Kevin Tancharoen returning?

Disclaimer: Not an April Fools joke.

Fresh off The Gable 5, his latest short film for Machinima starring Eliza Dushku, Inquisitr is reporting that Kevin Tancharoen is still trying to get Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 3 made. He told Inquisitr:
We are starting to talk about it [Legacy Season 3] literally this week (knock on wood). I’m starting to talk to Warner Bros. and the video game creators, so hopefully we can see it through.
Shortly after Season 2 of Mortal Kombat Legacy premiered in September 2013,  Tancharoen said that he wasn’t interested in resuming his spot in the director’s chair for a third season. He would later drop out of WB’s Mortal Kombat feature film as well. 

However, due to Season 2 leaving off with a major cliffhanger and the director citing that they “pissed off way too many people”, it appears that (along with Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon) Tancharoen plans to meet with Warner Bros. and chat about “figuring it out.” The director would go on to say that he believes there are still many more stories to tell in the Legacy universe:
With Legacy Season 1, it was kind of a big experiment. No one has done it before, and we didn’t know if should be an anthology or connected. We did the first one as an anthology and the second one more serialized. In the future, it will definitely be more connected and more cohesive…. We all feel right now that we have such a trajectory to the series. There are so many more stories to tell in that format.
There still has been no update yet on the Mortal Kombat reboot feature film which is supposed to coincide with the release of the next Mortal Kombat video game.

This is good news for fans of Legacy. I think there needs to be a Season 3 to tie up all of the loose ends Season 2 created and neatly wrap everything up. And since Legacy has been and always will be Tancharoen’s baby, he’s truthfully the only person that should helm Season 3. However, what does this mean for the Mortal Kombat reboot movie? Will this further delay production? I think at this point Legacy has to be treated as a separate entity and not a companion piece from what will become of the feature film. I would expect Legacy to be wrapped up in Season 3 and a whole new “canon” started with the film (and almost certainly a new production team). This seems to be going backwards from what the original idea was, but, its almost a necessity to get the feature film out of developmental hell.

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