I saw that. That is why I specifically said 'they never said it's going to be something like Marvel'. Getting inspired from Marvel and doing a marvel calibre movie are two different things. If they were going to do what Marvel is currently doing the first thing they would do is hire a well known rising star as their primary role. The fact that you don't understand it means you you thought they said 'We are going to make a Marvel level movie'."Five years ago I got involved, they had been developing it for four years. And it was right around the time that that Kevin Tancharoen [series released]. And so they had the idea that maybe just go super dark and kind of like The Crow. Tancharoen's stuff was super contained; obviously, the guy was doing it on a shoestring budget, and it was very dark and kind of contained. And so when I read the script, they gave me the movie to work on, I [said], 'This isn't what we should do,' which was stupid, probably. I said, 'This isn't what we should do, we should really try to open this up.' And they were gracious enough to go, 'Okay, if we're gonna do that, let's do it.' And so we brought [producer] James Wan on and brought [writer] Greg Russo on, and said, 'Okay, if you were really gonna do this, and not just try to make it like The Crow, not just try to make it like Kevin did where he's like, 'Well, I only have this much money, so I'm gonna be in an apartment building with guys kicking the shit out of each other,' what would you do?' And so we started from the premise of, 'What would Marvel do?'"
- 'Mortal Kombat' Producer Todd Garner
What they did was following marvel's path and set a foundation for the future movies Lot of people thought that this movie is going to be epic and packed with expensive CGI.