If you're not already in a superhero franchise, the question that interviewers seem to always have on hand is which role you'd like to inhabit in the world of metahumans and kick assed vigilantes. So when Megan Fox was asked that very question, she had a pretty surprising answer: she doesn't want to play a superhero, she wants to play Kitana in the Mortal Kombat remake.
During an interview with Cinepop, which was translated by ComicBook.com, Fox spoke about how she never really though of a specific hero that she'd like to play. However, her wish list does include the sharp toothed combatant made famous in 1993's Mortal Kombat II. Her reasons, as seen below, are simple, but understandable:
As far as the prospect of a Mortal Kombat remake, there was talk last year that saw James Wan taking the role of director on the fresh reboot. However, with Wan's schedule currently being occupied with his duties on Aquaman, any movement under his directorial hand would be stalled until, at the very earliest, some point in 2018. Which means that Megan Fox has plenty of time to keep studying up on her Mortal Kombat lore, and practicing her bladed fan fighting style, in hopes of landing the audition.
Megan Fox certainly hasn't been shy about tackling big ticket properties of nostalgic worth, as not only did she find her career jump started by the first two Transformers films, but she's also made a name for herself as the latest incarnation of April O'Neil in both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. Come to think of it, if there was anything that could get Mortal Kombat made sooner, and with Megan Fox involved, it would more than likely be landing Michael Bay's assistance as an executive producer on the project. Though if there was a way James Wan and Michael Bay could co-exist in the same cinematic sphere of influence, it could possibly make the best Mortal Kombat movie we'd ever seen. Of course, that's short of bringing Kevin Tancharoen, the director of the recent web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, back into the fold.
While the course of future events involving the Mortal Kombat series still being determined, your next sure fire opportunity to see Megan Fox in action is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. That film opens on June 3rd.
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