Well, here's a good deal of noise on a franchise that barely seems to warrant the effort ... but it looks like Warner Bros. just hit a road block on their way to a Mortal Kombat 3. The legal kind that has angry people on both sides of the argument.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Larry Kasanoff and his Threshold Entertainment outfit are planning to sue WB for moving forward on a Mortal Kombat 3 without Threshold's involvement. Needless to say, Mr. Kasanoff is none too happy about the situation: "the Mortal Kombat series, as it stands today, is far more a creation of Threshold and Kasanoff than of Midway," states the lawsuit, and that the suit will tally "an amount which, considering Warner's enormous worldwide wealth and income, is sufficient to punish Warner, to set an example and to deter further such wrongful behavior." Yowch!

Long story short: not only will there be a delay on the next Mortal Kombat movie, but now it just might prove to be too expensive and troublesome to even bother with. Maybe one day this story will make for a movie of its very own. They could call it Mortal Combat. Bottom line is this: the longer this legal tussle continues, the longer we'll go without another Mortal Kombat movie. Let's hear it for lawyers!

My apologies to the MK movie fans out there, but you already have two rotten movies to dig through. Do we really need a third?
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