Midway's Mortal Kombat Legacy Web Series Release: Will Third Chapter of Video Game-Inspired YouTube Show Be Made?
Film director and Television Producer Kevin Tancharoen is hoping that he can "finish" off the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series that he started a few years back. Legacy is based on the ultra-violent, side-scrolling fighting game created by Midway. It originally premiered in 2011 and a follow up was released in 2013.
However, anything associated with Mortal Kombat always gets fans giddy with over-hype fever. Could and would a third season of the popular YouTube show satisfy the masses and yet still be considered a failure by fickle fans? After all, they are disappointed with how the second series ended, but Tancharoen isn't backing down.
Tanchareon's involvement with Mortal Kombat seemingly ended for good last year when Warner Bros. apparently wouldn't give him the keys the the kingdom. That kingdom was the big-screen Mortal Kombat film reboot people have been looking forward to for years. Tanchareon himself addressed his departure by releasing the following statement on Worst Previews.
"After three years of Mortal Kombat, I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!" he said last year.
But a stunning reversal this week may mean that a new "legacy" is going to emerge.
"We are starting to talk about it [Legacy Season 3] literally this week (knock on wood). I'm starting to talk to Warner Bros. and the video game creators, so hopefully we can see it through," he stated.
"[Director] Ed Boon and I are going to get together and chat and talk to Warner Bros. about figuring it out," he said.
Everyone involved with the project is hoping that the series can recapture its surprise series one success... Over 60 million people logged on to YouTube to learn the backstory's behind popular characters like Sub-Zero and Scorpion.
"With Legacy Season 1, it was kind of a big experiment. No one has done it before, and we didn't know if should be an anthology or connected. We did the first one as an anthology and the second one more serialized. In the future, it will definitely be more connected and more cohesive. ... We all feel right now that we have such a trajectory to the series. There are so many more stories to tell in that format."
Here's hoping that the third time is the charm!
Check out the second series here.
Are you looking forward to the third (and final?) chapter of acclaimed web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy? Or do you prefer watching the the 1990s film adaptations instead? Let us know in the comments section below.