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‘Mortal Kombat’s’ Lewis Tan on Film Stunts, Character Fatalities and Honoring the Fans

‘Mortal Kombat’s’ Lewis Tan on Film Stunts, Character Fatalities and Honoring the Fans

Mortal Kombat,” which hits theaters and HBO Max on April 23, marks Lewis Tan’s first time leading a major blockbuster — and it’s not a role he took on lightly.

Tan, a martial artist and actor who performs his own stunts in action-heavy roles in “Iron Fist,” “Into the Badlands,” “Wu Assassins” and “Deadpool 2,” has a legacy to protect. His father, Philip Tan, is also a martial artist and stunt coordinator, and Lewis has prided himself on choosing roles that present the stunts authentically.

Your character, Cole Young, is not one that’s in the games. Tell us about him.

If you’re familiar with the game, you know that the game started with only a few characters, and now the game has expanded into a “Mortal Kombat” universe if you will, and there’s over 100 characters. So, in the movie, we wanted to introduce something new and at

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