Just under eight minutes of something related to Mortal Kombat has been posted on YouTube. The video features Jax — sans cybernetic arms — grilling a mysterious perp in a police station. Through some (laborious) exposition, he describes new humanized (and gross) versions of Reptile and Baraka, along with Johnny Cage and a young, beardless Shang Tsung.
The original YouTube account where this generated is MortalKombatRebirth, which sounds like a perfectly suitable title for a new entry in the series. A third and altogether frightening possibility: This is all a prelude to a new movie / game tie-in.
Actress Jeri Ryan, seen in the short playing Sonya Blade, offered further comment about the project on Twitter. “It’s not a game trailer,” Ryan said. “Actually was made for the director to sell WB on his vision for a reimagined MK film.” She said she had “No idea yet what WB’s reaction to it was.”