WB's 'Mortal Kombat' Vs. Sony's 'Masters Of The Universe' -- Let The Theater Battle Begin!

by Outsiders
May 20, 2019
A theater fight in the making as Warner Bros. new Mortal Kombat movie will be going head-to-head against Sony and Mattel Films’ Masters of the Universe with both being released on March 5th, 2021.

The new fantasy-action Mortal Kombat is the third film inspired by the video games and is being directed by first-time filmmaker Simon McQuoid and produced by Aquaman’s James Wan. Two previous films, 1995's Mortal Kombat and 1997’s Mortal Kombat Annihilation, both based on the video games were released. The film just started production in South Australia, with no details on cast or storyline revealed.

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red_bird08 - 2019-06-01 @ 7:15 pm
7 hours ago, mako said:

That'll be great . . . as long as its more "Bumblebee" than "G.I. Joe: Retalliation."

Hahaha I hope so. The 90s turtle flicks are the best imo. Minus 3rd one. We don't speak of that

mako - 2019-06-01 @ 11:31 am
4 hours ago, red_bird08 said:

Isn't TMNT getting another reboot though?

That'll be great . . . as long as its more "Bumblebee" than "G.I. Joe: Retalliation."

red_bird08 - 2019-06-01 @ 7:22 am
19 hours ago, mako said:

I'm taking a "wait and see" attitude.

Transformers, G.I. Joe, TMNT, Thundercats; Hollyweird's track record with these revivals of 80s properties is hit or miss at best, because they just don't get what made these properties work. What I've been hearing from the MOTU camp lately only reinforces that.

For Mortal Kombat, I really hope they can achieve that same fantasy meets reality formula that Detective Pikachu did. That's the only way I think it can work. Given the nature of the game, I also hope they can resist the urge to do the movie as some hyper violent, "R" rated torture-porn combo of Enter the Dragon, Game of Thrones and Hostel.

Isn't TMNT getting another reboot though?

mako - 2019-05-31 @ 11:45 am
4 hours ago, red_bird08 said:

Aggh I will watch them both. I think Mortal Kombat has a greater fan base worldwide than MOTU though.

I'm taking a "wait and see" attitude.

Transformers, G.I. Joe, TMNT, Thundercats; Hollyweird's track record with these revivals of 80s properties is hit or miss at best, because they just don't get what made these properties work. What I've been hearing from the MOTU camp lately only reinforces that.

For Mortal Kombat, I really hope they can achieve that same fantasy meets reality formula that Detective Pikachu did. That's the only way I think it can work. Given the nature of the game, I also hope they can resist the urge to do the movie as some hyper violent, "R" rated torture-porn combo of Enter the Dragon, Game of Thrones and Hostel.

red_bird08 - 2019-05-31 @ 7:30 am

Aggh I will watch them both. I think Mortal Kombat has a greater fan base worldwide than MOTU though.

Satam - 2019-05-21 @ 7:56 pm

Has there been any director or cast announcements for the MOTU movie?

mako - 2019-05-21 @ 7:50 pm

Hate to say it, but the smart money is on MK. Thanks to Detective Pikacu and Sonic, video game properties are getting a lot of attention from Hollywood.

I can't help thinking all Hollywood sees in MOTU is a played out franchise.

EvilHayato - 2019-05-21 @ 3:41 pm

Im pretty sure both of these properties have had "under production" movies for the past 2 decades. I remember there was a MOTU movie supposedly being produced by i think John Woo for a long time but never had anything to show for it, and a third MK movie has definitely been in talks and rumors since early 2000s. Heres hoping at least one of these properties actually deliver this time around.

mako - 2019-05-21 @ 10:23 am
5 hours ago, Papasmurf52 said:

Im sure mortal kombat would win but one will definitely change their release date

Well, in all fairness, Mortal Kombat has already had a successful movie and a dopey-but-cool sequel, so it has a proven track record. It also has the virtue of being "In Production" while another MOTU movie has been a pipe-dream for just over 30 years.

Wake me when He-Man actually starts rolling film, then we'lltalk "theaterbattle."

Papasmurf52 - 2019-05-21 @ 4:48 am

Im sure mortal kombat would win but one will definitely change their release date

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