Update: It sounds like some or all of this intel is inaccurate. Mortal Kombat director Ed Boon just wrote on Twitter: "Lot of BS information floating around about the next Mortal Kombat movie. Don't believe everything you read."
Original: Mortal Kombat fans may well be looking forward to the new film being produced by Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, but who will be featured? Well, That Hashtag Show has reported on the list of characters featured in the new film, and there are a few surprises.
The first of these is that the hero is a new character, a boxer called Core Turner, who comes with the whole package: a daughter, a dead wife, and her mother and sister. There'll be some controversy with returning characters too, as Sonya blade is no longer a tough soldier, but a "beautiful, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat", for example. Oh, and Lord Raiden is a 14-year-old boy.
There are 17 characters in the list (which you can read below), but among them we can't find three fan favourites: Johnny Cage, Sub-Zero, and Scorpion. Where are they? Will be left out? We can't imagine any Mortal Kombat game or film without these icons, can you?
COLE TURNER - 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.
KANO - Supporting Lead Male. 30s. The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire. He is arrogant and impetuous but a tremendous fighter.
SONYA BLADE - 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.
JIN/LORD RAIDEN - Male. 14. The immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld.
MILEENA - 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.
LIU KANG - Male. 20-35. A fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earth realm champion.
KUNG LAO - Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all powerful boomerang hat.
SHANG TSUNG - 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.
DRAHMIN - 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.
KABAL - 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.
NITARA - Female. 25-35. A black-haired vampire of Outworld. Two massive leathery batwings protrude from her bare shoulders. Fresh blood drips from her fangs.
REIKO - Male. 25-40. An armor-clad Outworld General with white glowing eyes. He drags a massive war hammer with him.
THE OVERSEER - Male. Late 80's. The overseer of the clock tower and the training grounds that house the Earth realm warriors, he is laughably old.
EMILY - Female. 12. Cole's scrappy, determined, and wise-beyond-her-years daughter.
SOPHIA - Female. 60s. Cole's understanding, discerning mother-in-law who houses Emily and is her primary guardian.
JESS - Female. 30-35. Cole's judgmental sister-in-law, who believes Cole to be a selfish, bad father. She lives with Sophia and Emily.