Is the wraith coming to ‘Mortal Kombat’?
Sub-Zero actor Joe Taslim revealed whether Mortal Kombat fans will see Noob Saibot in the upcoming film on HBO Max.
With Mortal Kombat heading to HBO Max in April, a new interview with Sub-Zero actor Joe Taslim touched on the potential arrival of Noob Saibot, the undead version of the Lin Kuei assassin. For audiences not familiar with Noob Saibot, he’s who the original Sub-Zero becomes after being murdered by Scorpion in the first Mortal Kombat game. And since the first trailer teased a bloody fight between Scorpion and Sub-Zero, it’s not impossible that Noob Saibot is being set up for an appearance in a future sequel.
ComicBook.com spoke to Sub-Zero actor Joe Taslim on a visit to the Mortal Kombat set, and when asked about Noob Saibot the star explained there is an element of the wraith in the fighter in the new movie. It’s set to be a brutal adventure, with director Simon McQuoid revealing there was plenty of drums of fake blood on set during production. Take a look at Joe Taslim discussing Noob Saibot and Sub-Zero below.
“He has humanity inside of him and when he’s Noob Saibot, it’s just totally pitch black. I think you can see that in [Sub-Zero’s] character when the movie’s out.”
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Mortal Kombat was first adapted into a feature film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the filmmaker behind the Resident Evil series with Milla Jovovich. The film earned a worldwide total of $122 million and is widely regarded as one of the better adaptations of a video game.
Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara. Lewis Tan is also on board in an undisclosed role.
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