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#1 Edited by watchmen877 (83 posts) -

With the announcement that the Mortal Kombat film reboot will start shooting later this year, curious who you'd like to see in the roles?

Here is a few actors/actresses I think would be good.

Johnny Cage: Chris Pratt

Jax: Idris Elba

Kano: Pilou Asbaek

Shang Tsung: Ken Wantanabe or Donnie Yen

Sonya: Margot Robbie

Liu Kang: Sung Kang

Kitana: Gal Gadot

Shao Khan: Vin Diesel

Kung Lao: Iko Uwais

Kenshi: Keanu Reeves

Raiden: Jon Hamm

Jade: Zoe Saldana

Again this is just dream casting so not expecting any of these actors in the roles.

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#2 Posted by nutter (2137 posts) -

Solid list....make it happen! Some alternate takes...

Sonya: Charlize Theron

Kitana: Julie Estelle

Liu Kang: Iko Uwais (Iko needs a bigger role!)

Kano: Tom Hardy

Kung Lao: Joe Taslim

Jade: Hannah Al Rashid

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#3 Edited by reap3r160 (265 posts) -

Johnny Cage + Christ Pratt = PERFECT

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#4 Edited by nutter (2137 posts) -

Can we get The Rock in here as Cage, Stryker, Jax or someone? He’s great for hedging bets as he makes bad movies watchable.

Also:

Mokap: Andy Serkis

Quan Chi: Bald Adam Driver

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#5 Edited by Deathstriker (1172 posts) -

Kitana is Asian (and has breasts), so I can't see Gadot in the role. I mostly agree with everyone else you listed.

Jax: Terry Crews if it's supposed to be somewhat fun/cheesy. The guy who played Luke Cage if it's serious. I like Idris Elba, so I'd rather see him in "real films".

Raiden: Willem Dafoe. If he's too old to do action scenes then Michael Fassbender.

Kano: Eric Bana

Sonya: Emily Blunt

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#6 Posted by watchmen877 (83 posts) -

@nutter: Charlize Theron was my 2nd pick for Sonya lol!

And I would love The Rock as Stryker! He could play it like Hobbs from the Fast and Furious movies!

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#7 Posted by watchmen877 (83 posts) -

@deathstriker: So for Kitana she is Edinian so kinda just picked who I thought would be good for the role.

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#8 Edited by nutter (2137 posts) -

@deathstriker: I think Kitana is a fictional ethnicity from another realm...hopefully folks won’t get caught-up on ethnicity of folks from fictional worlds.

Also, such a rule would kill Stryker Rock or Cage Rock before they even happened!

EDIT: Also, I really just want a mostly Indonesian cast so the folks from that action scene can make this movie.

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#9 Posted by Deathstriker (1172 posts) -

@nutter: MK is one of the few American games with a large cast of Asian characters since most game characters are usually white, so I wouldn't recast any of the Asian parts as white and I don't think Hollywood should either.

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#10 Edited by watchmen877 (83 posts) -

@deathstriker: Gal Gadot is Israeli so I figured that would still work for someone who lives in a fictional realm lol!

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#12 Posted by BisonHero (11578 posts) -

I think Chris Pratt as Johnny Cage gives him too much credit. He can do the comedic timing, but there’s a vain cocky asshole element to Cage (well, young Cage) that I don’t think suits Pratt quite as much. I’d rather see a bulked up Ryan Reynolds or even Paul Rudd play Cage.

Kano: Gerard Butler. But honestly Kano, Jax, Stryker, and most of the normal-ish human characters are such basic roles that I feel like they could be cast pretty interchangeably by various action movie tough guys.

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#14 Posted by ShaggE (9271 posts) -

Hsu Hao: CG, voiced by Bob Saget

Drahmin: Kane Hodder

Meat: Mark Ruffalo

Mokap: Ed Boon

D'vorah: Linda Perry

Bo Rai Cho: Jack Black, but played extremely seriously

Kobra: Damian Chapa

Blaze: A literal bonfire with googly-eyes added in post.

I assume that'll be the entire cast of the movie.