The upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot has found its Scorpion and Shang Tsung in Chin Han and Hiroyuki Sanada, according to reports. Scorpion and Shang Tsung are two prominent figures in the Mortal Kombat franchise, each serving as the breakout character and antagonist of the series, respectively.
Han is a well-known actor in Asia known for his roles in Ghost in the Shell and The Dark Knight, meanwhile, Sanada most recently went against Jeremy Renner’s Ronin in this year’s Avengers: Endgame. The two will also be joined alongside actors Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, and Josh Lawson as Kano.
The Mortal Kombat movie, executive produced by James Wan and directed by Simon McQuoid, is expected to release on March 5, 2021, as the film ramps up pre-production in South Australia.
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— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) August 27, 2019
Much luv to all the MK fans button mashing that kept the series thriving. Respect to Robin Shou for portraying the OG LK. An unshakable source of pride for countless of us. Times are changing but the challenges keep coming. I’m so ready for the fight. #MORTALKOMBAT! #LiuKang
— LudiLin (@ludi_lin) August 17, 2019