Just a day after we left had reported that Lewis Tan from Deadpool 2 would play a "Undisclosed Lead Character" in director Simon McQuoid's new film Mortal Kombat (an announcement that appeared confusing to us, since there are only so many Mortal Kombat characters), New Line has further completed the set of Combatants: According to Variety Chin Han along with Hiroyuki Sanada is the immortal, soul-loving and island's martial arts master Shang Tsung come over here to fling the equally immortal spear and fire-breathing Ninja Scorpion. Yesterday we thought that Tan Scorpion might be playing, so now we can reject that theory, but it could still be Kung Lao or Johnny Cage or … Goro, the four-armed monster. We do not know and will stop guessing.
If Han and Sanada sound familiar to you, it may be because you've seen a comic film in the last 11 years. Chin Han played Lau, the mob bookkeeper Batman had abducted from a skyscraper in The Dark Knight and Sanada played Akihiko, the Yakuza boss, who joined Avengers from the timid Samurai Clint Barton Hacked ass: Endgame. Sanada also played Musashi, the Shogunworld version of the revolver hero Hector, in Westworld . Basically, he should be a pretty cool Scorpion. Shang Tsung just needs to say " Your soul belongs to me! " and in the end get beaten by the good guys (he's the big bad guy), so it does not take so much heavy lifting.