‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot Reportedly Eyeing Joel Edgerton For Kano

Mortal Kombat Joel Edgerton Kano RebootA brand new Mortal Kombat reboot is currently in the works at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures with Aquaman director James Wan set to produce the film based on the iconic video game franchise of the same name. Simon McQuoid is attached to the direct with a script by Greg Russo. With the project inching closer to production, it appears that the Mortal Kombat reboot is currently eyeing Joel Edgerton to play Kano.

According to That Hashtag Show, Joel Edgerton is the top choice to play Kano in the new Mortal Kombat film. The character description for Kano is as follows:

“The large, rugged Australian ex-special forces turned merc-for-hire wanted by Interpol for arms dealing and drug running. He’s killed a lot of people yet still has a goofy attitude.”

Joel Edgerton is a respected character actor whose roles in films such as Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty, Black Mass and It Comes at Night among others showcase his impressive range. He has also directed and starred in The Gift and Boy Erased. 

Joel Edgerton is one of the most commonly-included actors in fan casting lists. The diversity and range displayed in his impressive filmography as well as his geek credibility thanks to his role as young Uncle Owen Lars in the Star Wars prequel trilogy makes him a dynamic performer in the eyes of modern audiences. If Joel Edgerton were to sign on to play Kano, this would be a great opportunity for him to sink his teeth into an exciting role in a franchise like Mortal Kombat.

Would you like to see this acclaimed character actor take part in the Mortal Kombat reboot? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on this upcoming reboot as well as the future of the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Here is the synopsis for Mortal Kombat producer James Wan’s Aquaman: 

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, the film stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman is now available to own on Digital HD and will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on March 26.

Source: That Hashtag Show

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.