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My Mortal Kombat Kasting

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I've thought about who I'd like to see as each MK kombatant in a series of movies, and here is what I've come up with. Comment your thoughts.

  • Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi [Pre-MK1]/Scorpion [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm266246400/nm0760796

Scorpion's character has been loosely based on a samurai background in a lot of variations outside of he actual games. It seems fitting that "The Last Samurai", and no I don't mean Tom Cruise, would play Scorpion.

  • Mark Dacascos as Kuai Liang/Tundra [MK1]/Sub-Zero [MK2-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm527862528/nm0001092

In my opinion, Mark has that look about him. It just seems to me he would look great donning that mask and a scar running thru his eye.

  • Johnny Nguyen as Reptile [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm176265728/nm1248798

Again, I believe he has the eyes that would look great above the facemask of Reptile. And, of course, as the series went on, they could make him look more and more reptilian-like.

  • Chris Casamassa as Rain [MK3-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3065363456/nm0142876

As many of you may already know, Chris played Scorpion in the original movie, as well as MK Conquest. He just seems more of fit for Rain to me.

  • Jason Statham as Ermac [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm667267072/nm0005458

I know I'll probably catch a lot of crap for this one, but I just love the idea of a floating Jason Statham. The frankenstein mask they had him wear in Death Race was just epic looking, and I think they could make Ermac look even more menacing and mysterious.

  • Ernie Reyes Jr. as Chameleon [MK3-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2442308864/nm0721205

Yes, the surf ninja himself. Obviously, Chameleon is a hard character to cast, but I see this working.

  • Rick Yune as Bi-Han/Sub-Zero [Pre-MK1-MK1]/Noob Saibot [MK2-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3144658432/nm0950935

I think Rick would do this role well. Bi-Han is a cruel, no nonsense type of character, and I see this working out well. And he just seems to have the right face for the job.

  • Jason David Frank as Tomas Vrbada/Human Smoke [MK2]/Cyber Smoke [MK3-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2821819904/nm0290969

Oh Tommy, the green/white power ranger... Have you seen him recently, though? Dude is jacked. I'm not sure what I like about this match, but it seems right to me.

  • Joey Ansah as Human Cyrax [MK1-MK2]/Cyber Cyrax [MK3-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1352963840/nm1438275

Yes, this guy did play Akuma in SF Legacy. Joey kinda has that ninja feel to him, and well, he's the right color, so... Perfect match!

  • Roger Huerta as Human Sektor [MK1-MK2]/Cyber Sektor [MK3-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm677480704/nm2292085

Mr. Huerta played Miguel Rojo in the Tekken movie, and he's not exactly asian, yet he still reminds me of Sektor.

  • Channing Tatum as Kurtis Stryker [MK3-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1853403136/nm1475594

Channing has Stryker written all over him. I loved the way they evolved the character in the newest game, and Channing can definitely pull off the smartass/badass thing.

  • Lorenzo Lamas as Kabal [MK3-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2936838656/nm0001444

Lorenzo looks almost identical to Kabal in the new game before Kintaro roasts him. It's a great fit in my opinion.

  • Jet Li as Dairou [MKD-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm582981888/nm0001472

I think the way Jet looked in Fearless would be perfect for him as Dairou. It's just spot on.

  • Darren Shahlavi as Jarek [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2619646464/nm0004540

Now, Darren did play Kano in MK Legacy, but I see him more as Jarek. He fits the build of him better, I believe.

  • Wesley Snipes as Darrius [MKD-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1307687424/nm0000648

I mean, let us be honest here. It was either him, or Lawrence Fishburne, and the Fish-man has let himself go.

  • Daniel Bernhardt as Reiko [MK4-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4123957760/nm0076780

Danny boy played Siro in MK Conquest, so this would be a step up in my opinion. Slap some make-up on this guy's face, and wham! Reiko ftw.

  • Ho-Sung Pak as Fujin [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3215104512/nm0657064

With some white eyes and hair, I think him and Fujin would be twins. And let us not forget he played Liu Kang and Shang Tsung in the first two MK games.

  • Steven Seagal as Bo' Rai Cho [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1663277824/nm0000219

Seriously, tell me you can't see it. Put a little fat suit on him and pray to the Elder Gods that he can grow a beard.

  • Bryan Genesse as Mavado [MKDA-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm634694912/nm0312768

This is another perfect fit for me looks wise. Throw this man a cape and he's good to go.

