So The First Mortal Kombat Film Turned 20, Mortal Kombat X Occurs 20 Years After Mortal Kombat (2011)!
What pretty much slipped my mind is that the Mortal Kombat film (which premiered last August 18, 1995) had turned 20 yesterday. So really, the coincidence is Mortal Kombat X (the current generation consoles) got released last April 14, 2015, the game takes place 20 years after Mortal Kombat (2011), with new generation fighters. So here's a bit of what I also thought about was pretty much coincidental.
Johnny Cage's Mortal Kombat X bio states that Johnny Cage is 50 something. Guess what? Linden Ashby the very actor who portrayed the character way back is already 55 years old and has two daughters one born in 1991 and the other born in 1992. Judging by their ages, they would be 24 and 23 respectively, perhaps the same age as Cassie Cage. On the other hand, Brigitte Wilson-Sampras has two sons born last 2002 and 2005 and she is only 41 years old as of present.
In Mortal Kombat X where intros will vary per character, I still can't help but notice a bit of Johnny Cage and Goro. Now for the game's canon, we know that Mortal Kombat's storyline had Liu Kang defeat Goro in both their past lives (first game) and next lives (the reboot game). However when Johnny Cage faces Goro, he makes two references to the film. Johnny Cage tells Goro about the sunglasses in the first interaction, the second interaction has Johnny Cage saying, "Heading for a fall Goro." If you remember how it went in the film, Goro crushed Johnny Cage's sunglasses. Later, Goro was outsmarted and fell into a cliff.