A new casting rumbling from our pals at ThatHashtagShow suggest that casting on New Line Cinema’s Mortal Kombat movie reboot is seemingly underway. They are saying that Aussie actor Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty, Red Sparrow, Warrior) is the studio’s top choice to play franchise baddie, Kano.
Although the Mortal Kombat reboot is in final stages before being fully green-lit, it apparently has its eyes on an actor that can help bring Outworld back to the big screen.
That Hashtag Show has learned Joel Edgerton is the top choice to play the role of Kano.
They also dropped a list of characters (would lineup with screenwriter Greg Russo’s previous quotes on the original seven being important to the film) along with suggesting production on the Mortal Kombat reboot could begin this spring/summer in Australia, the home country of both director Simon McQuoid and producer James Wan.
COLE TURNER – A washed-up boxer that still puts up a good fight. He loves his daughter Emily and will do anything to protect her. He is recruited to fight in Mortal Kombat and turns out to have a mysterious upbringing.
EMILY – Cole’s 12-year-old daughter who is already a skilled boxing trainer. She proves to be tougher than she looks.
KANO – The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire wanted by Interpol for arms dealing and drug running. He’s killed a lot of people yet still has a goofy attitude.
LORD RAIDEN – The Thunder God leader of the humankind’s contestants in Mortal Kombat. He oversees their training for the tournament.
SONYA BLADE – The tough blonde dressed in military gear and ready to become a stronger champion.
JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES – With “Arms like cannons” he recruits Cole to the Mortal Kombat tournament.
LIU KANG – A Shaolin warrior from the White Lotus society that has the ability to throw fireballs.
KUNG LAO – A stoic warrior monk who throws his hat like a deadly frisbee.
SUB-ZER0 – The ice ninja with deadly eyes hidden behind a gruesome mask.
MILEENA – The female Outworld assassin dressed in leather armor and wielding deadly sais.
SHANG TSUNG – The ageless Outworld general that oversees the tournament and it’s fighters.
There is a good chance if they do end up filming Mortal Kombat in Australia that they’ll use the Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast, Australia which was previously used for James Wan’s Aquaman and more recently this year for Legendary’s Godzilla vs Kong.
A release date has yet to be officially announced by Warner Bros. concerning this new Mortal Kombat movie.
SOURCE: THAT HASHTAG SHOW