Earthrealm is gearing up for another battle against the savages of Outworld in the upcoming Mortal Kombat sequel, and we now have a first look at the talented cast who will bring this epic showdown to life.
As cameras roll in Australia, producer Todd Garner took to his Twitter account to treat fans to an image of the cast sharing a meal together at a local restaurant.
The photo not only confirms Karl Urban's casting as fan favorite Johnny Cage but also includes the returning stars Mehcad Brooks, Jessica McNamee, and Ludi Lin, along with new additions Ana Thu Nguyen, Tati Gabrielle, and Adeline Rudolph.
But interestingly, key actors from the first film, such as Hiroyuki Sanada, Joe Taslim, and Lewis Tan, along with the recently announced Martyn Ford as Shao Kahn, were noticeably absent from the image. Earlier, Garner shared a picture on Twitter showing a lantern resembling the one seen on the pit bridge in the game, sparking a debate online about the film's plot.
Todd Garner has also made a firm commitment to deliver a superior sequel based on the valuable feedback he's received from fans. Nevertheless, he has made it crystal clear that he will not tolerate online trolls, stating that any form of abuse will result in immediate blocking.
Off we go! I’m thrilled to start & trust me, we’ve listened. We’ve learned from the mistakes & are committed to making the best MK2 possible. I, 100% support everyone’s right to their opinion, but I have the right not to be abused & will block you. So…let’s have an amazing ride!
As of writing, the release date for Mortal Kombat 2 is still under wraps. However, with filming set to conclude in September, it's likely that we can expect the highly anticipated sequel to hit theaters sometime in 2024.
Speaking of Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios has made the bold decision to reboot the entire game franchise once again. The upcoming installment, aptly named Mortal Kombat 1, is slated for release on September 19, and according to a reliable leaker, we can expect a roster of 19 confirmed characters.