Filming is underway on season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and as we already know some changes are being made in respect to the cast. It may still be disappointing that certain actors won’t appear in the project for various reasons, but at least we can rest easy in knowing that director Kevin Tancharoen isn’t abandoning his mixture of taking a realistic and moderately dark approach to the world of Mortal Kombat.
We may still have to wait until February to receive the first trailer for season 2, but whilst shooting the new season Kevin has been nice enough to share some set pics. Before you get your hopes up, we sadly don’t have any full on shots depicting Scorpion, Mileena, or Kenshi (at least not yet), but I think seeing the redesigned MK dragon symbol, a badass Liu Kang, and Kung Lao’s iconic hat ought to be good enough.
Posted on his Twitter account, Kevin has given us our first glimpse of actor Brian Tee portraying Liu Kang. Usually thought of as a goodie goodie hero, Liu seems to be taking more of a moody badass approach in Legacy given how intense Brian looks and the wardrobe, which keeps the familiar red shirt of the character but also adds a hoodie in the mix that looks slightly reminiscent of what we would see in Tekken.
As of now we have yet to see actor Mark Dacascos in his full Kung Lao get-up, though an image has been shared of his deadly hat. Taking a note similar to how Raiden’s hat looked in season 1 of Legacy, Kung’s wide brim hat isn’t exactly stylish as it looks like a regular hat. Even the placement of the razor around the brim isn’t sticking out like a sore thumb as it instead takes a more subdued approach by being hidden inside the brim. So yeah, there’s no need to flip out because you can’t spot the giant razor of doom around Kung’s hat.
The last image shared by Kevin is what will likely make MK fans excited the most as it’s the iconic dragon icon the series has been represented by for over twenty years. Retaining the general shape we're familiar with, the new design sports a more artistic take on things compared to what we’ve seen lately. The only bad thing about this image is that Cary Tagawa isn’t standing by it being a boss as he portrays Shang Tsung.
That’s all the set pics that have been shared thus far though we could see a few more surface in the coming weeks so stay tuned to the site for more updates on season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy.