Fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise who were really looking forward to seeing the reboot early next year may have to wait longer than anticipated, as one of the producers of the Mortal Kombat movie reboot has stated that the film has been pushed back indefinitely due to the ongoing global pandemic that everyone faces.
Responding to one of his followers on Twitter, producer Todd Garner confirmed that there is no new release date set for the movie.
Well, I thought by the casts’ social media you would’ve figured out we’re shooting a few more days. We’d always planned for it & thought we’d do it in March. The pandemic had other plans. We won’t have a release date for the movie until theaters re-open. Same for trailer.
— Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) November 10, 2020
Based on the popular fighting game franchise of the same name created by Ed Boon and John Tobias, the new Mortal Kombat film will reboot the saga on film following the critical and commercial failure of 1997’s Mortal Kombat Annihilation. Directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by James Wan and Todd Garner, the film will star the likes of Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, and Chin Han as Shang Tsung. Originally scheduled for a January 15, 2021 release, the new MK movie has been pushed back indefinitely to accommodate reshoots and wait until theaters properly reopen due to the pandemic.
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