|Mortal Kombat: Legacy|
|Directed by||Kevin Tancharoen|
|Produced by|| Tim Carter|
|Written by|| Ed Boon|
|Starring|| Michael Jai White|
Ian Anthony Dale
Shane Warren Jones
|Distributed by||Warner Premiere|
|Release date(s)||April 12,2011|
|Running time||10 minutes|
|Preceded by||Mortal Kombat: Rebirth|
With the "concept trailer," Mortal Kombat: Rebirth director Kevin Tancharoen, who, without the studio's participation in the making of the short, showed Warner Bros. (who holds the rights to Mortal Kombat) what he would do, if given the chance to make a new Mortal Kombat feature film.
Warner Bros. took notice of Tancharoen's work and the positive attention it got, though a movie is not the result. Instead, Bloody Disgusting reports that Tancharoen will be directing an official, Warner Bros. produced, 9-episode Mortal Kombat webseries titled Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Tancharoen, Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing will write the webseries, while Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan, and Matt Mullins will reprise their roles from the short as Jax, Sonya Blade, and Johnny Cage respectively.
Bloody Disgusting writes, "The only plot details we could conjure up is that a few Earthlings will fight to save the planet from Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung, two Gods ruling over parallel universes, or something to that effect."
Mortal Kombat Legacy was released on Blu-Ray shelves and online retailers on November 8th 2011 for a suggested retail price of $19.98.
About the series
The series features one or two-part episodes focusing on one character or a group of characters each. The episodes detail the origin stories of many popular MK characters, the events more or less following the established canon, with dramatic changes to some details.
Contrary to the ultra-real, gritty, crime-story tone seen in MK: Rebirth, Legacy is more Tancharoen's take on the established storyline, including much of the east-Asian inspired mysticism and fantasy elements present in the games (except episode 6, where Tancharoen recreated his own vision from Rebirth). The characters also follow the aspects and storylines of their videogame counterparts much more closely than the interpretations seen in Rebirth. 
In an interview with Movieweb, Tancharoen revealed several elements in the future of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. On the creative agenda, he has spoken to Warner Bros. about a second season, stating he is always working on stories and would prefer to work with the same cast and crew. Season two would concern the tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, as was portrayed in the original video game, but with a different story and outcome to that seen in the game and the first film. Also concerning a second season, he spoke about the prospect of introducing Goro and the method for which he could be portrayed believably, and better than in the film.
The introduction of Kabal was also raised. He also has hopes for a movie, confirming he has a "very detailed treatment, that plots out the entire storyline". Regarding a movie, he told IGN that it would not focus on trying to include as many franchise characters as possible the way the second film did. Warner Premiere’s general manager Eva Semple David mooted television as a possible medium on which the series could continue.
Season 2 has been announced by IGN, with director Kevin Tancharoen stating personally in a video to fans that all of the scripts are done. The director also confirmed more fight scenes and improved special effects in the upcoming season to focus on the actual Mortal Kombat tournament of the original game, in response to the fans who were let down by the setup of the first season. Characters confirmed for this season are as follows: Kano, Liu Kang, Raiden, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Jax, Baraka, Stryker, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, Ermac and Kenshi. Kevin also stated on twitter that the feature film is still in development and that season 2 would not affect it.
- Michael Jai White as Jax Briggs
- Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade
- Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion
- Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage
- Darren Shahlavi as Kano
- Ryan Robbins as Raiden
- Tahmoh Penikett as Kurtis Stryker
- Shane Warren Jones as Cyrax/Hydro
- Beatrice Ilg as Sindel
- Aleks Paunovic as Shao Kahn
- Peter Shinkoda as Sektor
- Tracy Spiridakos as Blue
- Fraser Aitcheson as Baraka
- Kevan Ohtsji as Sub-Zero
- Johnson Phan as Shang Tsung
- Michael Rogers as Quan Chi
- Kirby Morrow as King Jerrod
- Sam Tjhia as Kitana
- Jolene Tran as Mileena
- Liu Kang
- Kung Lao
- Ermac 
- Kenshi 
- Victor Lucas as himself, host of The Electric Playground.
- Ed Boon as Ed Goodman, TV producer.
- Tracy Spiridakos as Blue, a manic-depressive mental patient who befriends Raiden.
- Peter Hall as Dr. Gadsen, a psychiatrist who attempts to treat Raiden.
- Maurissa Tancharoen as Kana, the wife of Scorpion.
- Colin Foo as Lin Kuei Grand Master, current head of the Chinese Lin Kuei clan.
- Serge Houde as The Doctor, the head of the Lin Kuei's Cyber Initiative, and the surgeon who replaces Kano's missing eye with a robotic part.
Mortal Kombat Legacy Episode List
- Kabal (Season 2)
- Bo' Rai Cho (Season 2)
- Kuai Liang(Younger Sub-Zero) (Season 2)
- Smoke (Season 2)
- Goro (Season 2)
- Nightwolf (Season 2)
- Reptile (Season 2)
- Noob Saibot (Season 3)
- Jade (Season 3)
- Rain (Season 3)
- Skarlet (Season 3)
- Sheeva (Season 4)
- Kintaro (Season 4)
- Cyber Sub-Zero (Season 4)
- Motaro (Season 4)
- Shinnok (Season 4)
- Episode 3: Johnny Cage - Ed Boon makes a cameo appereance as Ed Goodman.
- Episode 9: Cyrax and Sektor - In the first trailer, Cyrax and Sektor were shown without CGI graphic effects, but later, on July 24, 2011, the scene appeared with computer graphics.
- Kano also makes an appearance without his cybernetic eye implant, suggesting this episode precedes episode one.
- The cyborgs Hydro, Cyrax, and Sektor all share Cyrax's primary design from Mortal Kombat (2011).
- Roughly all of the text on the computer monitor detailing the helmet design is taken in verbatim from this document.
- ↑ ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy koming to Blu-Ray on November 8th!’. Mortal Kombat Online (2011-08-10). Retrieved on 2011-09-01.
- ↑ ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ DVD & TV Plans; New Image of Baraka. Screenrant (2011-04-16). Retrieved on 2011-05-16.
- ↑ Comic-Con: Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 is Coming
- ↑ Tanch, K. (July 15, 2012) http://twitter.com/KTANCH/status/224207780230336512 "Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 does not affect the movie."] Twitter.com
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