Back in the latter half of the 1990s, the second live action “Mortal Kombat” movie called “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.” The movie loosely gave the accounts of what happened in “Mortal Kombat 3” disregarding the events of “Mortal Kombat II.” Even after Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the game series continued on with “Mortal Kombat 4” up until “Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.” Then, there was the recent reboot of the Mortal Kombat series with the same storyline from the first three Mortal Kombat games but with very different outcomes. In that respect, there were no more Mortal Kombat movies.
However, there was this teaser trailer by Kevin Tancharoen
. It seemed to be a prelude to a new Mortal Kombat movie or a reboot of the film series. However, it turned out to be a proposal for a new Mortal Kombat movie; but, it didn't have the supernatural or science-fiction elements of the game series. It was known as “Mortal Kombat Rebirth” where everything takes place in the fictitious Deacon City. However, a movie didn't get made; but, an online mini-series was made. The episodes were uploaded onto YouTube through Machinima. This web series was called “Mortat Kombat Legacy
.” Currently, all the mini-episodes have all been put together as a full-length film that's available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
While it was announced that season 2 of Mortal Kombat Legacy was in the making; but, there wasn't a definite date. Now, season 2 of Mortal Kombat Legacy returns in the second quarter of 2013
during the spring season. That means Mortal Kombat fans, especially fans of Mortal Kombat Legacy, can see season two between March and April. Season 1, followed the same round of “Heroes,” as each episode focused on one or a group of major characters. Tancharoen, who was tapped to head the MK Legacy series, said that Season 2 will focus on the tournament itself. He serves as the director, screenwriter, and producer for the series.
According to a press release, Tancharoen said that the first clip of season 2 will be shown during the Steamy Awards
on February 17. It is revealed that there have been some cast changes. Matt Mullins, who played Johnny Cage from the first season, will be replaced by veteran actor Casper Van Dien
who worked in notable films and shows such as “Starship Troopers,” “Monk,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and “Dracula 3000.”
Mark Dacasacos is tapped to play the role of Kung Lao, a major hero in the series. Dacascos is no stranger to martial arts films and TV shows. In the late-90s, he starred as Eric Draven in “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven.” Harry Shum Jr., from the “Glee” series, will be playing the role of Kuai Liang
who is the second Sub-Zero and younger brother to the original Sub-Zero. Brian Tee, from the first season of “Crash,” is tapped to play Liu Kang the titular character of Mortal Kombat.
Veteran actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, will be replacing Jonathan Phan, as the sorcerer Shang Tsung
who is one of the titular villains of the Mortal Kombat franchise. Back in the 90s, when the first Mortal Kombat movie came out, Tagawa played the role of Shang Tsung. In this respect, Tagawa plays Tsung in the movie and the second season of the series.
It has been announced that Ermac, Quan Chi, and Kenshi will be in season 2; however, there's no news at the moment on who will portray the three.
This series came to be due to the original alternate universe proposal back in 2010. In this proposal, Brazilian martial arts actor Lateef Crowder portrays Baraka. In MK Legacy, Baraka is portrayed by a different actor.
For fans who cannot wait, there's always the Steamy Awards where the first clip is set to be shown.