Mortal Kombat 2 may have found its Johnny Cage: The boys And Dred Actor Karl Urban is reportedly in talks to join the sequel to the video game movie.
According The envelope (opens in a new tab), Urban is currently in “final talks” for the iconic role of MK. Cage, a larger-than-life Hollywood star, first appeared in the original Mortal Kombat in 1992 and has been a mainstay ever since – even appearing in the pair of ’90s films, played by Linden Ashby and Chris Conrad respectively. .
The first one mortal combat The movie teased Cage’s impending arrival in its post-credits scene. In it, hero Cole Young (Lewis Tan) reveals he’s heading to Hollywood – which heavily implies he’s meeting Cage.
It was also revealed that the director of the 2021 film, Simon McQuoid, is returning for the sequel. He will be working on a screenplay written by Jeremy Slater (moon knight).
There are, however, avid fans on social media who had their sights set on another face for Johnny Cage. WWE wrestler The Miz has long been a fan favorite to play the role of Cage, with a writer on Twitter (opens in a new tab): “He was born for this role.” Another added (opens in a new tab)“Casting Karl Urban to play a guy The Miz literally modeled his entire gimmick on is on par with Chris Pratt being Mario.”
Mortal Kombat 2 is set to begin filming next month. On the gaming side, an incredibly cryptic teaser has apparently confirmed the existence of Mortal Kombat 12.
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