Ever since Warner Bros. made their somewhat controversial announcement of simultaneously releasing all of their 2021 films in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service on the same day, people have been scouring through the list of 17 films to wonder just what they might be able to watch at home rather than the cinema, or if a film warrants the big screen feel upon first watch. One such film is the highly anticipated movie reboot of the classic and bloody video game series, Mortal Kombat. The fighting game has already had two not-so-well-received films, both of which balked at the true violence and gore that made the series great and unique. Now, the new film from WB looks to give us a proper R rated version and we finally have its official release date.
Trailer in the new year. Sorry it took so long to get this out. pic.twitter.com/Jku86FYKo2
— Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) December 14, 2020
Todd Garner, a producer on the film, shared the movie’s official movie poster on Twitter. At the bottom of the minimalist poster is the release date: April 16th, 2021. That means we are only four months until we finally get the brand new Mortal Kombat! Garner also captions the tweet with the news that a trailer will be coming in the new year. Presumably, that trailer will premiere most likely in January, giving it enough time to really garner anticipation for the film. Not that fans aren’t already excited, as this is the version people have wanted ever since the first film was announced back in the 90s.
This film has been really good during this modern day and age to keep behind the scenes photos and videos from popping up, so much so that we don’t even know what the characters will look like for the movie versus their video game counterparts. However, that hasn’t stopped fans from being super pumped for what is to come with this flick. Now, with a release date and the tease of a trailer coming soon, expect the anticipation to get kicked into overdrive.
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