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Updated: Mortal Kombat movie reboot's reported characters leak is not the full list, says film's writer

Greg Russo says list based on old version of script

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • July 12, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. PDT • Comments: 88

Updated 10:46 a.m. PDT, Thurs. July 12, 2018: The Mortal Kombat reboot's writer Greg Russo confirmed on Twitter that the list of the film's characters in the original report is not a complete list (via IGN). Russo explains that the list shared by The Hashtag Show was based on an old version of the script.

Russo goes on to say that some of the characters on the list have been cut, while others were left off. So there's still a chance we'll see major Mortal Kombat characters like Sub-Zero and Scorpion in the film.

Earlier: Some interesting details about the Mortal Kombat movie reboot have surfaced thanks to ThatHashTag reports. The first original Mortal Kombat movie came to theaters in August 18, 1995 while its sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, debuted on November 21, 1997.

James Wan is the producer for the reboot. Meanwhile, Simon Mcquoid will serve as the director of Greg Russo's completed script. They appear to be taking the movie in a very interesting direction.

A brand new character named Cole Turner will be introduced in the movie. This character will be the lead male. Cole Turner is stated to be a struggling, widowed boxer who cares more about his 12-year-old daughter more than anything. Even in the face of a fantastical adversity, he refuses to quit.

Of course, familiar faces will also appear in the movie. Liu Kang, for example, is mentioned to be a "talented Earthrealm champion." Shang Tsung also appears to be fulfilling a role as the main antagonist.

Meanwhile, Raiden will apparently be a 14-year-old kid, Sonya will be a writer, and Kung Lao will be Liu Kang's mute monk brother. Needless to say, that's enough to raise an eyebrow already. Taking creative liberties like these don't always appeal to the fans.

The movie will also apparently feature a number of obscure characters like Drahmin, Nitara, and Reiko. According to ThatHashTag's reports, there are currently no mentions of Scorpion or Sub-Zero yet...

Cole Turner

Stated to be the lead male character in his thirties. Brand new to the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Cole is said to be a struggling and widowed boxer who cares about his 12-year-old daughter more than anything. With that said, he's not the primary caretaker for Emily.

Emily apparently lives with Cole's mother-in-law and sister-in-law.


Stated to be the supporting lead male who is also in his thirties. Kano is said to be a rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire.

Interesting that it doesn't outright declare him to be a villain or antagonist. Could be before a betrayal?

Sonya Blade

Supporting female lead in her thirties. Rather than being a part of the special forces, she's said to be a beautiful and brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat. Recruits Cole.

Jin/Lord Raiden

Raiden is apparently a 14-year-old kid. Despite this, he's still the immortal thunder god and protector of Earthrealm.


No mention of Kitanna but Mileena is apparently present. Said to be between 25 and 35 in age.

Is apparently "drop dead gorgeous" but wears a veil that hides her nose and mouth. Mortal Kombat fans can probably guess what's hidden there...

Jackson "Jax" Briggs

Male between the ages of 30 and 40. Mercenary/military officer who loses both of his hands in attack. Specifically says "hands" and not "arms" (not sure what that could mean).

Fights alongside Sonya and Cole against Outworld.

Liu Kang

Liu Kang might not be the protagonist. Said to be between the ages of 20 and 35.

Simply describes him as "a fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earthrealm champion."

Kung Lao

Kung Lao is apparently the mute monk brother of Liu Kang. Still has his hat. Age 25-35.

Shang Tsung

Age isn't specified. Said to be a sorcerer of Outworld. Hints at having transformation abilities.

Obscure Mortal Kombat characters

Drahmin, Kabal, Nitara, and Reiko.

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