Warner Bros. Animation has plans for expanding upon the Mortal Kombat universe with an upcoming animated film titled "Scorpion's Revenge. A voice cast has been announced for the project and it is directed by Ethan Spaulding (Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis) with a script written by Teen Titans GO vs Teen Titans writer Jeremy Adams, whose previous credits include writing for Supernatural.
The following cast is listed as such:
- Jordan Rodrigues as Liu Kang
- Patrick Seitz as Scorpion and Hanzo Hasashi
- Steve Blum as Sub-Zero
- Artt Butler as Shang Tsung
- Darin De Paul as Quan Chi
- Robin Atkin Downes as Kano
- David B. Mitchell as Raiden
- Ike Amadi as Jax Briggs
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Goro
- Grey Griffin as Kitana and Satoshi Hasashi
- Fred Tatasciore as Demon Torturer
Sam Register will serve as executive producer, while Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face) and Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), with series co-creator Ed Boon as creative consultant.
This will be Mortal Kombat's first animated feature since Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm, a series that ran for one season for a total of 13 episodes, airing from September 1996 to December of that year. Crew members like Lawrence Kasanoff, founder of Threshold Entertainment, also served as producer of the Paul W.S. Anderson directed Mortal Kombat feature film in 1995, its sequel Mortal Kombat Annihilation, and the live action television series, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, which ran for one season in 1998 and followed the journey of the original Kung Lao as a prequel to the events taking place in the games.
With the latest entry Mortal Kombat 11 topping sales charts in 2019 and a return to the big screen for Mortal Kombat with a new feature film slated to premiere in Jan 15th 2021, a true resurgence of the long-running fighting game franchise to prominence has quite the roadmap. And with the high quality assurance of Warner Bros. Animation, an expanded universe of Mortal Kombat could be promising.