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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Imagine needing Johnny Cage in a Mortal Kombat movie to make you see it. A character they literally say they're saving for a sequel. How incredibly sad.

    Sure is a shame MK doesn't have a huge fucking plethora of far more interesting characters they could use. Oh... seems they do. That's handy.
    Because this movie is 1000000000000000000000000% getting a sequel, just like the Warcraft movie did right?

    "im putting him on the sequel" its the easiest cop-out for when the movies does terrible, gets no sequel, and the director blames it on people for not watching it

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by Pebrocks The Warlock View Post
    But that's not what happened. They specifically cut him out because of his race.
    https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a3...-cage-absence/
    "I want to make a sequel, and I've now got Johnny Cage, which hasn't been used in the first one," Garner said (via Comicbook.com).

    "So I have a big stick and carrot that maybe they'll let me have a Johnny Cage real presence in the second one. And secondarily, when you think about Mortal Kombat, if you just think about the patina of the movie, it has a very Asian feel to it. And I early on felt uncomfortable having a white male lead kind of lead that charge in the first movie."

    Such outrage, much trigger.

    He thinks Cage is such an important character that he wants him to have time to shine, and not overshadow the other characters right off the bat.

  3. #103
    Quote Originally Posted by Leyre View Post
    Because this movie is 1000000000000000000000000% getting a sequel, just like the Warcraft movie did right?

    "im putting him on the sequel" its the easiest cop-out for when the movies does terrible, gets no sequel, and the director blames it on people for not watching it
    Who says it won't? Except you, probably because you wanna have a whinge.

    If the movie is bad, it won't be because they didn't include Johnny Cage. Jesus wept. What you gonna miss, some random jokes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Who says it won't? Except you, probably because you wanna have a whinge.

    If the movie is bad, it won't be because they didn't include Johnny Cage. Jesus wept. What you gonna miss, some random jokes?
    nan we won't even miss some random joke's as that's kano's roll the only thing well miss is some one acting like an actor.

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    nan we won't even miss some random joke's as that's kano's roll the only thing well miss is some one acting like an actor.
    So nothing of consequence.

    If a whole MK movie doing even just OK rides on simply having Johnny Cage be present, it has more issues than just the lack of one guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTharne View Post
    https://www.inverse.com/entertainmen...ng-johnny-cage

    Interview with producer and on Johnny Cage :

    "Lastly, one more problem Garner and his team had was the unsavory idea of a white character (like Johnny Cage) being the hero who saves everyone. (Tan is mixed-race Chinese-British.) In Mortal Kombat lore, Johnny Cage is a Hollywood star who enters the tournament to prove he isn’t a pampered, spoiled A-lister. While Cage is rarely the capital-H hero in any given Mortal Kombat game, he is always somewhere near the center bringing levity to the serious stakes.

    Garner didn’t confirm the precise whereabouts of Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat (his name came up a few times during the interview) but his absence thus far suggests the filmmakers are trying something different.

    “I feel like if I was getting to make a movie with a diverse cast, it felt weird to have a white actor, literally Johnny Cage, be the hero of the story,” Garner says, adding that these discussions took place at the start of the movie’s pre-production nearly seven years ago “way before Black Lives Matter” and other pushes for diversity across industries including Hollywood. "

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    Doesn't make any sense, they just had to make Liu Kang the main protagonist (as it should be tbh) instead of introducing a new character that's half chinese, half british. "We don't want a white main hero...but we also don't want a full on chinese male hero so let's go in between." :facepalm:
    This is so tiresome "must adjust the movie to the agenda, must self-censor"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yadryonych View Post
    This is so tiresome "must adjust the movie to the agenda, must self-censor"
    https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a3...-cage-absence/

    "I want to make a sequel, and I've now got Johnny Cage, which hasn't been used in the first one," Garner said (via Comicbook.com).

    "So I have a big stick and carrot that maybe they'll let me have a Johnny Cage real presence in the second one. And secondarily, when you think about Mortal Kombat, if you just think about the patina of the movie, it has a very Asian feel to it. And I early on felt uncomfortable having a white male lead kind of lead that charge in the first movie."


    The movie still has some major characters, including some who are similar to Cage. If it was solely because of his race, then you might have a case. but that is not the case at all

  8. #108
    Whole character of Cage is a spoiled white kid getting over himself and becoming a better person, meanwhile diversity can't have even GOOD white characters in films anymore.
    Its a skip for me even as a fan not supporting sjw trash is my goto... maybe before i die companies will understand go woke, go broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayia View Post
    Whole character of Cage is a spoiled white kid getting over himself and becoming a better person, meanwhile diversity can't have even GOOD white characters in films anymore.
    Its a skip for me even as a fan not supporting sjw trash is my goto... maybe before i die companies will understand go woke, go broke.
    YA the total lack of white people is Unacceptable! oh wait kano is in the movie...

  10. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    YA the total lack of white people is Unacceptable! oh wait kano is in the movie...
    Compering Johnny Cage to Kano its like comparing Superman to Rainbow raider.


