Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms
After Lord Raiden’s determination to stop the turmoil brought on by Shao Kahn and his Outworld barbarians with one final Mortal Kombat tournament to determine the destiny of Earthrealm, Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of The Realms follows fans’ favorite characters from the franchise. And the tournament appears to be just as brutal as ever, with the customary morsels of humor strewn throughout the adventure, imitating the popular Mortal Kombat game series.
The film is a follow-up to Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, a 2020 direct-to-video animated film. After losing his clan and family to an invasion by a rival ninja clan, Lin Kuei, the story follows the undead ninja Hanzo Hasashi, better known as Scorpion. Along with others competing to defend Earthrealm from annihilation, Hanzo enters an inter-dimensional tournament to save loved ones. It’s assumed that the sequel will pick up where the first film left off.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Release Date
The Mortal Kombat animated feature was set to premiere this summer, and the studio finally revealed the precise date today. The release date for Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms is August 31, 2021.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Cast
As Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, Joel McHale (Community), and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) lead the Mortal Kombat cast once again. Other cast members include Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird) as Liu Kang, Patrick Seitz (Naruto: Shippuden) as Scorpion & Hanzo Hasashi, Artt Butler (Her) as Shang Tsung & Cyrax, and Patrick Seitz (Naruto: Shippuden) as Scorpion & Hanzo Hasashi. Shao Kahn is played by Fred Tatasciore (Robot Chicken). Stryker & Smoke is played by Matthew Mercer (Justice Society: World War II); Sub-Zero/Kuai Liang is played by Bayardo De Murguia (Tiny Pretty Things); Kung Lao is played by Matt Yang King (Justice League vs. The Fatal Five); Lin Kuei Grandmaster is played by Paul Nakauchi (Carmen Sandiego); and Jade is played by Emily O’Brien (Constantine: City and Ikè Amadi (Mass Effect 3) as Jax Briggs & One Being; Grey Griffin (The Loud House) as Kitana, Satoshi Hasashi & Mileena; Robin Atkin Downes (The Strain) as Shinnok & Reiko; Dave B. Mitchell (Call of Duty) as Raiden, Kintaro & Sektor; Ikè Amadi (Mass Effect 3) as Jax Briggs & One Being; Grey Griffin.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Plot
The Earthrealm heroes must travel to Outworld to battle for the survival of their homeland, which has been invaded by the troops of evil warlord Shao Kahn, in the ultimate Mortal Kombat tournament.
The film takes up immediately after Scorpion’s Revenge, when the heroes are assaulted by Shao Kahn, forcing Raiden and his gang of warriors to agree to engage in a last Mortal Kombat match that would decide the fate of the realms. This compels the good folks to fly to Outworld to protect Earthrealm, while Scorpion searches for the Kamidogu (a magical relic created by the all-powerful Elder Gods) before it is used to bring back the mysterious One Being, who threatens to destroy the universe.
Liu Kang, Raiden, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and Jax Briggs return home after the inaugural Mortal Kombat tournament to find Earthrealm has been attacked by the troops of Outworld. Our heroes are given an ultimatum by the wicked tyrant Shao Kahn: commit to a new Mortal Kombat tournament or risk an all-out war with Outworld. Our heroes, together with new allies Kung Lao and Stryker, must now travel to Outworld and fight for Earthrealm’s survival in the Mortal Kombat tournament to end all tournaments.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Trailer
On Mortal Kombat’s official Twitter, a red band trailer for the 2021 animated Warner Bros. film Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of The Realms was unveiled today. The new clip includes even more brutal moments, as one would expect from one of the world’s most bloody action franchises, on which the film is based.