Mortal Kombat's Cole Young star teases blood-drenched sequel and reveals dark secret behind his powersApril 26, 2021
MORTAL Kombat's Cole Young has teased a blood-drenched sequel and has revealed dark secret behind his powers.
MMA fighter Cole Young, played by Tan, seeks out Earth's greatest champions in order to "stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe."
The movie franchise, inspired by the iconic video game, is getting a reboot and will reach cinemas later this year.
Fans will see Cole escaping Sub-Zero's icy embrace, figuring out his heritage and running into plenty of classic characters along the way.
The actor opened up about the graphic violence scenes and the various techniques and weapons used when challenging his opponents.
In one scene, Cole shreds Goro to pieces during their battle, he told CNET: "I think that his fatalities could grow a lot from there.
"When he's sliding around the body, he's using everything — wing chun, judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling and the tonfa weapons. So he can block, slice, trap the arms, pull and cut.
"I think his fatality could be more along the lines of slicing people up into bits. Like, way more."
Lewis also revealed that Cole is a descendant of the iconic character Scorpio.
The actor admitted that Cole's powers is "within him" mainly tied to his heritage and bloodline.
He said: "There's this power in him. So he's competing in these bare-knuckle boxing matches and these MMA fights, but he hasn't unlocked his full potential. Once it is, you see the powers and the powers are tied to his heritage."
He explained that at the beginning of the movie, his great grandma saves her and Scorpion's daughter by hiding her in the basket.
The way the basket is woven together is actually the same type of design on Cole's armour.
He added: "In my mind, this suit is part of his thing that saved his lineage. The suit is actually not only protecting him physically, but metaphorically because it represents this protection over his bloodline."
Lewis explained that Scorpion has a spear, Cole has a blade that's a similar shape coming out of his arm.
The actor said that it is a great way to pay homage to his ancestor's skills and abilities.
The new adaptation of Mortal Kombat will be bringing back classic characters including Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden and several others.
The game series has been popular since 1992, but this is the first movie in nearly 24 years.
The original film was directed by Paul Anderson and starred Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Lewis Tan, and Bridgette Wilson.
The reboot features a fresh new cast, including Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Joe Taslim, and others.
The reboot is much more violent than the original and as The Hollywood Reporter states: "no punches were pulled."
The violence of the movie does match the action of the video game, perhaps more so than the first two movies.
The big screen adaptation of the hit computer game was released in select cinemas in the US on April 23.
Brits will have to wait longer to view the movie as no UK release plans have been confirmed or announced.
Cinemas remain closed on this side of the Atlantic until May 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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