The Sub-Zero suit worn by actor Joe Taslim in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie weighed 33 pounds, exhausting it at the start of filming.
The Sub-Zero costume worn by actor Joe Taslim in the next Mortal combat the film weighed 33 pounds. Despite the fast paced action and sheer brutality of his violence, creating these fight scenes wasn’t as easy as it looks – especially for Taslim, who had the extra weight to carry.
The new film comes two decades later Mortal Kombat: Annihilation arrived in theaters and subsequently disappointed many fans of the famous fighting game franchise. After two Mortal combat adaptations of movies, it seemed like what made the game so compelling just didn’t show up on the big screen. It has long been a frustration for many fans, but the latest attempt to correct the flaws of the past and create a film that feels like a much more precise adaptation is almost here. And of course one of the biggest things about Mortal combat has always been his list of characters. While these characters have changed over the years and new faces have joined the series, some of the franchise’s most beloved characters are those who have been a part of the game from the start.
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Even today, some 29 years after the game’s arrival, Sub-Zero tops many fan favorite characters list. With its famous cryomancy skills and its long history within the Mortal combat universe, it’s really hard not to like the character. Because of this, Taslim’s portrayal of Sub-Zero will likely be scrutinized by fans. Fortunately, however the new Mortal combat film award, there doesn’t seem to be much doubt that Taslim put all he could into the role. In fact, according to a new Variety interview with actor Sub-Zero, the character’s costume weighed 33 pounds. Naturally, this posed a significant challenge for Taslim from the start. Taslim said:
It looks so dope, amazing design and then I tried to walk. I couldn’t walk. It was so heavy. I was like, ‘How am I going to fight in this costume? ”
Taslim went on to say that while there is a lighter suit available for more intense stunts, he lost five pounds wearing the suit daily. The end result meant that the physically grueling action scenes in a very heavy costume let him walk. “like a grandfatherIn the first few weeks of filming until he finally got used to it. It sure doesn’t sound like much fun for an actor, but Taslim’s hard work will hopefully pay off when the film is released. Plus, the degree of fitness that the former Indonesian national judo team member needed for the role is likely to only add to his intensity.
At present it is difficult to say how Mortal combat will get away with it when it’s released, but it looks like Warner Bros. bet on success. Taslim has already signed a five-movie deal and everything fans have seen from the new movie so far is pretty amazing. In this way it seems that, finally, Mortal combat will get the film adaptation it deserves.
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