In recent months we've seen big developments for video game movies, including The Division, Monster Hunter, and Sonic the Hedgehog. If recent reports are true, there has also been big progress towards a new Mortal Kombat movie. According to a report that has been making the rounds online, a list of the film's characters (including descriptions and background information) has leaked, and some of the decisions are bound to be controversial.
In total, seventeen characters are listed for the movie so far, including an all-new fighter named Cole Turner who will apparently be the main character. Other notable changes include Raiden being cast as a 14 year old boy and Sonya Blade changing from a special forces operative to a "beautiful, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat." The full list is as follows:
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.
Supporting Lead Male. 30s. The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire. He is arrogant and impetuous but a tremendous fighter.
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.
Male. 14. The immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld.
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.
Male. 20-35. A fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earth realm champion.
Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all powerful boomerang hat.
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.
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.
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.
Female. 25-35. A black-haired vampire of Outworld. Two massive leathery batwings protrude from her bare shoulders. Fresh blood drips from her fangs.
Male. 25-40. An armor-clad Outworld General with white glowing eyes. He drags a massive war hammer with him.
Male. Late 80's. The overseer of the clock tower and the training grounds that house the Earth realm warriors, he is laughably old.
Female. 12. Cole's scrappy, determined, and wise-beyond-her-years daughter.
Female. 60s. Cole's understanding, discerning mother-in-law who houses Emily and is her primary guardian.
Female. 30-35. Cole's judgmental sister-in-law, who believes Cole to be a selfish, bad father. She lives with Sophia and Emily.
Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and other ninja character are not mentioned at all. Their absence from a Mortal Kombat film would certainly be a mistake, given their popularity, which has led to speculation that they could be played by martial arts experts wearing masks rather than more traditional actors.