Everything you may have missed in the Mortal Kombat trailer
Mortal Kombat, the latest live-action movie adaptation of the video games since 1997's Annihilation, stars Lewis Tan as Cole Young, a down-on-his luck MMA fighter who becomes the target of Shang Tsung (Chin Han), a sorcerer from another realm called Outworld. Looking for answers surrounding the dragon mark on his chest, he finds his way to the temple of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm. There he must train with more of earth's champions for a tournament that could determine the fate of his world.
That's the basic concept for the film from director Simon McQuoid, who shot the movie in Australia in late 2019 off a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham, and a story by Russo and Oren Uziel. But the trailer offers more answers to the story at play.
Here's a look at key shots in the trailer with some added insights from McQuoid, Tan, and actor Hiroyuki Sanada (who plays Scorpion).
Mortal Kombat will be released in theaters and on HBO Max April 16.