Kung Lao is very popular in the ‘Mortal Kombat’ franchise due to his iconic rolled hat, used to behead the limbs of his opponents.
In the remake which opens on April 15, Lao is played by Max Huang.
During an interview for the comic, the star commented on her reaction to wearing the hat for the first time.
“I made a cardboard hat just to get used to the movements, but it doesn’t compare to the first time I caught the officer used in the tapes. They took me to New Zealand, where I tried out some models.
“As soon as I held the chosen hat, I realized it was really heavy, really heavy. A cardboard hat is so light and easy to handle … But things got serious when I realized how difficult it was to handle the real hat, because it is like a weapon. But it was so cool! It was there that I started to put myself on paper and to become this great warrior that is Kung Lao. And what makes him so special are his skills with this hat.
Speaking of which, the remake trailer shows that Lao, Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero, Liu Kang, Kano, Jax, Raiden, Scorpion and company are very well built and promise great action scenes.
But, with so many characters at the same time, some fans wondered if any one of them would be more important than the others.
During an interview for the comic, director Simon McQuoid was asked the same question and guaranteed that “each of them will have their moment to shine.”
“This movie has it all, action, betrayal, revenge, sentimentality… Sometimes it even sounds like a ‘whole family’ plot, but it’s not. Each character identifies with one of these concepts, but they all have something in common, which is a sense of humanity and connection, for better or for worse. You will see that each character will have their moment to shine. “
Previously, producer Todd Garner told the Portal that one of the hardest parts of production is finding the perfect cast without misinterpreting the characters.
“The game is amazing and has a compelling lineup of characters, we’ve made a point of incorporating actors who convey the essence of those characters.”
He went on to explain that he was lucky to find actors who were good at both theater and combat:
“It was one of the most important and difficult parts because we didn’t have to be faithful just in visual matters, but in behavioral and cultural ways, besides analyzing how the stars behaved between performances. with combat choreographies. . They couldn’t be good at one or the other, but both. We were very lucky that everyone we were looking for accepted this challenge.
One of the stars who received a lot of praise from Garner was Ludi Lin, performer of iconic Liu Kang.
“Ludi is a charismatic and athletic guy and is always looking for new challenges. And he’s like Liu Kang, isn’t he? Garner joked. “It’s amazing how he has a spirit of leadership and motivation, he puts everyone at ease during the stages and has managed to be an inspiring figure for the rest of the cast.”
Check out the trailer:
Simon McQuoid (“Premonition 5”) is responsible for the staging.
MMA fighter Cole Young, used to being beaten for money, ignores his heritage – or because Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, a Cryomancer from another world , to chase Cole. Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole sets out to find Sonya Blade and Jax, a special forces major who carries the same strange dragon that Cole was born with. Soon he finds himself in the temple of Lord Raiden, an ancient God and protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with seasoned warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and devious mercenary Kano, as he prepares to take on Earth’s greatest champions against enemies of Outworld in a high-risk battle across the universe. But will Cole be under enough pressure to unlock his arcane – the immense power in his soul – in time to not only save his family, but also stop Outworld once and for all?
The cast includes Joe Taslim (Sub Zero), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade), Mehcad Brroks (Jax) Josh Lawson (Kano), Chin Han (Shang Tsung), Hiroyuki Sanada (Scorpion), Tadanobu Asano (Raiden), Sisi Stringer (Mileena).
The new feature will be for over 18 years, with the promise of a lot of violence and death.
Released in 1995, the first adaptation of “Mortal Kombat” had a budget of $ 18 million and grossed $ 122.1 million at the global box office. The sequel, “Mortal Kombat – Annihilation,” cost $ 30 million, but only raised $ 51.3 million worldwide. Both have been slaughtered by critics.
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