​New Character Details Surrounding The Upcoming 'Mortal Kombat' Film Reboot

A new report from That Hash Tag Show has provided us with juicy details regarding a Mortal Kombat film reboot.

It was over 20 years ago when the side-fighting video game was last adapted for the big screen, and now we've got a sneak peek into what the new one might include.

According to the report, producer James Wan and his Atomic Monster production company are taking charge of the upcoming film, and they will 'not only introduce a new character into the franchise but will also bring back some franchise favorites'.


Here is a list of all the characters/bios That Hash Tag Show reported on:

Cole Turner

Lead Male. 30s. A brand new character to the MK franchise. Cole is a struggling and widowed boxer who cares moreabout 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.

Credit: Interactive Entertainment
Credit: Interactive Entertainment

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.


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.


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.


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.

Kung Lao

Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all powerful boomerang hat.



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.

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.


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.

We know, there are a few notable absentees from the list. The iconic Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Johnny Cage haven't yet made an appearance, but this just could be because casting hasn't properly taken place.

Apparently, Cole Turner is set to be the new protagonist for the film. The Philadelphia-born boxer is recruited by a prophecy chaser to fight in an ultimate tournament, in which the result will determine the fate of planet Earth.

We reckon fans of the video game will hope all their favourite characters return and not just the ones listed, but what do you think about these new details? Is this the news you've been waiting for, or should the Mortal Kombat universe be left alone?

Featured Image Credit: Interactive Entertainment

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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