This will probably come as no surprise to anyone, but the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot has been indefinitely delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a post on Twitter, producer Todd Garner confirmed the news and stated, “We won’t have a release date for the movie until theaters re-open.” That could end up being late next year.
Well, I thought by the casts’ social media you would’ve figured out we’re shooting a few more days. We’d always planned for it & thought we’d do it in March. The pandemic had other plans. We won’t have a release date for the movie until theaters re-open. Same for trailer.
— Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) November 10, 2020
I said before that this news isn’t surprising, but it actually could be for a few fans. Despite how every film under the sun had been delayed into mid or late 2021, Mortal Kombat was actually moved up to January 15, 2021, back in December 2019. That was clearly before anyone knew what was going on with COVID-19, but Warner Bros. never commented on that date change in the interim. For all intents and purposes, the film was slated for January until just now.
It’s certainly sad news, but a move that is ultimately for everyone’s safety. As much as people will bitch and moan on social media about delays, the health and safety of the cast and crew should come first. If they can’t reasonably film this movie without putting others at risk, then so be it. We can all be patient and play Mortal Kombat 11 to tide us over.