The new Sub-Zero discusses his favourite fight in the new Mortal Kombat movie 1 year ago

The new Sub-Zero discusses his favourite fight in the new Mortal Kombat movie

The movie will be available to watch at home in Ireland this week.

Nearly 30 years since the first game arrived, and a little over 25 years since the first movie was released, we're getting a new big budget adaptation of Mortal Kombat.


The game series recently got a massive gameplay glow-up which quickly made it one of the must-own fighters around, and the new movie takes some notes from that update, giving the fans exactly what they wanted: lots and lots and lots of violence!

The plot is pretty much the exact same - evil invaders from another dimension want to challenge Earth's best fighters, with the stake of the entire planet on the line - but we all know we're here for the brilliant fight scenes, and the latest interpretations of some of our favourite video game characters of all time.

One of those is the iconic Sub-Zero, this time played by Joe Taslim (The Raid, Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond), and we had the opportunity to chat to him ahead of the movie's release.

You can check out our full interview with Joe Taslim right here:


One of the major talking points was the intricate fight scenes, and despite being set in a universe that features folk returning from hell and fighters who can conjure balls of ice, Taslim still wanted to inject a certain amount of realism.

When we asked him what his favourite fight scene in the entire movie was, he told us the following:

"I think the final fight. The final fight, the way I played the fight, is very chronological, in terms of physical. I used to be an athlete, I fought a lot. I fought for like 12 years, and I understand that in a fight in action movies, most people forget that they're losing breath. People forget they get tired.


"There is always the hero at the end of the fight walking away like nothing happened. Like he's walking in slo-mo, like he didn't survive ten minutes of a crazy fight! I was an athlete, so I know. I needed to give the audience more, especially in this movie, I needed to... especially when people see that he is getting tired, and tired, and tired.

"And then you will engage, because as a human being, you know that when you walk the stairs for ten minutes you [need to] catch your breath, and this guy is fighting two super opponents, so of course he's gonna get tired. A lot of action movies forget, but for this moment, in this movie, in the final fight, I hope I can deliver so that people can go back to logic and relevant ways to see the fight, not just the coolness."

Mortal Kombat will available to watch at home from Thursday, 6 May on most major PVOD platforms (Google Play, Apple TV, Rakuten TV, etc.)


Clip via WB UK & Ireland