At this time tomorrow, MORTAL KOMBAT will have unleashed itself upon the world, and I think most of us are going to have a great time with it, but if you’d like a little something to tide you over until that moment, why not check out the latest clip from the soon-to-be-released film! The new clip finds Jax Briggs (Mehcad Brooks) using his slick metal arms give Reiko (Nathan Jones) a brutal beating that concludes with a geyser of blood and brain-matter. You’ll also note that while it’s perfectly acceptable to showcase an exploding head in all its gruesome glory, Jax’s F-bomb needed to be censored for this particular clip.
The official synopsis for Mortal Kombat:
In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
Mortal Kombat will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23rd.