Mortal Kombat Movie Sequel Officially Greenlit
The television and film industries have made it clear that adapting video game franchises for the small and big screens is a big part of their future. This year alone will see the likes of Nathan Drake, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Super Mario in theaters. One of the biggest success stories for video game films in recent memory was last year’s Mortal Kombat reboot movie. The film was one of the first box office successes back after the pandemic began and its ending left room for a sequel. Now, New Line has officially greenlit a Mortal Kombat movie sequel and has even brought a new writer on board.
Deadline has reported on the news that New Line’s new pursuit of a Mortal Kombat movie sequel. It appears that the sequel is greenlit, with a new screenwriter being hired to pen the script for the project. The writing job is going to Jeremy Slater, who most recently known for Marvel’s upcoming Moon Knight series coming soon to Disney Plus. His other work also includes the film Uprising and the Umbrella Academy series for Netflix as well.
No other specific details about the Mortal Kombat movie sequel have been given, but the previous film’s surviving characters and their respective actors from the first film are likely to return. This would include Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion. Alongside the news, actor Lewis Tan, who portrays protagonist Cole Young, has been sharing hype and cryptic messages about the sequel on his various social media accounts.
— Lewis Tan (@TheLewisTan) January 26, 2022
Hopefully, more is revealed soon, such as the casting choice for Johnny Cage, a fan-favorite series character that was teased at the end of the first film. Personally, I can’t wait to see a big-name Hollywood actor play a fictional big-name actor who punches people in the groin whilst doing the splits.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.