Will Mortal Kombat 2021 Movie Be on HBO Max?

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The highly-anticipated film reboot of the iconic game, Mortal Kombat, arrives in a week and it will be following the steps of the recently released Godzilla vs. Kong of the same production company, Warner Bros. Pictures, where it will be having a theatrical release. Will Mortal Kombat be released on HBO Max as well?

LEWIS TAN as Cole in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “Mortal Kombat,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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Mortal Kombat will follow the story of Cole Young, an orphan who doesn't know about his lineage who becomes MMA fighter living a quiet life but gets disrupted when Bi-Han/Sub-Zero was sent by the Emperor Shang-Tsung to eliminate him as he bears the mark. He met Jax, a Special Forces Major with the same mark as him, and instructed him to find Sonya Blade.

He then finds the sanctuary of Lord Raiden for people with the same mark and there, he trains with Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Kano, to prepare for the threat posed by the Outworld led by Shang-Tsung.

Mortal Kombat will be the directorial debut of Simon McQuoid, produced by James Wan, Todd Garner, and Bennett Walsh. McQuoid, when asked whether there would be a sequel for Mortal Kombat, shared with EpicStream that it is for the audience to decide if there would be one. Even stars Jessica McNamee and Josh Lawson said to Epicstream that they hope for a sequel as well.

The film is given an R-Rating which means that there are scenes that are so bloody and brutal that it is inadvisable for children to see. In a recently released featurette, these fight scenes were teased and McQuoid himself said that it is "sickeningly violent."

(L-r) JOE TASLIM as Sub-Zero/Bi-Han and HIROYUKI SANADA as Scorpion/Hanzo Hasashi in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “Mortal Kombat,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Credit: Mark Rogers/ Warner Bros. Pictures

With the ongoing pandemic posing a threat to health not dying down anytime soon, in case you prefer to stay home and still be able to watch Mortal Kombat, great news for you as the film will be having a same-day release on HBO Max where it will be available to stream online for 31 days from its release date so long as you have an active subscription on it.

A subscription to HBO Max costs $14.99 a month where you will be able to access the wide range of titles under HBO Max as well as everything that Warner Bros. has in the slate for 2021. If you have an HBO subscription on your cable, then you might have an HBO Max already without even knowing it. With this, you will need to have an HBO Max app and your internet connection on a smart TV or a streaming device to be able to access it.

Mortal Kombat 2021 has lined up a star-studded ensemble with Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mechad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanasa as Hanzo Hasashi/ Scorpion and Joe Taslim as Bi-Han/ Sub-Zero. Also joining the cast would be Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young, and Laura Brent as Allison Young.

Mortal Kombat premieres on April 23, 2021, in theaters with a same-day release on HBO Max.


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