Ed Boon notices a stuntwoman recreating Sonya Blade’s moves from Mortal Kombat 11.
Mortal Kombat 11 is known for its extreme blood and gore. The franchise’s iconic kombatants like Sonya Blade and her brutal fighting moves help. While most fighting game moves are only possible in the games, one talented stuntwoman proves otherwise.
Sonya Blade, the first playable female character in the franchise, is one of the most iconic female video game characters ever. Jessica McNamee portrayed the special ops fighter in the self-titled Mortal Kombat film. A Mortal Kombat film sequel is in the works, despite the film’s polarising reception.
A fan would make a great Sonya Blade stunt double if McNamee reprises her role. Sofia Stunts posted a video online recreating Sonya’s moveset from Mortal Kombat 11. The minute-long video shows Sofia performing video game moves in real life, including the Sonya Blade combos. The video has thousands of views and was even reposted by Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon.
The amazing video helps revive Mortal Kombat 11 interest, which has waned since its final DLC over a year ago. This year’s only significant update to the game removes rather than adds. After three years of use, Mortal Kombat 11 is removing DRM Denuvo, the anti-cheat technology. The disputed software is accused of affecting online performance and competitive play.
Aside from Sofia Stunts’ amazing video, another woman wants to be Sonya Blade, but she’s done it before. Sonya Blade’s motion capture artist from Mortal Kombat 3 wants to return. In an interview from last year, model Kerri Ann Hoskins stated she’d love to reprise her role as the fan favourite character. NetherRealm Studios has plenty of options for Sonya in the next Mortal Kombat game.
This development may occur sooner rather than later. NetherRealm is looking for a Senior Combat Designer with a “passion for action and fighting games.” While this could be for an Injustice sequel or a new IP, there’s still a chance for a new Mortal Kombat.
Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S support Mortal Kombat 11.