The upcoming (and rather secretive) Mortal Kombat movie reboot at last gives fans something more to talk about, with a the first reveal of its logo.
The official logo of the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot has been unveiled, much to the delight of fans. What first began as a basic but violent video game concept from Midway Games has since exploded into a highly lucrative and extremely violent franchise.
Each new release in the game series still proves to sell well, despite now being in its eleventh iteration. By this point, fans expect each new installment to be more disgusting and gorier than the last, and the tongue-in-cheek absurdity of it all is arguably part of what makes Mortal Kombat so much fun. When it comes to the games’ adaptability into film, however, things have been considerably less successful. The franchise’s two feature films to date—1995’s Mortal Kombat and 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation—were both critical failures. However, the first film was still a box office success, thanks in large part to its low budget. Based on that success, Warner has decided to give the franchise another big-screen chance. A reboot has been in the works since 2010, but fans haven’t had much to go on and hopes of a trailer or even a release date arriving soon were recently crushed.
This relentless sort of secrecy is unbearable for some Mortal Kombat fans, but thankfully, one of the upcoming film’s stars, Lewis Tan, has taken to his personal Twitter account for a much-needed update. Tan posted a photo of the new logo for Mortal Kombat, alongside the words “Game changer 2021. #MortalKombat”. Tan has been one of the more vocal stars involved in the film, much to the relief of fans. The full Tweet and logo can be seen below:
Though seeing this new logo will undoubtedly please much of Mortal Kombat’s extensive fanbase, a quick look through the comments gives a taste of how badly fans want to see this film on the big screen—and how badly they want a trailer. The decision to not release a trailer prior to theatres being open once more is both a defensive and offensive strategy on the part of Warner. But of course, now that Warner Bros. has decided to partner with HBO Max for a new release strategy, it could possibly mean that Mortal Kombat will receive a concrete release date. There’s also hope for the theatrical release now that the reality of a COVID-19 vaccine appears to have been confirmed.
The past financial success of Mortal Kombat may have been enough to suggest that the concept could again work on the big screen, but the upcoming film still has its work cut out for itself. Video game films have a lengthy history of failure and capturing what gamers loved about a specific title is a tough thing to aptly translate into a film. However, many Mortal Kombat video game sequels have arrived since the last film adaptation and because of this, the fanbase is larger than ever. This will have a definite effect when the reboot finally does get its release.