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Mortal Kombat Gets Webbed

Last year Platform Nation covered a trailer that  surfaced on the internet called “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth,” which sent MK fans to heaven and back. The “trailer” was more of a short film teaser targeted at Warner Brothers (who currently hold the Mortal Kombat rights) to show them what could be done with the franchise in a positive way. I think most people could agree, that Kevin Tancharoen (the director behind the short) did a fantastic job at grounding the spirit of Mortal Kombat and showcasing it in a new way, for a new generation.

Well, they say if you shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land on the stars. Or in this case, you’ll land on the web. It appears Warner was impressed reports Bloody Disgusting, though a movie was not the decided outcome from the fantastic short. Instead, the director will helm a 10-episode web series which shoots in Vancouver, British Columbia next month.

While this may come to a disappointment to a lot of fans who thought the teaser showed a great deal of promise in reviving the series on the big screen, I’m sure most MK fans are just glad to see it back in any form. Personally, I do admit that a web series does fall under the “meh” category for me. It just doesn’t have the same splendor that a full feature could bring to the table. Fans of the teaser however will be glad to know that Michael Jai White who portrayed “Jax” is set to reprise his role in the mini-series, alongside other familiar faces in the franchise. Not much else is known about the story line that the film will focus on.

If you’ve yet to see the trailer, do yourself a favor right now and check it out by clicking here. Even if you’re not a fan of Mortal Kombat, you can’t deny that it looks like it’s in the right hands to make a solid movie in the same vein as The Dark Knight.

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    man we the fans of MK need to do something to make this real the trailer is OMG!!! amazing i thought it was the real new movie but if they ever make a MK movie again give everything to the man who made this trailer short film….love Mortal Kombat.

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    I’m glad they chose to make it into a web series. Otherwise Mortal Kombat would fail. First off if they want to “re-make” Mortal Kombat then start off with the edler gods creating the 7 realms and explain how Shinnok and Onaga fell from grace from the elder gods.

    Rayden and Shoa Kahn should be shown as brothers growing up with their father Shinnok so everyone can understand how Mortal Kombat began. Also show Taven and Daegon in the beginning with their mother and father so the ending sequel of the re-boot Mortal Kombat will make sense.

    I suggest directors stick with the exact Mortal Kombat storyline and stray away from “modernizing” it. Once Shinnok has fell from the elder gods and sent to the Netherrealm for thousands of years, Rayden becoming the guardian of Earth from Outerrealm forces, Shoa Kahn forsaking his brother Rayden and following his evil father’s footsteps for revenge against the elder gods, Onaga cast out and sent to a special realm in which the kamidogou can only free him, THEN….begin the new Mortal Kombat movie with the Great Kung Loa and how he becomes the first champion of Mortal Kombat.

    In totality the Mortal Kombat series should be 5 or 6 movies long…following the same format of Lord of the Rings with extra scenes explaining the character roles, extra fight scenes, scenes explaining other events, etc. Once Kung Loa is introduced Shang TSung should be introduced before he turned evil…..and explain how he became such a powerful sorcerer.

    Mortal Kombat Conquest did an excellent job to explain this for Shang TSung! Anyways the movie should lead up to Goro vs Kung Loa in which Goro defeats Kung Loa with a cliffhanger that leaves the crowd absolutely SHOCKED. And then in the 2nd movie introduce Liu Kang and the new Kung Loa along with Sonya Blade, Jax, Reptile, Sub Zero, Scorpion, etc.

    And in the 3rd movie (what annihilation should have been) introduce Shoa Kahn invading the Earth but in a more terrifying way. We want to feel as though the Earth is invaded like an Apocalypse. Fear should be spreading like wild fires on Earth when nations see green and black portals opening up in the sky.

    Shoa Kahn’s militia will wreak devastation upon the Earth until Rayden goes into secret to select Earth’s chosen warriors to defend the Earth. Kintaro, Mileena, Kitana, Human Smoke, and all other MK2 characters should be introduced into this movie. Noob Saibot should also appear in this film by mysteriously. He should be sent by Shinnok for a secret quest.

    The crowd should wonder how and why Noob Saibot showed up during Shoa Kahn’s invasion…

    When the 3rd Mortal Kombat film arrives Shinnok along with Quan Chi should be freed from Netherrealm to do battle against Rayden and his forces. But only this time…it will end in the Netherrealm. Shinnok uses his godly powers to corrupt the realms unleashing hordes of ancient evil warriors. In the end Liu Kang will kick his ass.

    For the 4th movie, Rayden’s emulate should be corrupted and left in the Netherrealm in which the kamdigou from the 7 realms absorbs to release Onaga The Dragon King to spawn hell on Outworld, Earthrealm, and every other realm. By this time Shoa Kahn, Shinnok, and a few Earth warriors should be dead.

    In the 5th Mortal Kombat the elder gods will revive earth’s dead warriors but somehow Shinnok, Shoa Kahn, and all other evil warriors that were slain find a way to resurrect themselves. This fight will involve all Mortal Kombat characters for Armageddon. Taven, Daegon, & Inferno will be introduced to wrap up the grand finale of Mortal Kombat.

    Chances are what I wrote above will fall on deaf ears but it would be awesome to do this for the Mortal Kombat series! I think the films would greatly benefit from these suggestions….there’s my two cents :D