In the first 30 seconds of the first trailer for April’s Mortal Kombat movie reboot, Mehcad Brooks’ Jax loses both his arms to the icy grip of Joe Taslim’s Sub-Zero. Then things get violent.
He’s on the cover of the latest Mortal Kombat game. He’s widely regarded as the one of the most iconic fighting game characters. Everyone knows the “GET OVER HERE” catchphrase. Despite being somewhat of a villain, Scorpion is well-loved by Mortal Kombat players.
Episode seven of director Kevin Tancharoen’s live-action Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series touches on the origin of two of the video game franchise’s most iconic characters, Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Why did they use two actors instead of just palette swapping?