The upcoming “Mortal Kombat” film is getting a confidence boost thanks to Warner Bros. Instead of releasing on Mar. 5, 2021, the “Mortal Kombat” reboot will now be making its way to theaters on Jan. 15, 2021.

This new date for the new “Mortal Kombat” film pushes the release up two months. Warner Bros. gave the update on the release date for the “Mortal Kombat” reboot, according to Deadline. This is a good sign for fans, as the studio seems to be convinced that they are ready to show this to audiences sooner rather than later.

Production on the film started back in September. Some of the cast gave some teases on social media showcasing their training as they prep for their roles. Ludi Lin, who portrays Liu Kang, showed off his kicking skills while Mehcad Brooks gave us a look at his physique for his role as Jax. The cast also includes Jessica McNamee, Lewis Tan, Sisi Stringer, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Chin Han, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Simon McQuoid, who is making his feature film debut, will direct the upcoming film adaptation of the popular video games. James Wan will serve as a producer on the project with newcomer Greg Russo writing the script. Russo revealed that the film would feature the fatalities, a popular element in the fighting video games. With the sort of violence that the game has, many expect an R-rating as compared to the original films that only got a PG-13 rating.

The video game franchise launched in 1992 with the original “Mortal Kombat,” which was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. The series has had a long-running franchise of video games. The latest game, “Mortal Kombat 11,” came out earlier this year. Hollywood made at least two films based on the franchise back in the '90s but neither of them did well with fans.

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A new character is coming to "Mortal Kombat 11" and it appears he is sharing some of Raiden's powers. NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/Mortal Kombat 11