Tuesday is definitely going to be Toasty Tuesday for gamers and fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise seeing as how the long-awaited Mortal Kombat web series is set to debut. Officially dubbed Mortal Kombat: Legacy, the ten-part web series will feature some of our favorite MK characters like Jax, Scorpion, Princess Kitana and even Stryker as they battle one another and eventually may or may not come face to face with foes like Baraka and Shao Kahn.
To get people further excited about Mortal Kombat: Legacy Warner Brothers have released the first snippet of footage from the series. Taken from the first episode, we get a small taste of an action scene involving Jax (Michael Jai White) and Kano (Darren Shahlavi). Both characters are missing their iconic character traits (no metal arms for Jax and no red eye for Kano) but who knows, maybe we’ll see both character adorned with their iconic trademarks by the end of the series. While the context of the footage released wasn’t explained, it is nice to see what sort of style Director Kevin Tancharoen has established with MK: Legacy. Also it’s nice to see both Jax and Kano beat the hell out of one another leading up to a presumably explosive finale.
We may have gotten a glimpse of footage from Mortal Kombat: Legacy, but there have been certain elements about the series that have been closely guarded. Elements like Shao Kahn’s design, the look of Cyrax and Sektor and the general craziness of the action scenes have all been closely guarded. But today we have our first look at the frosty ninja that is Sub-Zero. Last month we got an extremely small but promising picture featuring Scorpion and now we have a full on pic featuring the icy badass that is Sub-Zero. It’s nice to see that the creative team behind the MK web series simply didn’t do a color swap for Sub-Zero’s design compared to Scorpion’s look as the two are radically different. With more leather based elements and some shoulder pads that are slightly reminiscent of his design in MK: Deception, I think Sub-Zero’s design really shows the promise the rest of the series holds.
It’s hard for some people to translate a video game series into a live-action project, but based on the footage that’s been released and the Sub-Zero pic it’s clear that the people behind Mortal Kombat: Legacy clearly know what they’re doing and it’s going to pay off for all the MK fans out there.
The first episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy will debut on April 12th via machinima.com.