News New Fighter Cole Turner Leads ‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot; First Character Story Details Revealed Published 5 months ago on July 10, 2018 By Nick Bond Share Tweet After a year of silence, news just broke that New Line’s Mortal Kombat reboot is finally making progress with a bunch of new characters and full story details. The project is being directed by Simon Mcquoid from a script by Greg Russo, and spearheaded by producer James Wan. In an interview with Collider last year, former Mortal Kombat reboot writer Oren Uziel, who was originally attached to the project, described the script as being very dark. “I don’t know what remains of this, but I know that it was going to be—it’s almost like if you took The Avengers, or if you took a storyline like that and set it in a sort of hard-R, over-the-top violence and hard-edged world of Mortal Kombat,” Uziel explained. “It was a little bit like that, it was a little bit like a Wanted-type story that brought together a bunch of these characters and just pulled zero punches, and had a tone that was still fun but very dark.” “I know James Wan came on to produce, so that to me was a good sign that maybe things were heating up again, but beyond that I really don’t know the specifics,” the writer added. Today, however, we have the following new characters and first story details for the Mortal Kombat reboot courtesy of the awesome folks over at That Hashtag Show website. COLE TURNER Lead Male. 30s. A brand new character to the MK franchise. Cole is a struggling and widowed boxer who cares more about his young daughter than anything. He is incredibly determined and refuses to quit in the face of fantastical adversity. KANO Supporting Lead Male. 30s. The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire. He is arrogant and impetuous but a tremendous fighter. SONYA BLADE Supporting Lead Female. 30s. The beautiful, brainy blonde writer who chases the prophecy of Mortal Kombat. She recruits Cole and fights bravely and selflessly for a team she can only be a true part of once she earns a medallion in combat. JIN/LORD RAIDEN Male. 14. The immortal thunder God and protector of the Earth realm, who leads and trains the Earth team in the Underworld. MILEENA Female. 25-35. A drop dead gorgeous woman that is part of the Outworld side. She wears a sheer gown over thigh-high boots and a revealing one-piece, with a veil that covers her nose and mouth. JACKSON “JAX” BRIDGES Male. 30-40. “Jax” is a strapping mercenary/military officer who loses both of his hands in an attack and then joins Sonya and Cole to fight the Outworld. LIU KANG Male. 20-35. A fire throwing ninja warrior who is a talented Earth realm champion. KUNG LAO Male. 25-35. The mute warrior monk brother of Liu Kang, who yields an all powerful boomerang hat. SHANG TSUNG Male. No age specified. The great sorcerer of Outworld, whose presence is a storm cloud of dark energy. His ever-changing roulette of faces unfurls an evil smile. DRAHMIN Male. 25-35. An Oni devil mask over his face, his body is composed of twisted sinewy skin, a heavy spiked club replaces one arm. KABAL Male. 25-35. An evil assassin of Outworld, he is outfitted in a black armored vest and trench coat. His entire head is covered by a scarred black respirator. His signature weapons are two razor-sharp hook swords. NITARA Female. 25-35. A black-haired vampire of Outworld. Two massive leathery batwings protrude from her bare shoulders. Fresh blood drips from her fangs. REIKO Male. 25-40. An armor-clad Outworld General with white glowing eyes. He drags a massive war hammer with him. THE OVERSEER Male. Late 80’s. The overseer of the clock tower and the training grounds that house the Earth realm warriors, he is laughably old. EMILY Female. 12. Cole’s scrappy, determined, and wise-beyond-her-years daughter. SOPHIA Female. 60s. Cole’s understanding, discerning mother-in-law who houses Emily and is her primary guardian. JESS Female. 30-35. Cole’s judgmental sister-in-law, who believes Cole to be a selfish, bad father. She lives with Sophia and Emily. There’s no officially word on whether or not Sub Zero and Scorpion will make a return in the new flick, but it’s still early days yet. Stay tuned to Dark Universe for more updates on the Mortal Kombat reboot in the coming weeks/months. 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