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‘Will Johnny Cage Be the Lead?’: Mortal Kombat Sequel Officially in the Works Despite Forgettable Reboot, Fans Want New Line to Not Make Same Mistake Again


Back to back just after the recent Mortal Kombat pic hyped at the box office, Another one is ready to get back into the arena with a success. According to reports, it conveys that Simon McQuoid is all set to come back as the director for the sequel to the 2021 action-adventure blockbuster.

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Mortal Kombat 2021
Mortal Kombat 2021

If we talk about, Mortal Kombat it was McQuoid’s feature directorial debut and was broadcasted in theaters and on HBO Max during the pandemic phase in April 2021. This was rated as No. 1 at the Box Office and scored among the top feature names ever on HBO Max since the platform was introduced.

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‘Mortal Kombat’ Director Simon McQuoid Set to Return for Sequel

Simon McQuoid is returning for the Mortal Kombat sequel
Simon McQuoid is returning for the Mortal Kombat sequel

This movie surrounds a concept of a global video game event created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. According to reports, Jeremy Slater is writing the screenplay. Earlier this was produced by Atomic Monster’s James Wan, Broken Road Production’s Todd Garner, Simon McQuoid, and E. Bennett Walsh. Simon McQuoid directed the screenplay along with Greg Russo and Dave Callaham, and the story was followed by Oren Uziel and Russo. Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Jeremy Stein, and Larry Kasanoff assisted as the executive producers.

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Only a few details are currently known about the team behind the upcoming sequel and McQuoid returning to direct. Earlier the film was ended with an open path forward for the franchise as the titular challenge does not happen within the events of the first movie. However, a post-credits scene also teased a glimpse of the character Johnny Cage in a sequel.

Johnny Cage Will Be a Big Part of Mortal Kombat 2 Says Producer

Mortal Kombat sequel confirms Johnny Cage's involvement
Mortal Kombat sequel confirms Johnny Cage’s involvement

The one who played Jax revealed to Inverse that Johnny Cage would be a big asset to a Mortal Kombat sequel.

“if we’re blessed and lucky to have one. Our strength is our diversity,” he said. “We have so many characters from all over the world and actors around the world. Our Japanese thunder god is played by a Japanese person. Normalizing the diversity of heroes is good for our society, and adding Johnny Cage to the mix is going to be a good thing.”

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The producer also said that classic Johnny Cage would be perfect in a hypothetical Mortal Kombat 2, which he wants to happen, he added:

“Johnny Cage is obviously the elephant in the room, and there’s a number of reasons why Johnny Cage was problematic in this particular movie out of the gate. One, he’s a very big personality, right? He needs his own space. It’s very hard to just throw him in a movie, like I said, with Kano. So, taking him out was very easy not only for the movie, but for the sequel. I want to make a sequel, and I’ve now got Johnny Cage, which hasn’t been used in the first one. So, I have a big stick and carrot that maybe they’ll let me have a Johnny Cage real presence in the second one.”

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There is no news of when we can expect to see Mortal Kombat 2. You can watch the 2021 film now on HBO Max.


Written by Shreeparna Das