Mortal Kombat is set to get a sequel written by Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater.
New Line is moving forward with a Mortal Kombat sequel. After debuting the film to mostly positive reviews early last year, talks of a sequel and various spin-offs began. Details were slim at the time but Deadline has now learned that Mortal Kombat 2 is officially a go. The franchise’s second outing will be written by Jeremy Slater, who most recently penned Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight series for Marvel Studios.
The first trailer for Moon Knight was an absolute riot, teasing a very different, almost paranoiac story for the family-friendly Marvel Studios. Clearly, the brass at New Line was impressed as Jeremy Slater appears to be replacing previous Mortal Kombat writer Greg Russo. Slater is well-known for his horror projects and is set to make his directorial debut with next year’s Thread.
Details on the forthcoming sequel are slim but fans can expect to see the iconic Mortal Kombat tournament on the big screen. The first film notably didn’t wholly feature the tournament, so it’ll be exciting to see a modern take on the fighting championship.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
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.
Directed by Simon McQuoid from a script written by Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Josh Lawson as Kano, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena and Elissa Cadwell as Nitara. Lewis Tan is also on board as a new edition to the franchise Cole Young.
Mortal Kombat is available on HBO Max. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Mortal Kombat franchise as we learn it and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content!