Mortal Kombat stunned the world of video gaming in 1992 when gamers got their first taste in arcades around the globe. Almost three decades later the landscape has changed, but our passion for the franchise has not. Join founder Christopher Veljanovski and Markus “Toasty” Anstey as they talk all things Mortal Kombat and NetherRealm Studios.
Mortal Kombat: Conquest with Christopher Leps
The New Era is Upon Us
Christopher and Toasty are joined by cosplayer Christina Rose, Kamidogu writer Nicole Hidalgo and YouTuber TotalMK to discuss Mortal Kombat 1’s playable kombatants and Kameo fighters ahead of the game’s official release this week.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy with Larnell Stovall
Born in New Orleans, Larnell Stovall is a gifted martial artist, stuntman and actor who has lent his talents to a number of big productions. His involvement in film is mainly behind the scenes, having worked on both Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series as a fight choreographer and stunt coordinator alongside director Kevin Tancharoen.
Samantha Win is a Canadian actress and martial artist with rich Chinese heritage, best known for her portrayal of Kitana in 2013’s Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series.
Samantha started training in martial arts at the age of 4, beginning with Jiu Jitsu and eventually moving on to Wushu. Her love of martial arts would see her compete and win multiple medals at national, pan-American and international levels, including a stint representing Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
After spending some time as a stunt actress, Samantha’s aptitude saw her eventual casting in a number of television shows such as Lethal Weapon and Arrow. She has also starred in a number of blockbuster films, including Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Justice League and Army of the Dead. Her newest project, The Dresden Sun, is currently in post-production.
Brian Glynn is an American bodybuilder and entrepreneur who famously portrayed Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat II, Mortal Kombat 3 and beyond. A man of many talents, Brian went on to play the Water God in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero, as well as Warhead in Midway’s War Gods alongside Kerri Hoskins.
Born in the Philippines, Paolo Montalban’s family immigrated to the United States when he was just one year old. An incredibly gifted actor and singer, he has worked alongside some of the greatest names of our generation. Paolo starred as the main protagonist Kung Lao in all twenty-two episodes of 1998’s Mortal Kombat: Conquest television series alongside Daniel Bernhardt and Kristanna Loken.
Just one year earlier he played the character of Prince Christopher in Disney’s Cinderella opposite Brandy, Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg. He has since appeared on Broadway in a number of productions, released a self-titled album, and is set to grace our screens in the near future in Descendants: The Rise of Red on Disney+.