We’re less than two months away from the Mortal Kombat reboot hitting theaters and HBO Max, and the marketing campaign is finally beginning to kick into high gear. It wasn’t too long ago that the first official images made their way online, and yesterday brought the arrival of a motion poster showing Joe Taslim’s Sub-Zero in all of his glory.
Fans have a special place in their hearts for Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 adaptation of the enduringly popular video game series, but it wouldn’t be unfair to say that the project was hampered by some budgetary limitations, not least when it came to the costumes. However, first-time feature director Simon McQuoid and his team have gone all out in regards to suiting and booting the characters this time around, with Sub-Zero looking nothing short of resplendent in his video game-accurate attire.
Needless to say, almost as soon as the motion poster hit the internet, Mortal Kombat fans were quick to react to what’s shaping up to be an action-packed martial arts fantasy that sticks closely to the source material, as you can see below.
Joe Taslim is gonna kill it! ❄ pic.twitter.com/wLkmqk6qhA
— Gustavo? (@gusgusortiz_01) February 17, 2021
I’m not the biggest MK fan I’ve only really played the original arcade game and 11 but man Sub-Zero looks insane here what a fantastic costume
— Imsamüs (@Samus_OW) February 17, 2021
This freaking beautiful! @Todd_Garner
— ItsSousa?? (@ItsRicoSousa) February 17, 2021
Sub-Zero looking like The Night King if he were trained by the Lin Kuei. He looks pretty damn good.
— H2Z (@H2Z_316) February 17, 2021
HE LOOKS AMAZING!!! ???❄️
I need an HD poster!!!!
— ａｒｍａｎ (@drkskellington) February 17, 2021
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Man send me that poster ASAP
— Buy Returnal 4/30/21 PS5 ΔOX❑ (@King_of_Gotham) February 17, 2021
seeing this image, he deserves a solo film.
— Altair Yoshimitsu (@AltairY) February 17, 2021
I hope this movie has a skin pack.
— Is Ash Williams in Mortal Kombat yet? (@AshWilliams4MK) February 17, 2021
— Mortal Kombat Movie (@MKMovie) February 17, 2021
Not only does Joe Taslim definitely look the part, but he’s also got the action chops to back it up. As well as starring in modern genre classics The Raid and The Night Comes for Us, playing a supporting role in Fast & Furious 6 and appearing as a series regular on Cinemax’s Warrior, the 39 year-old spent twelve years as a member of his native Indonesia’s judo team and even won a silver medal at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games. As such, it would be safe to assume that Mortal Kombat‘s Sub-Zero is in good hands.