Will Mortal Kombat be on Netflix?

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Director James Wan attends the "Aquaman" Meet And Greet At Forbidden Planet on November 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Warner Bros)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Director James Wan attends the "Aquaman" Meet And Greet At Forbidden Planet on November 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for Warner Bros) /

The long-awaited James Wan produced Mortal Kombat reboot has finally released its first trailer and announced its release date leaving many subscribers page to know if the feature will make its way to Netflix?

The blood-soaked, action-packed fantasy thrill ride will release on April 16, 2021. The highly anticipated affair has been in development since 2010, and in August 2015, Aquaman and The Conjuring helmer James Wan was brought on to produce with director Simon Acqiod hired to direct in 2016.

Mortal Kombat, the beloved and iconic, long-running video game fighting franchise created by Midway in 1992 when they set out to make an arcade game starring Jean Claude Van Damme. When that fell through, the gore-friendly fantasy fighting experience was created, spawning several sequels and spinoffs dominating the genre and the market ever since, with the release of Mortal Kombat 11 being their most recent doing very well with fans.

There have seen several film adaptations over the course of the franchise’s existence, including the 1994 classic, the very forgettable 1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the exceptional short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth in 2010, and more recently, the exempt animated endeavor Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. There was even a well-crafted and short-lived animated series called Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm and a live-action series called Mortal Kombat: Conquest, as well as a web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, which was inspired by Kevin Tancharoen Rebirth short.

What is Mortal Kombat about?

Now, after many years, the tournament has arrived once again, and it will be interesting to see how this new Mortal Kombat fares amongst all the competition as well as to its predecessors. It’s never been easy bringing a video gem to the big screen. Certain titles have managed like Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Pokemon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and now it seems the next video game property posied for a flawless victory in Tinseltown will be Mortal Kombat.

The film’s story follows the washed-up martial artist and MMA fighter Cole Young, a new character to the franchise, who seeks out Earth’s greatest champions, including Jax, Kano, Raiden, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, and Kung Lao, to defeat the likes of Subs Zero and Shang Tsung, as well as other enemies from Outworld in the high stake battle of Mortal Kombat to determine the fate of the universe. The movie stars Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Joe Taslim, Ludi Lin, Lewis Tan, and many more talented individuals.

Mortal Kombat Trailer

Check out the official red-band trailer for the upcoming movie below.

Will Mortal Kombat be on Netflix?

The news as to whether or not the movie will be touching down on Netflix is going to feel like one of the game’s signature brutal fatalities as it is not good. The upcoming feature will not be available on the streaming service.

While this reveal is not ideal, their plenty of other excellent choices to check out from the streaming powerhouse. Action-packed movies like Bright, The Old Guard, The Grandmaster, as well as shows like Alice in Borderland, Warrior Nun, Cobra Kai, among many others, are some of the great options available to fill the void left behind.

Where to stream Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat will be released in theaters on its release date and will also be available on HBO Max at no additional cost to those who already pay an active membership subscription to the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service.

For more information, news, and updates on everything subscribers need to know about what’s coming to Netflix, make sure to stay tuned to Netflix Life!

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