Character Details Revealed For James Wan’s MORTAL KOMBAT Movie Reboot

I keep forgetting that James Wan is working on a Mortal Kombat film. Last we heard, Simon McQuoid was revealed to be directing the film and Greg Russo was working on the script. Now, we’re getting some more details about who we’ll get to see thanks to That Hashtag Show. Here’s a bit of story information:

THE MORTAL KOMBAT REBOOT WILL FOCUS ON A BRAND NEW CHARACTER NAMED COLE TURNER. COLE IS A PHILADELPHIA BOXER THAT IS RECRUITED BY A PROPHECY CHASER TO COMPETE IN A FANTASTICAL TOURNAMENT – THE OUTCOME OF WHICH DETERMINES THE FATE OF EARTH AND IT’S INHABITANTS.

A new character could be very welcome. Some of the returning characters are Kano, Sonya Blade, Raiden, and Mileena, with many more contained in the listing below.

COLE TURNER
Lead Male. 30s. A brand new character to the MK franchise. Cole is a struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything. He is incredibly determined and refuses to quit in the face of fantastical adversity.

KANO
Supporting Lead Male. 30s. The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire. He is arrogant and impetuous but a tremendous fighter.

SONYA BLADE
Supporting Lead Female. 30s. The beautiful, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat. She recruits Cole and fights bravely and selflessly for a team she can only be a true part of once she earns a medallion in combat.

JIN/LORD RAIDEN
Male. 14. The immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld.

MILEENA
Female. 25-35. A drop dead gorgeous woman that is part of the Outworld side. She wears a sheer gown over thigh-high boots and a revealing one-piece, with a veil that covers her nose and mouth.

JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES
Male. 30-40. “Jax” is a strapping mercenary/military officer who loses both of his hands in an attack and then joins Sonya and Cole to fight the Outworld.

LIU KANG
Male. 20-35. A fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earth realm champion.

KUNG LAO
Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all powerful boomerang hat.

SHANG TSUNG
Male. No age specified. The great sorcerer of Outworld, whose presence is a storm cloud of dark energy. His ever-changing roulette of faces unfurls an evil smile.

DRAHMIN
Male. 25-35. An Oni devil mask over his face, his body is composed of twisted sinewy skin, a heavy spiked club replaces one arm.

KABAL
Male. 25-35. An evil assassin of Outworld, he is outfitted in a black armored vest and trench coat. His entire head is covered by a scarred black respirator. His signature weapons are two razor-sharp hook swords.

NITARA
Female. 25-35. A black-haired vampire of Outworld. Two massive leathery batwings protrude from her bare shoulders. Fresh blood drips from her fangs.

REIKO
Male. 25-40. An armor-clad Outworld General with white glowing eyes. He drags a massive war hammer with him.

THE OVERSEER
Male. Late 80’s. The overseer of the clock tower and the training grounds that house the Earth realm warriors, he is laughably old.

EMILY
Female. 12. Cole’s scrappy, determined, and wise-beyond-her-years daughter.

SOPHIA
Female. 60s. Cole’s understanding, discerning mother-in-law who houses Emily and is her primary guardian.

JESS
Female. 30-35. Cole’s judgmental sister-in-law, who believes Cole to be a selfish, bad father. She lives with Sophia and Emily.

You may have noticed that Scorpion and Sub Zero were not included in this list. I know I was shocked, but there’s a good chance they’re not looking for actors for these roles. I could see them going for martial arts specialists for these two characters and hopefully, any acting required won’t be dismal.

Are you excited for this reboot? Who do you hope gets the roles listed above? Is there anyone they didn’t mention that you want included?