The new Mortal Kombat movie called Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is going to be animated unlike the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, but that doesn’t mean the signature violence of the franchise is going to be softened. Ed Boon, the sports director for Mortal Kombat 11 and co-creator of the series, confirmed on Twitter that the animated movie will have an R rating. It’s an expected outcome for the movie, but it’s also a reassuring one for the Mortal Kombat community.
Boon took to Twitter on Friday to match three different movies: The Joker film led by Joaquin Phoenix, the animated movie Batman: The Killing Joke, and therefore the new animated Mortal Kombat movie which was only recently announced.
He asked what the three movies had in common with one another, and for those that couldn’t figure it out, he shared a Revised Version of the brand revealed previously. It showed the name of the movie alongside the R rating icon.
The R rating looks like a natural fit in the movie, but history has proven that a movie doesn’t necessarily get that rating simply because it’s about Mortal Kombat. Both the first Mortal Kombat movie from 1995 and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation that followed it earned PG-13 ratings. The new Mortal Kombat reboot that’s currently within the works will similarly be rated R and can most definitely feature Fatalities.