Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have announced the roster of fighters that will be featured in the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot. The film will be produced by James Wan, but the Aquaman and Furious 7 director will not step behind the camera, as Simon McQuoid will make his directorial debut. 

Back in July, Joe Taslim became the first actor to join the Mortal Kombat cast as Sub-Zero; he's had minor roles in Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond. Last month, reports surfaced that Ludi Lin, who was familiar with Wan after playing Captain Murk in Aquaman, was in talks to play Liu Kang. 

Jessica McNamee from The Meg will play Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson has been tapped to play Kano; Tadanobu Asano of Thor: Ragnarok fame will take on the role of Raiden; Mehcad Brooks has signed on as Jackson "Jax" Bridges. Other notable roles include Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion.

Mortal Kombat co-writer Greg Russo shared a photo of a clapperboard with the hashtag #ITHASBEGUN on Sunday, indicating that shooting was now underway. 

As production drew near, Brooks shared a message to MK fans who had their doubts about the reboot. "I invite you to clear your head of any attachment you may already have for your favorite character in the game and see what a dedicated group of passionate humans (who are MK fans too) can add to your favorite characters and game," part of his lengthy caption read.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We have all been playing #MortalKombat for 26 years. I get how attached we may get to amazingly constructed characters that express our own personalities because of how we operate them. Our favorite moves, all of the fatalities, etc. I get it. . . . I invite you to clear your head of any attachment you may already have for your favorite character in the game and see what a dedicated group of passionate humans (who are MK fans too) can add to your favorite characters and game. I gained 20lbs in two months, the gym went from 2 days to 6 days a week, the fight training is around the clock, including alone at home. 7am Fight choreography that would have a SoulCycle instructor sweating their ass off. I used #Burningman as a place of discovery for #JaxBriggs His first breaths into my consciousness were in a midday dust storm. I took off my scarf and I breathed deeply...like he would. Blessed to breathe, fuck the dust. I cleared some unresolved trauma in my life to make room for his. And I’m only a piece of the puzzle. We are all working that hard and that passionately to facilitate the same dream to you the dedicated ones. Your dedication feeds ours, so please keep the positive comments coming to all of us. . . . Seeing how dedicated we all are and from what I have already seen and read, I can guarantee you, you’ve never seen anything like this. . . . Love to the amazing cast and crew and our Zen captain of this ship @simonmcquoid I cannot wait to BE submerged in this with you all until we FINISH HXM. #justakidfromaustin

A post shared by Mehcad (@mehcadbrooks) on Sep 15, 2019 at 7:05am PDT

This Mortal Kombat reboot is slated to hit theaters on March 5, 2021.