Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows film star Megan Fox has a new idea on what she would like her next big movie role to be: Mortal Kombat character Kitana.
Fox — who plays the role of April O’Neil in the newest installment of the popular TNMT franchise — recently sat down with Brazilian Web site Cinepop (translated by ComicBook.com) to talk about her love of the Mortal Kombat series of video games and her strong desire to portray the blade-wielding Kitana in movie theaters.
“I’ve been getting this question a lot” said Fox of the question as to what her ideal superhero role would be.
“I should think [sic] about it more because I keep drawing a blank,” pondered the well-known actress, who also played the character Reagan on this past season of Fox Network’s hit TV comedy New Girl.
“I don’t have a specific superhero that I think I should play,” Megan continued, before noting that there was one villain with which she could best identify: Mortal Kombat’s Kitana.
“I thought of Kitana from Mortal Kombat, if they ever make that movie again,” said Fox, who made a name for herself portraying Mikaela Banes in the Transformer movie franchise.
Fox was also quick to note that she was “always loved her fans and the blades.”
Per the Mortal Kombat Wikia, the 10,000-year-old Kitana first made debut in the Mortal Kombat II video game. This native of Edenia, however, appears to be very young, and is best known for fighting with a “her steel fans,” which she uses as “a projectile and a melee weapon, as well as a means to levitate the opponent for a juggling combo.”
It should also be noted that Kitana is known for wearing the following.
“A leotard with… laced chest opening, armlets, ear studs, and a more liberal use of black. For her first 3D and unmasked appearance in Gold, her face was modeled after Talisa Soto, and she is clad in a modified leotard, with a near-closed chest opening, a gold brooch, and blue ear drops.”
The thought of Megan Fox in such an outfit has no doubt excited many of her biggest fans.
The previous version of this film franchise, ComicBook.com noted, was 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. This film — which made nearly $36 million (US) and more than $51 million (worldwide) — was largely considered a flop compared to its predecessor Mortal Kombat film, which made $70 million (US) and $122 million (worldwide).
In other words, there has been little motivation in Hollywood up until this point to produce another movie based on the popular video game title from the 1990s.
Despite these statistics, the Web site did note that James Wan (Fast and Furious 7, Invocation of Evil) has been attached to rumors of a new Mortal Kombat big screen reboot, currently being written by David Callaham and Oren Uziel.
Despite little doubt that Megan Fox’s fans would clamor to see her in such a prominent role, fan reaction has actually been a mixed bag.
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