Meet the Cast of the New Mortal Kombat Movie

The upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, produced by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, Furious 7, Aquaman) – which will be R-rated and feature gory fatalities – has been brutally busy filling out its cast of ferocious fighters. As of September 15th, New Line Cinema has confirmed that production on the film has started in Australia.For convenience's sake, we've compiled every wicked warrior so far who has an actor attached,. To date, we've got a Power Ranger, an Asgardian Thor-rior, Jimmy Olsen, and a hyper-violent Raid star (not playing RAID-en though). Check it out…Meet the Cast of the Mortal Kombat Reboot Movie

Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs

Mehcad Brooks (Desperate Housewives, The Game) — who's set to leave his role as Jimmy Olsen on The CW's Supergirl sometime during the show's upcoming fifth season — has been tapped to play Super Soldier Jax Briggs, a Special Forces officer with cybernetically-enhanced arms and a steely (get it?) nature.Previously, Jax was played by Gregory McKinney and Lynn Williams in the two live-action films from the '90s.

Chin Han as Shang Tsung

Chin Han (The Dark Knight, Marco Polo) has been tapped to play ultimate Mortal Kombat baddie, Liu Kang's arch-nemesis, and soul-sucking warlock – Shang Tsung. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa played Shang Tsung in the 1995 film.

Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion

GET OVER HERE!Hiroyuki Sanada (Lost, Westworld, Avengers: Endgame) will play the hell-bound ninja Hanzo Hasashi – aka Scorpion – who's determined to seek revenge with his sharp Kunai-tipped chains. Chris Casamassa and J.J. Perry played the role previously.

Tadanobu Asano as Raiden

He may not have lasted long as the Warriors Three's Hogun while facing down Cate Blanchett's Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, but Tadonobu Asano's gotten an upgrade in Mortal Kombat, landing the role of Raiden, the non-Asgardian God of Thunder.As a celestial being with his glowing eyes always on the big picture, Raiden can control lighting as well as teleport. Christopher Lambert portrayed Raiden in the 1995 film while James Remar filled in for the sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Sisi Stringer as Mileena

Newcomer Sisi Stringer will play Mileena, the evil clone of Kitana who wishes nothing more than to slay her "sister." With feline eyes and a twisted fanged face (thanks to her diabolical DNA) Mileena is a lethal lass with sinister sai skills and an almost unparalleled penchant for death-dealing. Mileena was previously played by Dana Hee in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Ludi Lin as Liu Kang

Ludi Lin, who you can catch in the 2017 Power Rangers film and in the Black Mirror episode "Striking Vipers," will play central hero Liu Kang, one of Earth's most powerful and capable warriors. As the main character for most incarnations and stories within the Mortal Kombat franchise, Liu Kang is the nemesis of inter-dimensional sorcerer Shang Tsung.Robin Shou played Kang in both '90s Mortal Kombat movies.

Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero

Renowned martial artist, and James Wan player, Joe Taslim (The Raid, Fast & Furious 6, The Night Comes for Us) will slip into the glacial gear of Sub-Zero, one of the franchise's most icily iconic characters. We don't know at this time which Sub-Zero Taslim is playing — either Bi-Han or younger brother Kuai Liang — but both are cruel Cryomancers, capable of controlling ice. Previously, Sub-Zero was played by Francois Petit and Keith Cooke.

Josh Lawson as Kano

Australia's Josh Lawson (House of Lies) is in negotiations to don the metal half-mask and become Kano – the merciless mercenary leader of crime cartel The Black Dragon. An arms dealer with a cybernetic heart, Kano is a killer through and through.JAG's Trevor Goddard played Kano in 1995's Mortal Kombat.

Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade

Another Aussie actor close to joining the Kombat krew is The Meg's Jessica McNamee, who's circling the Sonya Blade role – the tough as nails General of Earth's special ops forces on a mission to thwart extra-dimensional invaders. Her nemesis? Kano. The man who murdered her former partner.Bridgette Wilson (Last Action Hero, I Know What You Did Last Summer) played Sonya in the 1995 movie while Sandra Hess tagged in for Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Lewis Tan in an Undisclosed Role

Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2, and more recently of Netflix's Wu Assassins) is in final talks to play a yet-to-be-named role.

Max Huang as Kung Lao

Max Huang is a stunt performer and actor of Chinese and German descent, according to IMDB. He's known for his stunt performances in Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jackie Chan's The Foreigner, and Hitman: Agent 47. He'll be playing Kung Lao, the former Shaolin Monk whose wide-brimmed hat is so razor sharp it can cut a man in half. Kung Lao didn't appear in either of the original Mortal Kombat movies.LoadingMortal Kombat, directed by Simon McQuoid, begins filming in Australia later this year and is due in theaters Spring 2021.

Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at

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