Daniel Pesina was originally only supposed to make a small appearance in the film and help coordinate the fight scenes; but the night before production began the actor who was supposed to play Shang Tsung dropped out of the film. Daniel came to the rescue and was a last minute replacement and played Shang Tsung.

Mortal Kombat fan film.

Actor Damien Colletti who plays Kano in the film pitched the idea of doing Kano's fatality to one of Kahn's Guards before his fight scene with Sonya Blade to the director. Director Chris Barcia liked the idea so it was then added to the film.

Mortal Kombat: Fates Beginning won the Award for best Mortal Kombat film at the AMC Theater in Times Square, New York at the 2015 Urban Action Showcase film festival.