Despite what he says in the first Terminator movie, Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be back to voice the Mortal Kombat 11 T-800 that’s found its way into the roster as a guest character. Despite having his face, the killer robot from the future will not have Arnold’s voice, though we don’t know who’s replacing him.
Considering that Mortal Kombat 11’s story involves timeline shenanigans, it’s only natural that one of the most well-known time travelers in cinema is picked as a guest character. The T-800 came into the game alongside Joker from the Batman comics, and Todd McFarlane’s hellish superhero Spawn.
A new Terminator movie called Terminator: Dark Fate, which will feature Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Edward Furlong reprising their roles as Sarah Connor, the T-800, and John Connor will be coming out on October 23, so that’s also a likely reason why the Terminator is included.
Alongside the non-Kombat guest characters, past Mortal Kombat fighters Nightwolf, Sindel, and Shang Tsung will also be coming in the pack, when they had originally been missing from the collision of timelines that made up Mortal Kombat 11’s story mode.
The reason behind why the Mortal Kombat 11 T-800 doesn’t have Arnold’s voice (despite there likely being a large number of various phrases from him that they could cut together) hasn’t actually been revealed yet by NetherRealm Studios.
Considering that despite his age and lackluster performance in past movies Arnold is still a highly paid and respected actor, the most obvious and most likely reason behind him not coming in to voice his most iconic role is a simple lack of money for NetherRealm to hire him.
While Nightwolf and Shang Tsung are already available, the Mortal Kombat 11 T-800 will be releasing on October 8, while the other characters will be coming out at other dates. Sindel will be coming on November 26, Joker on January 28, and Spawn on March 17.