Johnny Cage’s Hollywood Comeback Suffers Another Blow

Remember that awesome Mortal Kombat short (above) made by director Kevin Tancharoen hopes of getting Warner Bros, interested in making an awesome MK movie? Well, Warner Bros. said no, but all hope is not lost — they did approve a 10-episode web series to be directed by Tancharoen in the same style. Bloody Disgusting says the series will include Michael Jai White as Jax, and include “Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena and of course Scorpion” — no word if Jeri Ryan will return as Sonya Blade, though. But if this series is popular enough — and I don’t know why it wouldn’t be, because even I thought it was awesome, although I give zero shits for Mortal Kombat — I can see Warner Bros. then approving it as a movie. Hell, they probably want to turn it into a movie now, but they can’t stand the thought of being seen as not having the idea themselves. So they order the web series, it becomes a hit, and then they get to pretend they were somehow responsible. Whee!