Although violent, the Fatalities will be a bit lighter in the film!
Mortal Kombat is a franchise known for its extreme violence, especially in the infamous Fatalities, submissions that most of the time involve a lot of blood. Although the franchise’s new live-action film is aimed at adults, producer Todd Garner has previously warned that Fatality has been “softened” somewhat for the project.
In an interview for Comicbook, Garner explained that this decision was not up to the people involved in the project:
“I am subject to the restrictions of the American Film Association. So I live within these rules. So we’re gonna do this [as Fatalities] as much as we can.
“There are some crazy things you do at games. I don’t know if you would really like to see Ludi [Lin, o Liu Kang] have your head ripped off.
Apparently, aside from being a limitation of the association, the decision to smooth out Fatality also involves the script and the progression of the film’s story. And that makes perfect sense, considering the fact that a franchise can emerge from live action, and therefore, it still wouldn’t be very cool to take the lead as one of the protagonists.
Mortal Kombat hits theaters and HBO Max on April 16 of this year.
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