Mortal Kombat movie koming to theaters and HBO Max April 16


A handful of people on a leaky boat...

It's been a bit of a bumpy road for Warner Bros.' new cinematic adaptation of NetherRealm Studios uber-violent fighter Mortal Kombat. But, following minor shooting and schedule delays, it seems that Scorpion and his pals are good to go, with the new movie premiering on April 16, 2021.

Mortal Kombat, which wrapped shooting back in early 2020, was tentatively scheduled for release in April 2021, before being pulled forward to January 2021 so as not to clash with certain other Warner Bros. projects. However, given that the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered many productions unfinished and thrown release schedules into disarray, it seems that Mortal Kombat has officially returned to its original release date.

The new film will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max. As a reminder, all of Warner Bros. major releases for 2021 - including Denis Villeneuve's Dune, DC Comics' Wonder Woman '84 and The Suicide Squad, and The Matrix 4 - are all set to arrive in theaters and on the paid streaming service simultaneously, offering an at-home experience for those still unsure about visiting the theater in these unprecedented times.

Hopefully, we'll be seeing a trailer for Mortal Kombat very soon. Given the talented cast of stuntmen and martial arts experts, it seems that solid fight sequences are a given. As for everything else? That remains a bit of a dice-roll.

You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Mortal Kombat 11   (287)   From our database:

  • The real Sonya Blade wants a new game, might pass on a movie - Jonathan Holmes
  • Mortal Kombat saw a $22.5 million opening at the U.S. box office - Chris Moyse
  • Sexy, sexy Hades sweeps up at the DICE Awards 2021 - Chris Moyse
  • Mortal Kombat movie pushed back a week, will premiere on April 23 - Chris Moyse
  • Mortal Kombat movie trailer is here in all of its gory glory - Chris Moyse
  • Mortal Kombat movie trailer coming February 18, Mileena teased in new poster - Chris Moyse
  • HBO Max 'premieres' trailer features first glimpses of Mortal Kombat movie - Chris Moyse
  • Mortal Kombat movie finally reveals first images and plot details - Chris Moyse
  • Check out this wacky first-person mod for Mortal Kombat 11 - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #adaptation #Hollywood #Mortal Kombat #Movies #NetherRealm #Release Date #Warner Bros



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!