Lewis Tan Could be Playing Kung Lao in the Upcoming New Mortal Kombat Film

The actor may have just given us a big hint of who he’s playing in the new movie, which is being produced by James Wan.

By Jay Gervais

You may recall our article from last week about the latest casting additions to the upcoming James Wan-produced Mortal Kombat film, with one of those being actor Lewis Tan (Wu Assassins, Deadpool 2), who is set to play a lead character in the new adaptation. The actor took to his Twitter to share a photo that may feel quite familiar to observant fans of the series, which looks to be a pose that series character Kung Lao would do. Check it out below and see a comparison photo of Kung Lao as he appears in the latest Mortal Kombat 11 video game.


We’ll let you speculate whether Tan is indeed playing Kung Lao or not. Either way, joining him in the fight is Jessica McNamee (The Meg) as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson (House of Lies) as Kano, Chin Han (The Dark Knight, Marco Polo) as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Ringu) as Scorpion, Ludi Lin (Black Mirror, 2017’s Power Rangers) as Liu Kang, Tadanobu Asano (Ichi the Killer, Zatoichi) as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks (Supergirl, True Blood) as Jax, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, and Joe Taslim (Star Trek Beyond, Fast & Furious 6) as Sub-Zero.

Simon McQuoid is directing a screenplay written by Greg Russo (Highwaymen) and leading the creative effort alongside James Wan (Saw). Joining them as executive producers are Larry Kasanoff (Mortal Kombat, True Lies), E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Michael Clear (The Nun, Lights Out), and Sean Robins (Playing with Fire, Tag). Also producing is Todd Garner.

Production on the new Mortal Kombat film is set to kick off in South Australia later this year with pre-production now underway. The film is scheduled to be released on March 5th, 2021. Further details are not yet available at this time, but you can be sure we’ll provide you with all the latest news and updates right here on Dead Entertainment.

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Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.