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Fantasy casting is a fun exercise that often results actors being chosen for a role for only the most superficial aesthetic reasons. But sometimes fan casting hits upon such a perfect and obvious pairing of actor and part that anything less will seem like a disappointment (e.g. Nathan Fillion in Uncharted). That's definitely the case for Mortal Kombat now that we've seen how unbelievable Gal Gadot would look as Kitana. Check it out:
Well, I'm sold. As always, BossLogic delivers a flawless victory, taking fantasy casting from our imaginations and realizing it in spectacular fashion, showing how perfect Gal Gadot would be as Princess Kitana in a Mortal Kombat movie. In addition to Gal Gadot looking like the traditional depiction of Kitana in the Mortal Kombat video games, BossLogic also notes how the actress looks similar to original Kitana actress Talisa Soto from the 1995 movie.
Kitana is one of the staples of the Mortal Kombat franchise and has been around since 1993's Mortal Kombat II. She is the princess of the realm Edenia and the adopted daughter of franchise villain, Emperor Shao Kahn. Originally a villain and assassin for her stepfather, Kitana eventually turned on Shao Kahn to side with the Earthrealmers like Liu Kang to fight against him.
BossLogic's image shows Kitana as beautiful and mysterious and everything we've seen from Gal Gadot indicates that she could nail such a role. In both the Fast and Furious franchise as Gisele and when we first meet her Diana Prince in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, she has an air of mystery about her, with her beauty concealing the danger just beneath the surface. That sounds a lot like Kitana.
Gal Gadot obviously has the looks to play the gorgeous and deadly Kitana, but she has also proven to have the action chops as well. Some doubted her as Wonder Woman when she was cast, but she has since completely silenced those notions, proving to be a believable physical presence onscreen. So she could definitely pick up a pair of Japanese war fans and get her ninja on as Kitana in a Mortal Kombat movie.
First things first though, there needs to be a Mortal Kombat movie for her to be in, and the reboot seems to be stuck on the loading screen at the moment. When last we heard, commercial director Simon McQuoid was attached to helm the film with Aquaman director James Wan on board to produce the reboot through his Atomic Monster production company. Back in July, James Wan said that the film was still in early development so we may be waiting on casting for a while.
Yet, if this reboot gets off the Outworld ground, and if Kitana is a character in the movie, it doesn't seem impossible this fantasy casting could become reality. After all, the Mortal Kombat reboot is happening at Warner Bros. and Gal Gadot is already part of the Warner Bros. family thanks to her role as Wonder Woman.
While you await the Mortal Kombat reboot, there are plenty of other movies worth seeing over the holiday season, check them out in our Holiday Movie Guide. For all the latest in fan casting and fatalities, keep it locked on CinemaBlend.