Sometimes, you’ll stumble upon something on Twitter that genuinely makes your day. For me, it’s this. Fans want Terry Crews to play Jax in a Mortal Kombat movie and, honestly, this is the best example of fan casting I’ve ever seen.
Australian artist Boss Logic Tweeted an incredible mock-up which shows Crews as the fan-favourite bionic fighter.
— Ed Boon (@noobde) 24 January 2019
Tell me that isn’t the perfect person to play the character.
It’s gained some traction via celebrity endorsements, such as Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon. He actually tweeted the photo twice. The second time was teasing Jax’s return in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11.
However, the best response had to be from the main man himself, Mr Crews.
He tweeted his excitement at the potential role, saying: “I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS!!!” with a load of fire emojis. It’s in capital letters, so we know he’s serious.
I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS!!!??????????
— terry crews (@terrycrews) 24 January 2019
Cliff Bleszinski, who worked on Epic Games’ Gears of War series, said: “Do it and rip off ALL THE ARMS”. While Joe Vargas, star of the AngryJoeShow, posted: “THIS. if ever another MK Movie, THIS!”
It’s causing a bit of a storm on Twitter at the moment, and thousands of people are joining it to try and persuade the right people to make it happen.
What do you think? Well, I don’t even know why I’m asking that. Obviously, you also want it to happen. Everyone does. Head to Twitter and let everyone know how great it is because honestly? I would watch the sh*t out of that. Or, if there’s another season of Brooklyn 99 they could even do a skit of him dressed as Jax. Either way, it’s happening. Surely.
You can check out 18 minutes of the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 right here!