- Megan Fox is confirmed to voice the character Nitara in the upcoming game Mortal Kombat 1 by NetherRealm Studios.
- Nitara, the Vampire of Outworld, has appeared in multiple Mortal Kombat games and was portrayed by Mel Jarnson in the 2021 live action film.
- Rumors about Nitara's return were fueled by leaked footage. Megan Fox's involvement adds to the anticipation, with the actress expressing excitement about the role.
Megan Fox enters the MK universe, as the sultry actress is confirmed to voice the warrior vampire Nitara in NetherRealm Studios' upcoming Mortal Kombat 1.
The Vampire of Outworld Nitara first appeared in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance released in 2002. She would later return in Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition, Mortal Kombat: Deception, Mortal Kombat: Unchained, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, and Mortal Kombat 11, either as a cameo or a playable character. Nitara was also portrayed by Thai-Australian actress Mel Jarnson in the 2021 live action Mortal Kombat movie.
Ed Boon himself confirmed the casting of Megan Fox as the sultry and lethal vampire Nitara in Mortal Kombat 1. The announcement includes a short trailer with an interview of the Hollywood actress and gameplay clips of Nitara in action.
Nitara Konfirmed. pic.twitter.com/owV2CnxZ4s
— Ed Boon (@noobde) September 6, 2023
The gameplay showcases her brutal flying and claw attacks. There are also interesting dialogue interactions with Ashrah and Kung Lao, with the latter seemingly an Easter Egg reference to Megan Fox's horror-comedy film from 2009, Jennifer's Body.
Rumors about Nitara returning for Mortal Kombat 1 swirled after leaked footage showed Nitara (as well as Motaro and Reiko) spread on social media. Ed Boon would later discuss about the characters in MK1, confirming the leak.
However, it was not revealed at the time who the voice actress would be for Nitara. Interestingly, the reveal of Megan Fox as Nitara comes within the day of the full roster for MK1 apparently being leaked online.
For her role as Nitara in Mortal Kombat 1, Megan Fox had this to say:
She comes from this weird realm. She is a type of vampire creature. She's evil, but she's also good. She's trying to save her people.
I really like her. She's a vampire. Which obviously [laughs] resonates for whatever reason. It's cool to be in the game, you know? Because I'm not really just voicing it, it'll be like… she's kind of me.
Fox added why she accepted the role when the opportunity arose:
I think it's just an opportunity that anybody would want. Because we did all grow up playing the game, and it is one of the greatest video games of all time.
What do you think about Nitara returning in the roster of Mortal Kombat 1? Do you think Megan Fox is a good fit for the voice of the Vampire of Outworld? Sound off in the comments section below.
About Mortal Kombat 1:
A new era has begun. It's In Our Blood. Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by the Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and fatalities!
Mortal Kombat 1 is set for Early Access release for those who purchased the deluxe editions on September 14, 2023 and the standard release on September 19. The upcoming lethal fighting game from NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Games will be available for the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows PC.