Wing 4 Actors Test Their Might
Two actors from Wing Commander IV appear in the new season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Mark Dacascos (Troy "Catscratch" Carter) plays Kung Lao, a shaolin monk who was introduced in Mortal Kombat II (1993) and is buddies with Liu Kang. Van Dien appeared briefly in Wing 4 but is best known for playing Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers. In MK: Legacy he plays B-film actor Johnny Cage. MTV has published interviews with Van Dien and Dacascos that both mention their Wing Commander appearances. You can watch the live-action Mortal Kombat show on YouTube.
He has nothing but good things to say about director Kevin Tancharoen ("He's got a great eye, he's really funny, he's a great director"), but more than that, the actor gets warm and fuzzy talking about the team working on the film: its stunt coordinator Garrett Warren is one of his best friends and he counts producer Lance Sloane and actor Mark Dacascos as family friends (he and Dacascos has roles in the Sierra PC space shooter "Wing Commander IV" together). He jokes that his son was a frequent presence on set, playing the original "Mortal Kombat" theme song, giving the whole project a real tight-knit vibe.Speaking of WC4 actors, Chris Mulkey/Hawk appears in Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks in theaters now!
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