New Line Cinema y Warner Bros. they have going Mortal Kombat 2sequel to Mortal Kombat (2021), which began filming this week under the direction of Simon McQuoidand dash of Jeremy Slater (Moon Knightserie The Exorcist).
The producer James Wan He was in charge of publicizing the news about the start of filming, through a story published on his official Instagram where we took a look at the clapperboard of the film:
Returning cast members for the sequel include Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Play Him, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanaday Max Huang. The new additions are Karl Urban as Johnny Cage, Tati Gabrielle like Jade, Adeline Rudolph like Kitana. In addition Martyn Ford (The Sandman, Red Sonja), Desmond Chiam (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Joy Ride), Ana Thu Nguyen (Criticism), y Damon Herriman (Mindhunter, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). Ford will play Emperor Shao Kahn, with Chiam as the Edenian King Jerrod, Nguyen as Queen Sindel, and Herriman as Quan Chi.
At the moment the details of the plot are kept secret, although the casting could be giving us some clues.
James Wan, Michael Clear producen para Atomic Monster, con Todd Garner, McQuoid y E. Bennett Walsh produciendo para Broken Road Productions.
The 2021 film focused its plot on the greatest champions on Earth called to fight against the enemies of Outworld in a tournament for the fate of the planet:
“MMA fighter Cole Young, used to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage, or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his greatest warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. . Fearing for the safety of his family, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade in the direction of Jax, a Special Forces commander who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with.
But will Cole be pushed enough to unlock his arcana, the immense power of his soul, in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
The film was released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max (now Max) under the strategy implemented in those instances by Warner Bros. It accumulated $83.6 million dollars in the global box office, and generated almost 4 million views in the streamer during its opening weekend, becoming the most watched WB original movie on Max.