Is Mileena's Design in the Mortal Kombat Movie Bad? What's up With Her Teeth and Mouth? Hardcore Fans Are Going Nuts Over Her Redesign

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By Nobelle Borines | More Articles Hoarder of Fantasy Books and Stephen King Wannabe
February 18, 2021  01:23 PM


If you've seen the red-band Mortal Kombat movie trailer, there's a good chance you're loving all the blood and gore that came with it. However, some fans are not thrilled with Mileena being redesigned into a tamer version of her game counterpart. However, it looks like we haven't seen the character's final form just yet.

 

Mileena's Original Game Origin and Design

In the video game, Mileena was created as fusing Princess Kitana's essence with a Tarkatan warrior. The clone ended up with the mouth of the Tarkata and Mileena becomes cannibalistic in Mortal Kombat 11.

 

Mortal Kombat Movie's Mileena Redesign

Mileena, who is played by Sisi Stringer in the film, was first revealed in the moving poster shared by the official Mortal Kombat movie Twitter account. It was a small glimpse but fans already started questioning why the character looks different from the games.

We see more of Mileena in the trailer and the footage seems to confirm that the character will have sharp teeth but not that trademark Tarkata mouth. Interestingly, the teaser even shows Mileena being defeated and possibly dying in the film.

 

Will Mileena Evolve in the Mortal Kombat Movie?

Fans have complained endlessly about Mileena's redesign in the MK film trailer. However, producer Todd Garner has confirmed that this isn't even her final form just yet.

It looks like there's still a chance that Mileena will get those pretty big teeth after all. It's unclear what will happen here but there's a good chance that Mileena will evolve after her supposed "death" and become an even more vicious (and hopefully violently cannibalistic) version of the character.

What did you think of Mileena's redesign in the Mortal Kombat movie trailer? Sound off in the comments below.

Mortal Kombat is directed by Simon McQuoid and also stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada. The film will premiere in limited theaters and on HBO Max on April 16.

Related: Mortal Kombat Movie Trailer Reveals Epic Sub-Zero vs Scorpion Showdown


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