New Mortal Kombat Animated Film Releasing In April

Arriving on digital platforms April 12 with Blu-ray and DVD on April 28, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge will tell the story of the original arcade battle between Outworld and Earthrealm, before things got more complicated.

Things were so simple during the events of the original Mortal Kombat. It was just warriors of Earth versus warriors of Outworld for the fate of Earthrealm. That’s what’s going down in Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpions Revenge. While the title makes it sound like the focus will be on the game’s beloved yellow ninja, the top billing in the YouTube description for the trailer goes to Joel McHale as Johnny Cage and Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter as Sonya Blade. Scorpion’s barely even in the trailer. I sure hope he gets some revenge.

It’s a story we’ve seen told before, but Warner Bros. Animation excels at such things, being the studio behind all the good comic story-based DC animated movies. If any animation group can make the original tournament interesting again, it’s that one.

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Mortal Kombat 11’s Joker Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

In August, when Netherrealm Studios revealed the full roster of downloadable fighters for Mortal Kombat 11’s first Kombat Pass, many fans were put off by the buff, well-groomed version of DC Comics villain Joker. Apparently Netherrealm took those concerns to heart, as last night’s video announcing a January 28 release for the character stars a lankier, more disheveled, more maniacal version of the clown prince of crime.

It was a bit shocking when the studio that had done the Joker great justice in the Injustice series (and Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe back in the Midway days) tried to pass off this foppish loon as a Mortal Kombat 11 guest character.

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He looks like Joker cosplay. He’s a Joker that stops by his stylist before doing crimes. He has never danced with the devil in the pale moonlight. He probably doesn’t even like the way that sounds.

Much fuss was made over the Joker’s initial appearance. YouTube videos were made. Conspiracy theories were floated that the character was originally supposed to be Ash from The Evil Dead and the strange Joker model was some sort of reskin. Fans offered their own redesign ideas in order to fix the Joker.

All for naught, as it turns out, as Netherrealm fixed him themselves. Here’s the new and greatly improved Mortal Kombat 11 Joker.

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Those dark, evil eyes. The pointed chin. The rictus grin. The hooked nose. That’s the Joker. He looks even better in action. Watch him fight Cassie Cage in her Harley Quinn-inspired outfit from last night’s Video Game Awards trailer.


Fans are pleased, except those still angry it’s not Ash from The Evil Dead. I am pleased. The new and improved Joker arrives in Mortal Kombat 11 on January 28.