To say that at first the main pairup was Sub-Zero and Batman, Every bit of promo art I've seen since has featured Scorpion and Batman.
Anyway this looks awesome. I want it framed on my living room wall above my fireplace. If I had a fireplace.
Hehee... Some good stuff coming out of this game. One things for sure, if MK doesn't pick up some good art tips after this it never will. Some of the artwork coming out of this game has been better then a lot of the suff from the previous games.
Yes Scorp's was the first render, but that was quite a while after the teaser trailer, which as you said didn't even have the finalized version of Sub-Zero yet. So I suspect they just took the most iconic character they had that looked done and made a trailer outta him.