Mortal Kombat is coming to theaters and HBO Max this spring as part of Warner Bros. Pictures’ groundbreaking new release strategy for all their 2021 feature films. Though we’ve seen some photos and brief snippets of footage courtesy of the studio’s tease for this year’s releases, fans are still waiting for the first trailer. Thankfully, they won’t be waiting much longer since the first Mortal Kombat trailer will finally arrive tomorrow. But before that, a batch of Mortal Kombat motion posters introduces the roster of fighters who will be facing each other in the big screen video game adaptation. Read More »
Peter, the best character from the Deadpool 2 trailer, took to his verified Twitter account today to introduce us to the members of the X-Force. The introduction also confirms which character Bill Skarsgård is playing in the film.
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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: why Marvel’s Iron Fist really blew it by not casting Lewis Tan in the lead role.)
Could Iron Fist have been received better if it had cast an Asian-American as Danny Rand?
Until now, that was a pipe dream for many critics of the latest Marvel Netflix show, who lambasted the series for perpetuating the myth of the white savior by choosing to stay loyal to the comic-book depiction of Rand: as a white, blonde outsider who can punch things with his magic fist. But it was recently revealed that half-Chinese actor Lewis Tan, who played one-off villain Zhou Cheng in episode eight of Iron Fist, was on hold for the part until they ultimately cast Game of Thrones alum Finn Jones.
Let me take a deep breath. I have a lot to say about this.
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