Good news for Mortal Kombat fans: the franchise is waking up from a long sleep. Warner Bros. Animation has announced an animated film called Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, coming in the first half of 2020. The studio is known mostly for direct-to-DVD/streaming projects, and it seems likely this will be such a release.
We don’t know the plot details yet, but the title “Scorpion’s Revenge” gives us a hint. Hanzo Hasashi (Scorpion’s real name) has only two candidates for revenge: Bi-Han, the elder of the two Sub-Zero brothers, and Quan-Chi, a sorcerer and necromancer from the eternally-damned Netherrealm. Both stories are pretty familiar to MK fans and make a pretty big part of Mortal Kombat lore. But still the MK universe has been rebooted a few times in MK 9 and MK 11, so we may have a completely new candidate for whom Scorpion may hunt.
Ethan Spaulding, responsible for Batman: Assault on Arkham, will direct from a script by Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans). This extraordinary team will be supported by Ed Boone, who advises the project. Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face) is a producer.
Here is the voice cast (and character list) announced so far:
Jordan Rodrigues as Lui Kang;
Patrick Seitz as Scorpion/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