Get ready to get over here and enter a world filled with ninjas, martial artists, gods, and other realms, as the brand new Mortal Kombat movie is set for release this week — and the opening sequence for the film has been released online!
Check out the first seven minutes of this updated film adaptation, featuring the early origins of the rivalry between Hanzo Hisashi and Bi-Han, aka Scorpion and Sub-Zero!
If you’re new to the Mortal Kombat fandom, here’s the official synopsis for the reboot from the film’s official website.
In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
Check out the work of digital artist photoshop artist BossLogic in this Mortal Kombat IMAX poster.
Mortal Kombat will be released in theaters and HBO Max on April 23.