Another fighter has entered the tournament. The upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot has officially revealed the first full look at Kabal. He sneakily is in a new group shot banner that was released on Twitter to advertise the film. The image appears to divide the film’s characters of the movie into heroes and villains. Naturally, Kabal rounds out the dark side of the picture. He was previously one of the only confirmed characters not to get a poster. He was even in the trailer in a blink-or-you’ll-miss-it cameo. There, he appeared to be facing off against the jaws of Liu Kang’s famous dragon fatality. If that scene plays out anything like the video games, it probably means we won’t see Kabal in a hypothetical sequel.
First introduced in Mortal Kombat 3, Kabal is a mercenary who works for the lethal Black Dragon organization alongside fellow scumbag Kano. Whether this will play a role in the movie remains to be seen, but the first look confirms that he’ll at least wield his signature hook swords. Kabal is also known for his quick feet, often combining his super-speed with his deadly blades to great effect.
The character joins the likes of Sisi Stringer‘s Mileena and Joe Taslim‘s Sub-Zero as part of Shang Tsung’s antagonistic crew for the movie adaptation. If it’s still unknown who is playing the masked killer. One might assume that if the role is as minor as marketing makes it out to be, the character could be portrayed by a stunt actor of some kind.