Joel Edgerton is reportedly being lined up to play Kano in 'Mortal Kombat'.

Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton

Although the film is yet to be officially greenlit, it's said that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema are already looking to cast one of the video game franchise's most iconic villains for the live action reboot.

As reported by The Hashtag Show, Edgerton is being eyed up by the studios for the upcoming movie, and it's said no other actors have been revealed as up for consideration.

The 44-year-old actor has previously starred on the big screen in the likes of 'Warrior', 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'The Great Gatsby', while he has also moved into directing at the helm for both 'The Gift' and 'Boy Erased'.

Meanwhile, last month it was revealed that 'Mortal Kombat 11 ' - which is due for release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 23 - will undergo a stress test of its online features.

NeatherRealm plans to launch the test between March 15 to March 17, where players living in the US who own an Xbox or PlayStation will be able to register their interest for a chance to enter the test, and get online to play the game for two days in a test to see how well the servers cope with the strain of several players on at once.

The stress test will put the servers through their paces before the other beta test, which will be available to anyone who has pre-ordered the game for PlayStation or Xbox, from March 28 to March 31.

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