Mortal Kombat 2 producer Todd Garner recently revealed that principal photography had wrapped on the upcoming sequel, and star Karl Urban has now confirmed that he’s filmed his last scene as Johnny Cage with a new Instagram snap (via GameFragger.com).
The Boys and Star Trek actor doesn’t appear to be in full costume as the fan-favorite MK character, but we can probably expect Cage to have the same the clean-shaven look and hairstyle (Urban was spotted with blonde streaks in earlier photos, but they don’t seem to be as pronounced here).
The cocky Hollywood actor turned heroic freedom fighter’s debut was set up at the end of the first movie when Cole Young (Lewis Tan) told his fellow kombatants that he knew someone “out in LA” that could aid them in the impending rematch against the forces of Outworld.
Garner has been sharing some fairly revealing behind-the-scenes photos, but we have yet to see an official still, and the producer recently made it clear that it’ll be quite a while before a trailer is released.
The first movie didn’t exactly achieve a flawless victory at the box office, but it performed well enough – especially as one of the first major Covid-era releases with a day-and-date streaming debut – to warrant a sequel, and cameras have been rolling in Australia since last June.
The sequel will also see the debut of some other new heroes and villains from the long-running video game series. Martyn Ford (Red Sonja) will play villainous Outworld emperor Shao Kahn, Desmond Chiam (Joy Ride) will take on the role of Edenian King Jerrod, Ana Thu Nguyen (Suka) is on board as Queen Sindel, and Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time In Hollywood) will portray Netherrealm demon Quan Chi.
Pretty much all of the main characters – even the ones that were (seemingly) killed off – from the first movie will return, with Lewis Tan back as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero, and Max Huang as Kung Lao.
“Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe.”
Simon McQuoid is back in the director’s chair, this time working from a from Jeremy Slater. James Wan is producing alongside McQuoid, Todd Garner, Michael Clear, and E. Bennett Walsh.
The Mortal Kombat sequel hasn’t been given an official release date.