Mortal Kombat 1: Van Damme finally set to star as martial arts character that was based on him

Mortal Kombat fans rejoice! The highly anticipated Mortal Kombat 1 game has just unveiled an electrifying new trailer, promising a thrilling reboot set within the captivating New Era timeline.

Prepare to be awestruck as we reveal that legendary action star Jean-Claude Van Damme will finally grace the Mortal Kombat universe as none other than the charismatic Johnny Cage.

Unveiling the Trailer and Character Lineup

With its gripping two-minute trailer, Mortal Kombat 1 has successfully ignited the excitement among fans, showcasing its signature brutal style that the franchise is renowned for. Alongside the trailer release, the game creators have also delighted fans by confirming a list of characters that will grace the game’s intense battles.

The iconic roster features beloved fighters such as Liu Kang, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kitana, Mileena, Kung Lao, Raiden, Shang Tsung, and, of course, the formidable Johnny Cage.

A Hidden Surprise: Johnny Cage’s Return

While the trailer may not have showcased the beloved character Johnny Cage, fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that he is indeed a part of the game’s impressive roster. Despite being kept under wraps, the inclusion of Johnny Cage has been confirmed, bringing joy to countless Mortal Kombat enthusiasts.

What’s even more exhilarating is that the legendary Jean-Claude Van Damme will lend his unmistakable charisma to the character, cementing his place in Mortal Kombat history.

A Nod to Van Damme’s Legacy

The inspiration for the character Johnny Cage stems from Jean-Claude Van Damme’s unforgettable portrayal of Frank Dux in the cult classic “Bloodsport.” Interestingly, the developers of the original Mortal Kombat game had initially intended to feature a digitized version of Van Damme.

However, due to contractual obligations with another video game company that ultimately fell through, this plan never came to fruition.

A Long-Awaited Collaboration

Since its inception, Mortal Kombat has garnered immense popularity, boasting a staggering lineup of over 20 different games to date. Throughout the years, Jean-Claude Van Damme had longed for an opportunity to be a part of the Mortal Kombat universe, a dream that has finally been realized. In the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1 game, players will have the chance to witness Van Damme’s electrifying performance as Johnny Cage, a long-awaited collaboration that promises to captivate fans worldwide.

Van Damme’s Iconic Look from Bloodsport

To add another layer of excitement, players will also be able to dress up Johnny Cage as the indomitable Van Damme from his iconic role in “Bloodsport.” The game creators, including Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, have carefully crafted this feature to pay homage to Van Damme’s unforgettable contribution to martial arts cinema.