  • John Koyama as Hotaru [MKD-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3116077312/nm0468697

I can see this one panning out well for the character. And I'd love to see more of Hotaru's alternate costume. Quite possibly my favorite costume of any character in all the games. I think it is awesome.

  • Lauro Chartrand as Nightwolf [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3539380736/nm0153610

This one was a tough one for me to figure out. I decided on Lauro, because I think he's not far from the look Nightwolf has.

  • Matt Mullins as Mokap [MKDA-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3696210432/nm1280538

Yes, it would be the JC from Legacy Season 1 making his return as Cage's sidekick of sorts.

  • Scott Adkins as Johnny Cage [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2515568384/nm0012078

I haven't pinpointed quite why, but I just wasn't satisfied with Mullins as Cage. Figured I'd switch it up a bit.

  • Gary Daniels as Kano [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1145012480/nm0199939

Now this is more of the look I'd like to see for Kano. Gary played Bryan Fury in the Tekken movie, and this guy is a beast. I think he looks quite similar to Kano as well.

  • Michael Jai White as Jax Briggs [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1727697408/nm0925220

When I saw Mike in the first episode of MK Legacy, I thought to myself, I literally cannot fathom a better person to play Jax than this man. He's perfect for the role.

  • Lateef Crowder as Kai [MK4-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2572716544/nm1956628

Now, Crowder may be a little bigger than what I'd want for Kai, but he did play Eddy Gordo in the Tekken movie to perfection, and they have somewhat similar styles. I think it'd work.

  • Osric Chau as Young Shujinko [Pre-MK1-MKDA]/Robin Shou as Old Shujinko [MKD-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm455324416/nm1859543

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2767948544/nm0795225

Firstly, this is difficult to cast, becuz Shujinko ages almost 60 years over the course of the series. So, Osric is a new up and comer that I think would fill in well. I'd like to see just bits and pieces here and there of young Shujinko doing Damashi's grunt work and then see Mr. Liu f***ing Kang explode back on the scene as old Shujinko.

  • Phillip Rhee as Kenshi [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2151516928/nm0722221

I was torn on this one, but I still feel confident about Phillip in this role.

  • Oleg Taktarov as Hsu Hao [MKDA-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4054946304/nm0847727

I couldn't really find any Mongolian actor/martial artist to fit this mold. I hope this would do...

  • Cam Gigandet as Kobra [MKD-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1910028288/nm1544217

I loved Cam in Pandorum, and I think he'd play Kobra well. I mean Ken. I mean... Kobra.

  • Dana Hee as Khameleon [MK3-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4173175296/nm0373421

I saw this picture, and it just seemed to click for me.

  • Ray Park as Taven [MKA]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1095470592/nm0661917

Darth Maul as the good guy. I can dig it.

  • Jon Foo as Human Liu Kang [MK1-MKDA]/Zombie Liu Kang [MKD-MKA]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2785782272/nm1463426

As much as I wanted Robin back in this role, he's just too old for it now. I wanted Liu to be really young and ripe, and Jon definitely fits that. He played Jin Kazama fairly well in the Tekken movie, too.

  • Tony Jaa as The Great Kung Lao [Pre-MK1]/Kung Lao [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2483591168/nm1388074

Tony may be slightly big for Kung Lao, but his face matches up perfectly to me. I really like this fit.

  • Wenzhuo Zhao as Old Shang Tsung [Pre-MK1-MK1]/Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Young Shang Tsung [MK2-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1861859328/nm0158414

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1111800576/nm0846480

Yes, before you say it, I do realize Cary is older than Zhao. But Zhao pulls off the beard so much better, and this way we'd get to see Shang as Cary for a lot longer period of time.

  • Andy On as Quan Chi [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1777973248/nm0648499

What they did with Andy in True Legend was phenomenal, and I love that look for a possible Quan Chi.

  • Thomas Ian Griffith as Shinnok [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm717986048/nm0001299

TIG kind of has that Shinnok look about him to begin with, so I don't think this is too far off, really.

  • Matthias Hues as Normal Raiden [Pre-MK1-MKD]/Dark Raiden [MKA]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3284640512/nm0400117

I see this being a great fit, but only if the script sticks to game Raiden and not cocky smartass Raiden.

  • Randy Couture as Daegon [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3921260544/nm1330276

I don't see how this could go wrong. Daegon has the ugliest mug in gaming, Randy has the ugliest mug in real life.

  • Victoria Pratt as Skarlet [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2306638848/nm0695560

I wanted to pick some really sexy women for the female roles, but they all have to know some sort of martial arts as well. Die Vicki's hair and you've got yourself a firecracker.

  • Katheryn Winnick as Sonya Blade [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3427312384/nm0935395

I know Sonya's always had a serious case of man-face in the games, but she's meant to be that prototypical blonde bombshell. So... There you are.

  • Tanit Phoenix as Kitana [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm552776704/nm1801063

This babe has got the stuff. I see her filling out Kitana's blue corset nicely.

  • Gina Carano as Mileena [MK2-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1029287936/nm2442289

I thought about having the same actress for Kitana and Mileena, but decided against it. In personality, they're nothing alike.

  • Lucy Liu as Jade [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2052102400/nm0005154

I know a lot of people will probably disagree with me here and say Jade is more dark complected and kind of Amazonian. But I wanted to change that up a bit.

  • Francoise Yip as Ashrah [MKD-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1751489792/nm0948123

This picture just had Ashrah all over it. I imagine her being very beautiful when she ascends from Hell.

  • Zara Phythian as Li Mei [MKDA-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm960529920/nm2333360

This girl is gorgeous and I like the way she wields that sword, man.

  • Rebekah Chaney as Tanya [MK4-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm887993600/nm0151612

She has the bangs and the big lips to go along with it all. Seemed perfect to me.

  • Kristanna Loken as Frost [MKDA-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2888079360/nm0518085

Kris played Taja the thief in MK Conquest, and now she'll get to fight for the Lin Kuei instead of against it.

  • Karen Sheperd as Sindel [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm552505856/nm0791642

This wasn't an easy one for me, but I don' think it's too bad a fit for the queen.

  • Lucia Rijker as Nitara [MKDA-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm999591936/nm0726900

Give her some fangs and wings and I think you'll see things my way.

  • Michelle Lintel as Kira [MKD-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3877480704/nm0513195

Finally a Black Dragon member I wanna look at.

  • Maggie Q as Sareena [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1738179584/nm0702572

Maggie was to die for in Nikita, and I'd look forward to seeing her make Sareena a knock out.

  • Mimi Lesseos as Sheeva [MK2-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3584933632/nm0504319

This is the beginning of quite a few characters who will also need some sort of animatronics to go along with their costumes.

  • Hakim Alston as Baraka [MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3911495936/nm0022583

Hakim played a fighting monk in the first movie, and yes, I know he's black. But when you're already gonna have 5-foot blades protruding from your forearms, your skin tone will be the least of your victims concerns.

  • Xavier Declie as Centaur Motaro [MK3-MKD]/Minotaur Motaro [MKA]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2261096960/nm0208058

This one will obviously use a lot of things un-human. So casting for Motaro was quite difficult.

  • Dennis Keiffer as Havik [MKD-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm35369216/nm0445022

They can make this guy look really, really scary.

  • Heath Herring as Drahmin [MKDA-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4127098880/nm2542765

I think I'd like to see a short little backstory of Drahmin before he was an oni.

  • James Lew as Moloch [MKDA-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2742271232/nm0506699

This one was so tough. Though it doesn't much matter. Moloch is a huge monstrousity, so there won't be much of James' actual body being used.

  • Cyril Raffaelli as Meat [MK4-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm274573824/nm0706220

I'd wanna see more of a backstory on Meat and what exactly happened with him.

  • Dolph Lundgren as Shao Kahn [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1889567488/nm0000185

Shao is a hard choice to make, but I believe Dolph can be pretty intimidating if need be.

  • Bob Sapp as Goro [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1951902208/nm1452211

This dude's already huge, but we're gonna throw two extra arms on him just for good measure.

  • Arnold Chon as Kintaro [MK2-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2636285440/nm1002633

There's just something about Arn's face that reminds me of a feline...

  • Rey-Phillip Santos as Onaga [Pre-MK1-on]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm603693056/nm0764249

What they were able to do with Rey in Stargate was magnificent.

  • Bruce Locke as Humanoid Blaze [Pre-MK1-MKD]/Boss Blaze [MKA]*

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2351336960/nm0516726

You could find anyone to be the human torch. That's too easy.

Alright, well, there it is. And as always, comments are always welcomed.

DLKnightstick (talk) 10:44, March 21, 2013 (UTC)

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