Mortal Kombat (2021 film) Cast Members and Their Net Worth

Sequels and reboots are all the raves in Hollywood at the moment and another movie that will be getting its own reboot is the Mortal Kombat film series. An adaptation of a popular video game of the same name, Mortal Kombat was first released in 1995 and was a commercial and critical success as many hailed it for staying true to the source material. Such a positive response made the producers release a second film in 1997 titled Annihilation but it turned out to be a failure on all fronts.

That disastrous outing, as well as the bankruptcy of the game development company involved, meant that no serious effort was made to develop a third movie for decades. In the meantime, Mortal Kombat grew to be a cult classic, and many critics now re-evaluated their reviews to read classic, funny, and outstanding. Such change of heart means that the movie producers once more resurrected the idea of a third Mortal Kombat film and it is now set to debut in 2021. The new movie tries as much as possible to stay faithful to the original roots of the characters. As such, you have a diverse cast and we have rounded up the biggest names amongst them for you.

2021 Mortal Kombat Film Cast Members and Their Net Worth

1. Lewis Tan

  • Role: Cole Young
  • Net Worth: $2.5 million
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Tan plays the lead role of Cole Young, a washed-up mixed martial artist whose life turns around after he discovers that he comes from a historic lineage. He equally uncovers the fact that a group of deadly assassins are on his trail and so does everything possible to protect himself and his family. Prior to Mortal Kombat, the British actor and model made his name in TV series such as Into the Badlands and Iron Fist. His movie credits include Den of Thieves, Hangover 3 and Olympus Has Fallen.

2. Jessica McNamee

  • Role: Sonya Blade
  • Net Worth: $1.5 million
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Australian movie star, McNamee, will get the honor of portraying Sonya Blade, the only original female character in the Mortal Kombat game. Her character is described as a second-generation officer of the United States Special Forces who is tasked with defeating the villainous Kano. McNamee should have some good experience for this role given her previous work history. Between 2014 and 2015, the Aussie star portrayed the role of a Chicago patrol officer on the American comedy series, Sirens. Sirens covered the crude and humorous situations that often confront EMTs and law enforcement in the course of their work.

3. Josh Lawson

  • Role: Kano
  • Net Worth: $19 million
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Another Australian star who is a cast member of Mortal Kombat is Josh Lawson. The actor has had a busy career; hosting radio shows and appearing on stage. He has also extended his talents to behind the camera and has several directorial credits, including Long Story Short. In Mortal Kombat, Lawson plays the mercenary and crime cartel member, Kano. To effectively prepare for the role, he had to embark on 4 a.m. workouts with his trainer as well as a diet of oatmeal and lean chicken.

4. Tadanobu Asano

  • Role: Raiden
  • Net Worth: $10 million
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Asano may not be some global superstar but in Japan, he is upheld as the personification of cinema renaissance and has been hailed as that country’s Johnny Depp. The actor has appeared in major indie flicks in his homeland, including Bright Future, Gemini, and Maborosi. He has also rubbed shoulders with iconic personalities in Hollywood. He famously portrayed Thor’s ball and chain-wielding warrior buddy Hogun in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Asano also went head to head with Keanu Reeves in the movie 47 Ronin.

5. Mehcad Brooks

  • Role: Jax
  • Net Worth: $2 million
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Fans of the drama series, Necessary Roughness, will remember Mehcad Brooks from his days on the show as s professional football star who seeks therapeutic help. For Mortal Kombat, the Texas native will be switching things up as he will be playing the role of a United States Special Forces Officer named Jax. The physically-imposing Jax with his impressive bionic arms is one of the major officers in the Special Forces and therefore serves as an authority figure for several officers, including Sonya.

6. Ludi Lin

  • Role: Liu Kang
  • Net Worth: $700,000
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In the Mortal Kombat reboot, Lin plays the role of Liu Kang, a Shaolin monk who enters the Mortal Kombat Tournament to save Earthrealm (Earth). It must be noted though that this is not his first brush with reboots. The Chinese-Canadian actor and model was a cast member of the 2017 Power Rangers reboot. He is also set to star in CW’s upcoming reboot of its classic series, Kung Fu. In the series, Lin will play a dashing and charismatic playboy billionaire heir, Kerwin Tan, who bears some deep grievances against his dad.

7. Chin Han

  • Role: Shang Tsung
  • Net Worth: $49 million
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One would normally expect the richest cast member of Mortal Kombat to be some American or other western actor but it is not so. That particular honor goes to ace Singaporean actor, Ng Chin Han. Popularly known as Chin Han, the actor has had over two decades of experience across film, stage, and TV in his motherland. He has also appeared in a handful of Hollywood productions. For Mortal Kombat, Chin Han plays Tsung, an evil warlock and demonic shapeshifter who absorbs the living souls of those he defeats in order to maintain his youth and power.

8. Joe Taslim

  • Role: Bi-Han/Sub Zero
  • Net Worth: $1 million
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Indonesian actor Joe Taslim plays the undead wreath and the murderous ninja, Bi-Han/Sub Zero. His character has the innate ability to control ice in many forms. Taslim is one of the few Indonesian actors to have broken into mainstream Hollywood. He, therefore, takes his position quite seriously as he believes that he is representing his people, about 250 million of them. The actor also hopes to inspire the young generation to have the confidence to reach for their dreams.

9. Hiroyuki Sanada

  • Role: Hanzo Hasashi
  • Net Worth: $10 million
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Sanada is another Mortal Kombat cast member who will be portraying one of the seven original characters, namely Hanzo Hisashi (an undead ninja specter seeking revenge for his death at the hands of an evil sorcerer – Quan Chi). Prior to scoring this gig, the Japanese actor had garnered fame in his motherland by featuring in Japanese theatrical productions and movies. He is also well known in the United Kingdom, both on stage and on the screens. In Hollywood, Sanada has appeared in blockbusters such as Wolverine, 47 Ronin, and Avengers Endgame.

10. Laura Brent

  • Role: Alison Young
  • Net Worth: $1 million
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Laura Brent trained as an actress and a singer at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She then made her debut in the 2009 short film, Message from the CEO. Since then, she has appeared in TV series such as Legend of the Seeker, Chandon Pictures, and Rescue: Special Ops. The Aussie also had a major part in the 2010 fantasy-adventure film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, where her co-stars included the likes of Liam Neeson.

Other Cast Members of the Mortal Kombat Reboot and Their Roles

  1. Max Huang – Kung Lao
  2. Sisi Stringer – Mileena
  3. Daniel Nelson – Kabal
  4. Elissa Cadwell – Nitara
  5. Matilda Kimber – Emily Young
  6. Mel Janson – N/A
  7. Michael Coward – Bar straggler
  8. Mike Foenander – Audience fight scene


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