Filming for the movie adaptation of Mortal Kombat, a media franchise centered on a series of video games, has begun.

Greg Russo, a screenwriter for the martial action film, disclosed this in a tweet made via his handle last week, long after he had stated that the script for the movie had been completed.

According to Russo, the movie, to be produced by James Wan, a Malaysian-born Australian film director, would feature additional roles that are yet to be announced but without getting overstuffed with irrelevant characters.

“No. More characters. Gotta wait and see though. As I said from the beginning, I won’t overstuff this movie with characters. I’d rather hold on a character than do them a disservice by jamming them in. That being said, there are more characters in this film that have yet to be announced,” he wrote.

“It’s without a doubt the hardest part of writing this. I want to put everyone in, but I have to stick to my guns and do what’s best for the story. Remember, we don’t have the MCU luxury. We have to start in AVENGERS mode right off the bat. Not so easy when you think about it.”

The Simon McQuoid-directed martial arts movie casts Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Chin Han as Shang Tsun, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawsonas Kano, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, and Mehcad Brooks as Jax.

Others are Tadanobu Asano as Raiden and Sisi Stringer as Mileena while Lewis Tan would be playing the role of an unknown lead character.

The movie is expected to hit cinemas on March 5, 2021.

First released in 1992, ‘Mortal Kombat’ has sold over 49 million copies, spanning over a dozen canon games and expansions. ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ was released in April and is currently the best-selling title of 2019.

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