According to several theories, the character played by Lewis Tran could actually be a cult hero of Mortal Kombat video games.
The violent and epic trailer for the reboot of Mortal Kombat was the opportunity to meet the cult characters of video games. Whether Sonya Blade, Kano, Jax or Sub-Zero, all will be part of the film directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by James wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring). However, this project will also be an opportunity to introduce a new hero, namely Cole Young. Played by Lewis Tran, we still don’t know much about this mysterious character. And so much so that many theories suggest that he may in fact be one of the flagship fighters in video games. Indeed and although the first trailer unveiled equated Cole Young with an original addition to the franchise Mortal Kombat, some speculation is that the film has secretly introduced through it one of the iconic characters of the universe. But who exactly could it be?
The first possibility mentioned by ScreenRant would be that Cole Young is actually the second Sub-Zero, Kuai Liang. Obviously, there is some sort of connection between Bi-Han and Cole that has yet to be revealed. Here, it could be that the character played by Lewis Tran is actually Sub-Zero’s younger brother, Kuai Liang, who took over from Bi-Han in the games after the latter was defeated to Scorpion. While the rivalry of these two characters will most certainly be at the heart of the film, another theory suggests that Cole Young could actually be a descendant of Scorpio. As evidenced by this, in particular the flashback scene seen in the first trailer unveiled. Lewis Tran’s role as the main character could be of utmost importance, with some speculation going so far as to suggest that Cole Young might want to avenge Scorpion’s death in Mortal Kombat.
Finally, one last possibility would be that our hero is actually Johnny Cage. If the absence of this cult character was felt in the trailer, this representing one of the major differences between the reboot and the video games, it is because the creative teams would have actually planned to introduce it. at the end of the film. Indeed, this theory supports more particularly that Cole Young could take the name of Johnny Cage at the end of the feature film. Interesting speculations that would allow this movie star to be introduced into the franchise but above all to offer a surprising turnaround as to the true identity of this newcomer in the franchise!