Actor Lewis Tan (Deadpool 2) has posted images on his Instagram account that all but confirm that he and co-star Ludi Lin (Aquaman, Power Rangers) are heading back to Australia for some reshoots for New Line Cinema’s Mortal Kombat reboot as the duo are sharing a long flight together. Tan wearing a stylish Scorpion mask.
Principal photography originally took place at Adelaide Studios in South Australia.
Austraila, like New Zealand, has been one of the more safer places for film production as Marvel’s Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings wrapped-up recently after filming in Sydney. Thor: Love & Thunder is now expected to take over the Shang-Chi stages at Fox Studios Australia as production is said to begin in early 2021.
Mortal Kombat’s cast consists of Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Lewis Tan possibly playing new character Cole Turner, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, and Sisi Stringer as Melina.
The film had been scheduled for release on January 15th, 2021 but it’s looking like it’ll be getting a delay given that Warner Bros. hasn’t even released a trailer for the action pic and we don’t know how long these reshoots could last. It does seem like New Line would be cutting it really close to have the film ready on time and it remains to be seen if WarnerMedia will even stick to a theatrical release.
SOURCE: LEWIS TAN & LUDI LIN