All of the rumors start with a hint of truth, but this one has more salt more than anything. With a high possibility of WB Games disbanding it has opened up a question of ‘What will they do with the IP’s they own?’ Netflix has an idea of an animated Mortal Kombat series. Insider Daniel Richtman claims Netflix is interested in adding that franchise to their belt. With the current track record of Castlevania and upcoming Sonic Prime, we can all picture a bloody, gory, Rated R Mortal Kombat cartoon series we always wanted.
The first animated movie venture into Outworld was the 1995 classic Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins. It explains some of the back story of the first tournament. The movie showed the first computer generated fight scene. This is super early CG Graphics, and by today’s standard do not hold up over time. People to this day that question the use of CG along with the traditional hand drawn style of animation.
This was completely buried by the release of the first live action film only a few months later. In the past year, they released Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge to huge acclaim. Bringing in such recognizable voice actors as Joel McHale as Johnny Cage, Steve Blum as Sub-Zero, Darin De Paul as Quan Chi, and Kevin Michael-Richardson reprised his role a Goro from The Journey Begins perked a lot of ears. Most fans claim this was the reason Ed Boon green lit the reboot of the live action movie franchise.
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