New Mortal Kombat movie gets an April 2021 release date

Mortal Kombat movie 2021
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The Mortal Kombat movie for 2021 has a new release date, and it's the fresh poster that is clueing us in on when you'll be able to watch it, and where you'll see it first.

April 16, 2021 is when you'll be able to stream or go see the new Mortal Kombat film, according to the movie poster tweeted out by the official MK movie Twitter account. It's coming to both theaters and HBO Max on the same day.

This live-action Mortal Kombat movie was supposed to release in mid-2020, but it's been pushed back several times due to the ongoing pandemic. Last we heard, the reboot of the video-game-turned-movie franchise was scheduled to launch in January 2021, which means we'll now be streaming it three months later than that come April 16.

By the time Mortal Kombat releases, the original Paul Anderson-directed Mortal Kombat movie will be 26 years old. The new cast will include Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, along with director Simon McQuoid helming the project.  

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. made the surprise announcement that 17 of its movies, including Mortal Kombat, would release in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously in 2021, much the chagrin of movie theater chains.

There's still no Mortal Kombat 2021 trailer, but it's coming in the new year, promises producer Todd Garner, tweeting an apology to fans: "Trailer in the new year. Sorry it took so long to get this out."

Matt Swider