the precious 18-34 demographic which networks are so obsessed with. If it’s so important then the CW Network should be blowing up in the ratings rather than having the lowest of network and syndication ratings.

      And for info I am 30 so I fall into the group, but if others my age range may prefer to use DVR, the internet or downloads. I doubt that gets noticed in the ratings. I may not be too keen on Jerri Ryan as Soyna, but that’s okay ’cause she’s HOT!

  8. thumbs up for Michael Jai White

  9. Well this is good I hope they will get other actors Like Shin Koyamada to play Liu Kang and Jon Foo as Kung Lao also Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage so things a starting to shake up a little bit.
    Thank You.

    • psst, they already killed off Johnny Cage, at least for any more minis ;)

      • lol why is Johnny the first one to die? He’s one of the main characters and one of the most marketable too.

        I will say I didn’t mind him dying in Rebirth because they made him look like an emo version of Johnny. The damn character was based on Van Damme and Rebirth Johnny looked like he just came back from a death cab for cutie concert.

  10. it could be really good if they keep the mystical powers and feel like the firts film, but just make it darker and grittier. scorpion,subzero,reptile,the real baraka,kano,kung lao,liu kang,shang tsung,and goro are musts.but also mileena,kitana,shao khan,motaro,kitaro,sheeva, and most of the rest from mk 1,and 2 should be in the films, but only if done wright.

  11. Hope this series does lead to a movie, the first film was good second one was just plain HORRIBLE it will be kool to see “Subzero” the best!!!!

  12. Now this is how you reboot something. Those hacks over at Faux should take note.

  13. Nothing against Jeri Ryan, seeing as se is incredibly beautiful, but I don’t like her as Sonya. I’m sure she’ll do okay, but I don’t think she has the right body type Sonya did in the first movie or even the games. I just feel she’s a little too tall.
    Scorpion looks awesome and I like Baraka but I’m also concerned with how he looks as well.

    Time will tell…