The Mortal Kombat movie drops next month and to celebrate, we’ve got a brand new poster that offers up our first look at Kabal. Kitana, Cole Young, Sonya Blade, and more are front and center, but let’s be real: you’re looking at Kabal.
The official Mortal Kombat movie Twitter account shared the new poster with the telltale tagline “Get over here!” Sub-Zero and Scorpion are in the spotlight, but seeing Shang Tsung, Jax Briggs, Sony Blade, Mileena, and Cole Young is pretty nifty as well.
Choose your fighter: Cole Young. Sonya Blade. Jax Briggs. Scorpion. Sub-Zero. Shang Tsung. Mileena. Kabal. Mortal Kombat – in theaters and streaming on @HBOMax April 16. #MortalKombatMovie pic.twitter.com/jQ4a7pXVML
— Mortal Kombat Movie (@MKMovie) March 10, 2021
While some fans are disappointed that a few favorite kharacters are missing, many shared their excitement over the latest reveal following the trailer that dropped last month.
YOOOOOOOOO COLE’S BODY ARMOR AND KABAL!!!!
In every generation
There are those
Who are chosen
To defend the realm of earth
In a tournament known…
As MORTAL KOMBAT
IN THIS FIGHT
THERE’S NO ROUND 2
— EnlightenedPasta (@one_pasta) March 10, 2021
AYO WE GOT KABAL?! pic.twitter.com/CdF8TvKW6M
— Lil Jae 🐝🤘😈 (@LilJae96) March 10, 2021
yow kabal is looking sickkkkkkk mate first look yow look at the mask that is fire🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/c9HOdKqWJA
— Ground Breaker (@GroundB65136103) March 10, 2021
— Xmanrule10 (@xmanrule10) March 10, 2021
The latest poster reveal comes after a slew of previous movie marketing went live back in February. Each individual poster showed off a particular kharacter and overall? Longtime fans were impressed.
New Line Cinema previously revealed the film’s synopsis back in January of this year, offering a detailed look at what the newest cinematic take on the popular fighting franchise will bring to the table. According to the studio:
In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family but to stop Outworld once and for all?
The Mortal Kombat movie was originally slated for a March 2021 release but was pushed back due to COVID-19. Luckily, it looks like the cast and crew were able to get the project done and ready for the world to devour safely, because the Mortal Kombat movie reboot arrives on April 16.