I was completely uninterested in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie until I discovered that Tadanobu Asano is playing Raiden and Hiroyuki Sanada is playing Scorpion. You may recognize Sanada as the yakuza killed by Hawkeye/Ronin Avengers: Endgame, but he’s also starred in The Wolverine, Lost, and played the lead in one of my favorite samurai movies, The Twilight Samurai. As for Asano, he’s one of Japan’s most well-known and respected actors, with roles in high profile movies (e.g., Thor: Ragnarok) as well as smaller indie/cult films (e.g., Vital, Café Lumière, Last Life in the Universe). Via
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