There are few Mortal Kombat characters as iconic as Shang Tsung.
The primary villain within the very first Mortal Kombat sport, the soul-stealing powerhouse was famously delivered to life by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa within the 1995 film adaptation, arguably nonetheless one of many best video game movies ever created. Tagawa’s efficiency was so nice that, in Mortal Kombat 11, the builders used the actor’s likeness for his or her up to date model of Shang Tsung.
Now, over 25 years on from that film, Shang Tsung is coming again to the massive display in director Simon McQuoid’s new adaptation of Mortal Kombat. Chin Han (Ghost within the Shell, Marco Polo, The Darkish Knight) performs the character, and GamesRadar+ has an unique first look – plus an interview with Han – beneath.
This model of the character actually seems menacing – he is barely older than the primary film’s Shang Tsung and has some unbelievable armor. Then there’s the matter of that inexperienced spell being forged… We anticipated nothing much less from the age-defying grasp.
GamesRadar+ caught up with Han to speak in regards to the character and what to anticipate in Mortal Kombat. Q&A edited for size and readability.
GamesRadar+: So let’s begin with the fundamentals, what’s your historical past with the Mortal Kombat video games?