Last October during NYCC, it was announced that a fourth Mortal Kombat Legends from Warner Bros. Animation was in the works spotlighting fan-favorite character Johnny Cage voiced by Joel McHale. After revealing the voice cast for the film last month, during the Mortal Kombat panel at SDCC last weekend, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment unveiled the first Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match trailer. 

Official synopsis below:

In 1980s Hollywood, action star Johnny Cage is looking to become an A-list actor. But when his costar, Jennifer, goes missing from set, Johnny finds himself thrust into a world filled with shadows, danger and deceit. As he embarks on a bloody journey, Johnny quickly discovers the City of Angels has more than a few devils in its midst. He faces off against a sinister secret society plotting a nefarious scheme, but the brutal fight against the bloodthirsty warriors of the Netherrealm is just beginning. Can Johnny, alongside other Mortal Kombat legends, save humanity…and, more importantly, his career?

Cage Match trailerIn addition to McHale as the titular hero, the voice cast includes Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing, Red Oaks) as Herself, Dusan Brown (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) as Chuck Goldenm, Grey DeLisle (Teen Titans Go!) as Kia, Robin Atkin Downes (Luck, DC Showcase: Constantine – The House of Mystery) as Shinnok, Zehra Fazal (Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe) as Jataaka, Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin, Royal Crackers) as David Doubldy, Kelly Hu (Arrow, X2: X-Men United) as Ashrah, Matt Yang King (Elemental) as Concierge, Phil LaMarr (Futurama) as Brian Van Jones, Matthew Mercer (Resident Evil: Death Island) as Director/Bully, Dave B. Mitchell (Call of Duty franchise) as Raiden, Armen Taylor (Justice Society: World War II) as Master Boyd.

Based on the video game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, the full-length animated film’s crew includes director Ethan Spaulding and supervising producer Rick Morales. Jeremy Adams, who wrote the previous three films, is back as the screenwriter.

Executive producers are Sam Register and NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon.

If you couldn’t tell from the Cage Match trailer, the film wears its love of ’80s action movies on his sleeve. Unsurprisingly, screenwriter Jeremy Adams cited Shane Black movies as a major inspiration.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match will be available to purchase on October 17, 2023.

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