Mortal Kombat: Simon McQuoid, director of the film, talks about his timeline

While little is known about the content of the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot movie beyond the first 13 minutes and, generally speaking, which characters will appear, it is known that the film will look at the history of some of the characters while also discussing develops largely in the present day.

Does that mean it could possibly deal with some of Mortal Kombat movie franchise timeline shenanigans? According to the comicbook portal, director Simon McQuoid confirmed that beyond the opening scene, he doesn’t actually spoil the weather at all.

MMA fighter Cole Young, used to getting beaten up for money, is unaware of his heritage, or why Outworld’s emperor Shang Tsung has sent his greatest warrior, Sub-Zero, a Cryomancer from another world, to hunt down Cole. Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade under the direction of Jax, a Special Forces commander 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 the protector of Earthrealm, who grants refuge to those who carry the mark. Here, Cole trains with seasoned warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and the rebel mercenary Kano, as he prepares to face Earth’s greatest champions against Outworld’s enemies in a high-stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed enough to unlock his arcana, his immense soul power, in time to save not just his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

The Mortal Kombat reboot movie is scheduled to premiere on April 16 on HBO Max and in theaters. The cast includes Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Sisi. Stringer as Mileena and Lewis Tan as the new character Cole Young. Filming was finished at the end of 2019.