In the United Kingdom, the Mortal Kombat movie is now available on HBO Max and on-demand. The Mortal Kombat movie is a fatality-filled, spectacular take on the fighting genre, as one would expect from an R-rated adaptation of one of the bloodiest, most iconic arcade games ever produced. Yes, the plot is a little too simple for a hero narrative, but the action is a lot of fun.
Following Simon McQuoid’s take on the legendary battle world, Warner Bros.‘ 2021 relaunch of Mortal Kombat may earn a sequel – or a full series – and curiosity in the details of what follows next will be at an all-time high. There’s already a great set-up for more in the Mortal Kombat film world, and Mortal Kombat 2 would introduce at least one controversially disregarded character from the first chapter.
Mortal Kombat: Resurrection became the beloved franchise’s third live-action film, addressing many of the flaws in the original – which has now become a cult classic – and the more problematic Annihilation sequel from 1997. It sticks to a generally true adaption model that brings classic characters to life while also expanding the mythos with the inclusion of new enigmatic figure Cole Young, whose identity sparked a lot of conjecture before the film’s release.
With his tale created and the world’s mythology established, the next step may be expansion into other planets and a build-up to the universe-spanning tournament at the center of this universe’s lore.
Is there going to be a sequel? There’s clearly enough promise in Mortal Kombat’s narrative to support numerous sequels, let alone spin-offs, but if it doesn’t, it won’t be for a lack of source material. There are signs that there will be more, which is good news for fans of the franchise and Simon McQuoid’s film. Everything that you need to discover about Mortal Kombat 2 is right here.
Mortal Combat: What Happened in Climax?
Lewis Tan defeats the four-armed Goro and saves his own family after discovering his arcana — a supernatural power that only people with a dragon tattoo can access. The group resolves to compel Shang Tsung’s soldiers to battle in the Mortal Kombat tournament after Raiden joins Earthrealm’s heroes in the Void.
Sonya tracks down the laser-eyed Kano and swiftly dispatches him, adopting his dragon tattoo and so gaining access to arcana. Kabal and Reiko are pursued by Liu Kang and Jax. Elsewhere, Cole is battling Mileena’s toothiness until Sonya comes and blows a hole in Mileena’s body.
Sub Zero then appears and brings Cole to a cold area, having seized Cole’s previously rescued family. Cole is fighting Sub Zero when his ancestor, Hanzo Hasashi, arrives from the Netherrealm as the specter Scorpion and the two of them team together to slay Sub Zero.
Raiden appears with his fellow champions, and Scorpion vanishes. Shang Tsung, who pledges to return with his army, stares them down. Cole returns to the gym a few days later, but departs for “Hollywood,” with the camera lingering on a poster of a specific movie star: Johnny Cage.
Mortal Combat 2: What Could Expect from Mortal Combat Sequel?
The conclusion of Mortal Kombat lays the stage for more Shang Tsung invasions as he attempts to utilize his Outworld supporters to prevent a fair Mortal Kombat tournament and his own impending loss. With this in mind, Cole Young and his other Earthrealm champions are dispatched to find new champions, starting with series favorite Johnny Cage, whom Young chases to Hollywood.
However, Shang Tsung would most likely retreat to his own world to lick his wounds and rebuild his own crew, maybe in the hopes of resurrecting his most fearsome warrior, Sub-Zero. However, it has been revealed that a true Mortal Kombat tournament will be featured in the Mortal Kombat 2 film, which will undoubtedly please many fans who were disappointed by its lack.
Mortal Combat 2: Will It Happening?
While there has been no official confirmation of a Mortal Kombat sequel, it appears to be a foregone conclusion. While Mortal Kombat 2021 wasn’t a box office smash, it performed admirably by pandemic standards, especially for an R-rated film. The fact that Mortal Kombat proved to be a big success on HBO Max must mean a lot to Warner Bros. and New Line. Although theatre grosses were likely insufficient to cover the film’s costs, they did cover them and then some, but the fact that Mortal Kombat was a tremendous hit on HBO Max must have meant a lot to Warner Bros. and New Line.
Mortal Combat 2: Expected Cast Details
Despite the deaths of numerous key characters in Mortal Kombat, Lewis Tan’s Cole Young, Jessica McNamee’s Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks’ Jax, Tadanobu Asano’s Raiden, Ludi Lin’s Liu Kang, and potentially Hiroyuki Sanada’s Scorpion will all return in the sequel. Scorpion will very certainly return if Joe Taslim returns for several sequels. Then there’s Chin Han’s Shang Tsung, who will most likely remain the major antagonist.
Meanwhile, WWE superstar The Miz has expressed interest in portraying Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 2. Ryan Reynolds was reportedly believed to be in the running for the role of Cage, only to convert the rumors into a funny commercial for his Mint Mobile phone company. In any case, it’s been confirmed that the Hollywood bad boy will have a role in the sequel.
Mortal Combat 2: Will Mileena, Goro and Sub Zero Return?
In the Mortal Kombat universe, death does not last forever. Scorpion, as we’ve seen, is capable of resurrecting despite being killed hundreds of years ago. We watch Shang Tsung’s minions dying in black smoke as he is defeated and sent to the Outworld – a clue that, indeed, they will return if Mortal Kombat 2 is made.
Mortal Combat 2: Release Date Info
Mortal Kombat was delayed by Covid after it took decades to reach the screen. A sequel is unlikely to take as long to reach the big screen. If the original’s production is any indication, a two-year turnaround isn’t out of the question, even allowing for a longer post-production phase than McQuoid’s initial four-month filming plan. So, 2023 isn’t completely out of the question.
For what it’s worth, many Mortal Kombat sequels and spinoffs are currently being developed, according to sources. This is mostly owing to the film’s HBO Max debut being one of the most successful in the service’s history, implying that Warner Bros. would likely priorities a Mortal Kombat sequel.
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