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Old 01-26-22, 11:44 AM
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Mortal Kombat 2 (D: McQuoid)

Producer Todd Garner of the reboot of Mortal Kombat just posted this. No other info though.

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The potential was there and I didn't hate the reboot but it could be much much much better very easily.
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EXCLUSIVE: New Line is getting back into a fighting stance on a sequel to Mortal Kombat, the action adventure film based on the blockbuster video game franchise. The studio has hired Jeremy Slater to write Mortal Kombat 2.

Slater was head writer on the Marvel/Disney+ series Moon Knight, which stars Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke and Gaspard Ulliel, the French actor who last week died in a skiing accident after the series’ first season had been completed. Slater is also writing to direct Thread for Screen Gems, with James Wan and Atomic Monster producing. His recent scripting credits include the Netflix/21 Laps film Uprising with Travis Knight directing, and adapted Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers for Universal and James Wan. He also developed The Umbrella Academy for Netflix/UCP/Dark Horse and was creator and co-showrunner of The Exorcist on Fox.

Based on the Ed Boon and John Tobias-created video game phenomenon. The last film was released in April 2021 during the pandemic, simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max opening number one at the box office and ranking among the top feature titles ever on HBO Max since the platform launched. The film was directed by Simon McQuoid, who produced with Todd Garner, E. Bennett Walsh and James Wan. In last year’s action-fest, an MMA fighter sought out Earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld. It was a battle for the universe. No other deals are locked at this point. Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin and Tadanobu Asano headed the cast.

Slater is repped by UTA, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and McKuin, Frankel Whitehead LLP.
https://deadline.com/2022/01/mortal-...er-1234920121/
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re: Mortal Kombat 2 (D: McQuoid)

Originally Posted by RichC2
The potential was there and I didn't hate the reboot but it could be much much much better very easily.
Agreed. I actually liked the reboot from last year well enough, but it had some flaws. I think with some tweaks itís got potential.

Make the tournament the focus is the obvious thing, and while I didnít hate the lead actor I would prefer one of the actual game characters be the main focus. Johnny Cage would make sense as he was teased. Plus he just makes sense as a bridge between our world and that of the games to be the main character.
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I'm sure they want a bigger name.... but give me Scott Adkins as Johnny Cage.
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It'll suck ass, too.

"It's a birthmark. He was born with it."

You don't fucking say.
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Last year felt like a Pilot episode into this universe. Wasn't great by any means, but I'm down for more
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Will there be an actual tournament this time?
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They'll never give this franchise the budget it deserves.
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Last movie looked just fine on the special effects, they just needed a better story, and more fighting.
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Originally Posted by E Unit
Last movie looked just fine on the special effects, they just needed a better story, and more fighting.
Like Jaytl's post said, it felt like a pilot episode. It looked very cheaply made. I'm a huge fan of MK and I always have to lower my expectations but it is frustrating that MK never gets its due in movie format.
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Hopefully, it's a prequel with Kung Lao and Liu Kang.
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No one outside the fans of the game know about them, so just plop them into a sequel. And I was referring the budget being plenty big enough for what they gave us. That was way more then a pilot, but less than a really good reboot movie.
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Mortal Kombat 2 in the works

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The last one was terrible. The two recent WB animated films were so much better.
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re: Mortal Kombat 2 (D: McQuoid)

Should probably update the title that Simon McQuoid is returning as director for the sequel.

At least they got a better writer for the sequel, Jeremy Slater, who created Umbrella Academy, Moon Knight and the FOX Exorcist TV series.

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Re: Mortal Kombat 2 (D: McQuoid)

Should’ve got Adkins…

Karl Urban is in final talks to star as fan-favorite character “Johnny Cage” in the sequel to New Line’s hit 2021 action adventure “Mortal Kombat” based on the blockbuster video-game franchise.

Simon McQuoid, who directed the 2021 film, is set to return. Jeremy Slater (“Moon Knight,” “The Umbrella Academy”) wrote the screenplay for the sequel.
https://www.thewrap.com/mortal-komba...or-karl-urban/
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Does Urban even practice martial arts? I tried Googling the answer but found nothing.
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Re: Mortal Kombat 2 (D: McQuoid)

Big Urban fan, but he does not fit the role at all.
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Originally Posted by bchbdaddy
Big Urban fan, but he does not fit the role at all.
Agreed, I just can't see it. He often surprises though, so I'll happily eat my words if he can make it work.
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While I wasnít impressed with the first film, Iím still interested in what the sequel has to offer.

Gabriel Basso (The Night Agent) should have been considered for Johnny Cage. He does taekwondo, kickboxing, and Muay Thai. And he did all of his own fighting stunts in The Night Agent.

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Originally Posted by bchbdaddy
Big Urban fan, but he does not fit the role at all.
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Agreed, I just can't see it. He often surprises though, so I'll happily eat my words if he can make it work.
He can be a bit of a chameleon when he wants to be. So, performance-wise I can see this working. But I can't picture him doing Johnny Cage's moveset. Then again, that didn't hold back Linden Ashby (a last minute replacement for Brandon Lee) in the 1995 original.
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Urban will add some much needed Star power to the movie, whether he technically fits the character or not. Iím sure thatís all the filmmakers are focusing on.
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Re: Mortal Kombat 2 (D: McQuoid)

Adkins would have been a good Johnny Cage and he's a trained martial artist. Who knows if he even received an audition invite for this.

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