    .... if i was fan of rapist wonabe Kano, i would killed myself. (lmao)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocomen2 View Post
    Compering Johnny Cage to Kano its like comparing Superman to Rainbow raider.


    .... if i was fan of rapist wonabe Kano, i would killed myself. (lmao)
    The complaint is that white people aren't allowed, last time I checked Australian's still count as white mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrLachyG View Post
    https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a3...-cage-absence/

    "I want to make a sequel, and I've now got Johnny Cage, which hasn't been used in the first one," Garner said (via Comicbook.com).

    "So I have a big stick and carrot that maybe they'll let me have a Johnny Cage real presence in the second one. And secondarily, when you think about Mortal Kombat, if you just think about the patina of the movie, it has a very Asian feel to it. And I early on felt uncomfortable having a white male lead kind of lead that charge in the first movie."


    The movie still has some major characters, including some who are similar to Cage. If it was solely because of his race, then you might have a case. but that is not the case at all
    It apears to me that was solely because of race but then they had too come up with this excuse to do some damage control. And i'm painfully aware films like this rarely get a sequel.

    And don't even get me started about the possibility of Stryker's appearance in the movie, especially with his signature one-liner

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocomen2 View Post
    Compering Johnny Cage to Kano its like comparing Superman to Rainbow raider.


    .... if i was fan of rapist wonabe Kano, i would killed myself. (lmao)
    Who is actually an unironic fan of Johhny Cage though? He sucks and is a windbag and an overall piece of shit, that's the whole point of his character.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Because fuck you, that's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yadryonych View Post
    It apears to me that was solely because of race but then they had too come up with this excuse to do some damage control. And i'm painfully aware films like this rarely get a sequel.

    And don't even get me started about the possibility of Stryker's appearance in the movie, especially with his signature one-liner
    it being solely based of race doesn't even make sense as they have kano filling the funny guy role and he's just as white as johnny. they might have had race in mind when it came to who would be the lead but it obviously isn't why he's not in the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackofwind View Post
    Who is actually an unironic fan of Johhny Cage though? He sucks and is a windbag and an overall piece of shit, that's the whole point of his character.
    All the people pissed that the white movie star isn’t in a ridiculous movie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    YA the total lack of white people is Unacceptable! oh wait kano is in the movie...
    Lol, the only white guy is a criminal asshole. Looks about right given the new Hollywood culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Butt Witch View Post
    Lol, the only white guy is a criminal asshole. Looks about right given the new Hollywood culture.
    ah yes because the role of mass murdering assassin or evil world ending threat are noble positions that only the righteous minority's can fill! at best you can say jax get's a pass if you want to break stuff down into overly simplified stupid race roles but no one else does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Butt Witch View Post
    Lol, the only white guy is a criminal asshole. Looks about right given the new Hollywood culture.
    Makes more sense than fucking Christopher Lambert playing a Japanese thunder god. Oh wait, it's Mortal Kombat and nothing matters, the characters are all nonsensical anyways.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Because fuck you, that's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    it being solely based of race doesn't even make sense as they have kano filling the funny guy role and he's just as white as johnny. they might have had race in mind when it came to who would be the lead but it obviously isn't why he's not in the movie.
    They shitted on the original game character that belongs there just to squeeze in the piece of agenda and literally named the reason in the interview. Mark my words, the next time someone does Lord of the Rings, Aragorn would magically be Haradrimean

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTharne View Post
    https://www.inverse.com/entertainmen...ng-johnny-cage

    Interview with producer and on Johnny Cage :

    "Lastly, one more problem Garner and his team had was the unsavory idea of a white character (like Johnny Cage) being the hero who saves everyone. (Tan is mixed-race Chinese-British.) In Mortal Kombat lore, Johnny Cage is a Hollywood star who enters the tournament to prove he isn’t a pampered, spoiled A-lister. While Cage is rarely the capital-H hero in any given Mortal Kombat game, he is always somewhere near the center bringing levity to the serious stakes.

    Garner didn’t confirm the precise whereabouts of Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat (his name came up a few times during the interview) but his absence thus far suggests the filmmakers are trying something different.

    “I feel like if I was getting to make a movie with a diverse cast, it felt weird to have a white actor, literally Johnny Cage, be the hero of the story,” Garner says, adding that these discussions took place at the start of the movie’s pre-production nearly seven years ago “way before Black Lives Matter” and other pushes for diversity across industries including Hollywood. "

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    Doesn't make any sense, they just had to make Liu Kang the main protagonist (as it should be tbh) instead of introducing a new character that's half chinese, half british. "We don't want a white main hero...but we also don't want a full on chinese male hero so let's go in between." :facepalm:
    What the hell is he on about? Cage was never the hero, neither in games nor movies. In the 90's flick he was both a supporting character and the comic relief, while Liu Kang carried the protagonist's mantle. Are these guys not familiar with the source material?

    For what it's worth, Lewis Tan is a fine actor for the part they described, so I don't think it will ruin the movie, but in principle shit like this irks me. A lot.
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