Mortal Kombat Reboot

The Weekly Wrap: First Look Mortal Kombat

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The 1995 reboot of Mortal Kombat by New Line Cinema will arrive in 2021 and the studio has revealed some new images from the production. The new live-action adaptation, based on the hit Konami game will feature staple characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Sonya Blade as well as new characters such as Cole Young. The new Mortal Kombat film stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Joe Taslim, Lewis Tan, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Jessica Mcnamee and Ludi Lin. The film is due for a mid-April release.

Harry Lennix Is The Martian Manhunter
As DCEU fans have suspected all along, Harry Lennix, who portrayed General Swanwick in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, is the Martian Manhunter. The actor confirmed that he would appear as the character in Justice League HBO Max miniseries directed by Zack Snyder. The miniseries is in essence the Snyder Cut of Justice League. Lennix is set to appear as J’onn J’onzz in the upcoming production, which is another huge plus for DCEU fans. The four-part TV show will apparently contain 80% of never-before-seen footage from the original film.

Ben Affleck To Helm Keeper of the Lost Cities
The adaptation of ‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ will be in the talented hands of Ben Affleck. Disney secured the directorial services of the actor/director, which will see him helm the fantasy film based on the book series. ‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ was first published in 2012. It has gone on to become a successful book series, so there will be ample stories for a cinematic franchise. The book is centred on a young girl named Sophie who discovers she has telepathic abilities.

Kevin Hart Inks Movie Deal With Netflix
Comedian Kevin Hart has join the ranks of Adam Sandler by securing a multi-film deal with Netflix. Per the agreement, Hart will star in at least four movies for the streaming platform. The actor will also produce the films under his HartBeat Productions banner. Hart has enjoyed great success with Netflix with his comedy special Zero F**s Given ranked as Netflix’s top performing special of 2020. He will also star in a new limited series titled, True Story for the streamer.

Fast & Furious To End With A Two-Part Finale
If F9 is box-office smash and Vin Diesel gets his way, then we will see the Fast & Furious franchise come to an end with two more films. In a recent interview, the star of the series admitted he envisions the franchise will end with Fast & Furious 10, which will be a two-part finale. According to Diesel, the finale will allow the main cast to retire, paving the way for new spin-off movies for the franchise. F9, the next instalment to the Fast series is due out in summer 2021.

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