The upcoming live-action Mortal Kombat reboot may be the primary topic of conversation among fans of the franchise. But now, it looks like Warner Bros. Animation is about to get in on some of that action as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has just announced the voice cast for an upcoming animated film, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge.
Joel McHale and Jennifer Carpenter will headline the new movie as the voices behind Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, respectively. McHale is of course known for his role on Community as well as hosting The Soup. Meanwhile, Carpenter starred on Dexter for eight seasons. More recently, she appeared on NBC’s The Enemy Within; which was canceled after only one season last year.
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Additionally, Warner Bros. has rounded out the supporting cast with familiar names from the animation realm playing other fan-favorite characters. The roster includes Jordan Rodrigues as Lui Kang; Patrick Seitz as Scorpion/Hanzo Hasashi; Steve Blum as Sub-Zero; Artt Butler as Shang Tsung; Darin De Paul as Quan Chi; Robin Atkin Downes as Kano; David B. Mitchell as Raiden; Ike Amadi as Jax Briggs; Kevin Michael Richardson as Goro; Grey Griffin as Kitana and Satoshi Hasashi; and Fred Tatasciore as Demon Torturer.
Ethan Spaulding is directing Scorpion’s Revenge. Previously, Spaulding worked with Warner Bros. on a pair of direct-to-DVD DC films: Batman: Assault on Arkham and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. He’ll helm the new movie from a screenplay by Jeremy Adams, a Supernatural veteran who recently tackled Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans.
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is still without a specific release date. However, it will arrive in the first half of this year.
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