HOLLYWOOD – Christopher Lambert returns to the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Christopher Lambert announced he was returning to the character of Lord Raiden for the new Mortal Kombat film. He spoke with SE about the upcoming American martial arts fantasy action film directed by Simon McQuoid.

I fucking love doing these films. I had such a great time on the first. Hopefully this time I’ll get a chance to do a bit more fighting. Fucking amazing stuff.

The film of the video game franchise of the same name created by Ed Boon and John Tobias will serve as a reboot to the Mortal Kombat film series. It also stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada.

Lambert – who insists on being called Connor McCloud – could not contain his excitement.

I could shit through the eye of a needle, I’m so happy. This is my year. I’m on the way back. The only thing I don’t like is the fact that they spell it with a K. That’s just bullshit. It should be Mortal Combat. With a C. What is it? This is some sort of outerspacey thing. They have all the other letters in the alphabet but not a C? Come on, guys. Mortal Combat! There can be only one. Argggh!

What’s the matter Connor?

It’s the Quickening!

Mortal Kombat is scheduled to be released on April 23, 2021, simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service.