My1sttoday: The Mortal Kombat movie release date has been delayed a week after Warner Bros. announced the video game adaptation will now be released on April 23 instead of its original April 16 release date.
HBO announced the date change in a press release, but did not explain why the date was pushed back a week. The video game adaptation is set to premiere on both HBO Max and in theaters, as per Warner Media’s strategy of releasing its entire 2021 movie slate in both formats.
Directed by Simon McQuoid, Mortal Kombat is a new film adaptation of NetherRealm’s popular fighting game series. The movie will include iconic characters like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang, and more as they compete in an otherworldly fighting tournament that will determine Earth’s fate.
In other word, Warner Media has released several films direct to HBO Max already including Wonder Woman 1984 and very soon Godzilla vs. Kong on March 31.