The much-awaited film reboot of Mortal Kombat arrives this year, 2021, with Warner Bros. Pictures bringing the iconic game to life, and here is how you can watch it if you’re situated in Canada, are you excited for the upcoming film?
Mortal Kombat goes around how Cole Young will be discovering his lineage after growing up as an orphan and becoming an MMA fighter. He lives a quiet life with his family when Bi-Han/ Sub-Zero disrupts it as he was sent by Emperor Shang-Tsung knowing he has a mark. Jax, a Special Forces Major bearing the same mark, instructs Cole to find Sonya Blade.
Later, he is brought to Lord Raiden’s sanctuary for people with the same mark, and training goes there as well. He harnesses his combat skills with Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano, to prepare for the threat posed by the Outworld led by Shang-Tsung and his people, Mileena, Goro, and others, with his best fighter, Sub-Zero.
The directorial debut of Simon McQuoid will be produced by James Wan, Todd Garner, and Bennett Walsh, and preparations are done carefully to be able to execute the film. In McQuoid’s interview with EpicStream, he shared that his previous knowledge in making advertisements about games came in handy to prepare for the film.
Despite not being released yet, fans are already buzzing around whether Mortal Kombat will have a sequel that even its stars Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson revealed to EpicStream that they hope for a sequel, too. Lawson said, “I hope there’s more to come, I mean, we’re just getting started as far as I’m concerned.”
The hype continues to build up with the film releasing a new featurette teasing the fight scenes that the film will be having and how it would be “sickeningly violent” as described by director McQuoid himself. It has been given an R-Rating which means that there are scenes inadvisable for children to watch.
Mortal Kombat will be having a theatrical release in the US and it will also have a same-day release on HBO Max where it would be available for streaming at home for 31 days from the release date to those with an active subscription on the streaming platform. HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 a month granting one access to all the titles under HBO Max-like everything in the slate of Warner Bros.
For those living in Canada, Mortal Kombat will also be released in theaters outside of Ontario where theaters are allowed to be open despite the coronavirus pandemic. Even when Warner Bros. had an original plan to keep the film on a theatrical release exclusive, it then decided to make the film available on premium video-on-demand platforms (PVOD) on April 23, 2021.
Mortal Kombat will be available on platforms like iTunes and Google Play for a 48-hour rental costing $24.99 CAD so you can stay at home and still get the chance to watch the film on the first day of its release.
A star-studded ensemble banners Mortal Kombat with Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mechad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanasa as Hanzo Hasashi/ Scorpion, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han/ Sub-Zero, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young, and Laura Brent as Allison Young.
Mortal Kombat premieres on April 23, 2021, in theaters with a same-day release on HBO Max. It will also be up for rent in Canada via iTunes and Google Play on the same day.