We reported earlier that executives at New Line have green-lighted plans to make a sequel to their 2021 “Mortal Kombat” reboot, following a generally successful performance at both the box office and on HBO Max, where it premiered.
In January, Jeremy Slater – the head writer for Disney+’s upcoming Marvel series “Moon Knight” was hired to write the film.
Although there’s no confirmation on the cast or the new characters that might be joining in, star Lewis Tan – who led the first movie as an original character, Cole Young – is excited to get back to working on the forthcoming movie.
“You ain’t seen nothing yet! You ain’t seen nothing yet! We’re just starting to build this world,” Tan told TooFab when asked how they’ll up the ante in the sequel.
“That was just the intro. There’s so much to do in that Mortal Kombat franchise, the Mortal Kombat world, the characters. We’re just getting started, that was nothing,” he continued. “That was the introduction, wait until you see what we’re going to do next.”
The actor went on to praise the film’s “amazing writer,” before promising that “we’re gonna bring in lots of fan favorite characters and we’re gonna make it way crazier than the first one.”
However, while the “Fistful Vengeance” actor said he “of course” knows which fighters will pop up in the next movie, he couldn’t confirm any just yet.
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“When the movie was finished, we talked about who we wanted to see. I wanna see Kitana. I wanna see Smoke. I wanna see Nightwolf,” he teased, before adding, “Obviously, we wanna see Johnny Cage.”
Cage has been a fan-favourite character in the Mortal Kombat universe and featured in the original Mortal Kombat movie series. He’s an action star fighting on the side of Earthrealm and will likely be an integral part of the second film, as Tan’s character was seen heading to Los Angeles at the end of the first one to recruit him.
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