Sub-Zero has performed a essential function within the Mortal Kombat franchise for the reason that authentic arcade sport, and that may even be true of the live-action reboot the place the character is portrayed by actor Joe Taslim. In a Mortal Kombat set go to, producer Todd Garner mentioned Taslim’s casting, and the way shortly the actor agreed to take on the function as soon as it was supplied. Taslim was the very first actor solid among the many movie’s many Kombatants, however Garner stated it was a obligatory step in direction of determining the remainder of the actors and which characters they might be most suited to painting.
“So [Taslim] was the primary one in. It was like, we stated, ‘Do you need to play Sub-Zero?’ ‘Yes!’ It was that quick. And he stated, he’ll let you know, he waited and thought, ‘Are they actually making this film? Because I’m the one actor in it.’ Well, as a result of we needed to. It’s a really massive chessboard of like Ludi Lin and we had Max Huang, all these guys and you are like, ‘Oh man, how will we transfer them throughout to ensure that they’re all… not solely have the chance to be their finest, however have a personality that is worthy of them being it,'” stated Garner.
Sub-Zero appears to be one in all Mortal Kombat‘s primary antagonists, and the one which kicks off the movie’s occasions. In the film’s pink band trailer, we are able to see the character battling Jax in what proves to be a fateful encounter. The finish of the trailer additionally sees the character in kombat with Hiroyuki Sanada’s Scorpion. Those two characters have been hated rivals for the reason that authentic Mortal Kombat, and Sub-Zero was killed following that sport’s occasions.
It stays to be seen whether or not or not Sub-Zero will face the identical destiny within the film, nevertheless it’s value noting that the character might nonetheless return in a possible sequel. Sub-Zero is resurrected within the second Mortal Kombat sport as Noob Saibot, and Joe Taslim appears properly conscious of that historical past. Perhaps the primary actor solid in Mortal Kombat will find yourself being the primary solid in a sequel!
The Mortal Kombat movie reboot will launch in theaters and on HBO Max April sixteenth. Readers can discover out extra by testing the remainder of ComicBook.com’s protection of the Mortal Kombat reboot proper right here.
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