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Fans Bow to Perfect Kitana Casting as Resident Evil Star Adeline Rudolph Joins Mortal Kombat 2: “Finally a perfect cast”

Fans Bow to Perfect Kitana Casting as Resident Evil Star Adeline Rudolph Joins Mortal Kombat 2: "Finally a perfect cast"

Simon McQuoid brought the hit game series Mortal Kombat to the big screen with his 2021 live-action adaptation of the game. The film was released two years ago and followed by the revelation that the makers are working on a sequel to the fantasy adventure. Karl Urban, along with other actors, is reportedly associated with the sequel and is expected to portray the lead character of Johnny Cage in the sequel.

Mortal Kombat (2021)
Mortal Kombat (2021)

Recent updates regarding the project revealed that Resident Evil actress, Adeline Rudolph, has also joined the cast of the sequel. The fans seem quite supportive of the casting, as they claim that Rudolph is perfect for portraying Kitana in the sequel.

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Adeline Rudolph Joined the Cast of Mortal Kombat 2

As per The Hollywood Reporter, 28-year-old actress Adeline Rudolph has joined the cast of the Mortal Kombat sequel. The director of the 2021 film, Simon McQuoid, is also working on the sequel, and The Boys star Karl Urban has joined the cast as the lead character, Johnny Cage.

Adeline Rudolph
Adeline Rudolph

Rudolph will star as Kitana in the sequel, who was introduced in Mortal Kombat 2 and has become one of the signature characters of the game. She uses cutthroat steel fans as her weapon and was last portrayed by Talisa Soto in the 1995 live-action movie.

Jeremy Slater is working on the script of the sequel that will follow the martial arts fighters defending the Earthrealm from the Outworld. The 2021 film was released in theatres and streaming platform HBO Max at the same time during the pandemic.

Kitana in Mortal Kombat game
Kitana in Mortal Kombat game

It did pretty well in theatres, considering it was released during the pandemic and is among HBO Max’s biggest hits. And with Rudolph’s casting, the anticipation for the sequel has taken rise, as fans believe that Adeline Rudolph is the perfect actress to portray Kitana.

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Fans Approve of Adeline Rudolph as Kitana

Adeline Rudolph has been seen in the popular Netflix series Resident Evil and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Fans are sharing positive response toward Adeline Rudolph’s casting as Kitana, as they claim that she is the perfect actress to portray the character in the Mortal Kombat sequel.

Adeline Rudolph in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Adeline Rudolph in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

They shared their excitement, saying that Rudolph’s casting is “perfect 1000%” for the role of Kitana. While fans are happy with the Hong Kong-born actress taking over the role, many also seemed confused if she would also be portraying Mileena as she and Kitana are twins.

Mileena was portrayed by Sisi Stringer in the 2021 movie. Fans are still hyped up for the sequel and are looking forward to seeing Adeline Rudolph as Kitana. The release updates regarding the sequel are not official yet.

Mortal Kombat (2021) is available on HBO Max.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.