Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Mortal Kombat movie gets R-rating, features fatalities

Mortal Kombat movie gets R-rating, features fatalities

Hence Warner Bros. thought of it as a good opportunity to reboot the legendary Mortal Kombat series.

For those of you who are anxious that the Mortal Kombat reboot will be a watered-down PG-13 affair, don't be.

In a tweet posted today, Russo, who is also penning the Resident Evil reboot, said online, "Since it's already been stated by other members of the team, I'm gonna put this one to bed".

I hereby confirm that the new Mortal Kombat film will be R-rated and will FINALLY show FATALITIES on the silver screen.


Mortal Kombat movies and games draw inspiration from one-on-one fighting between players of a different combat style. This film will follow the plot as all basic MK films and Games.

We're not entirely sure we want to watch D'Vorah's infestation Fatality play out in live-action, but we'd certainly be down for some of the more entertaining moves like Erron Black's ricochet shot Fatal Blow making an appearance. It looks like that's all set to change with the new movie, however. Equippable shields don't exist in Mortal Kombat, Mr. Cage! While the first two movies released in 1995 and 1997 gained some praise from fans, for what they were, they shy away from what the games are really known for. Last week it was announced that casting has begun, with Joe Taslim, The Raid actor, signing on to flinging iceballs as Sub-Zero.

According to the movie reboot's writer Greg Russo, we should finally get to see Johnny Cage beat someone to death with his Oscar on the big screen.

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