Hollywood dealt its first blows to the Mortal Kombat franchise in 1995 and 1997, and last year unveiled the long-awaited Mortal Kombat reboot for both movie theaters and HBO Max subscribers. This third strike was met by critics better than its predecessors, and at the beginning of the year, the WB officially gave the green light to Mortal Kombat 2. Today it became known that the sequel took another big step forward by returning the director.
Simon Mcquoyd, who made his directorial debut in the feature film Mortal Kombat, will again take over the reins in Mortal Kombat 2. The director’s chair. This update follows the January news that Jeremy Slater of The Umbrella Academy is writing the script for Mortal Kombat 2, taking over the duties that Greg Russo and Dave Callaham performed in the first film.
More than a decade after plans for a third Mortal Kombat movie set in the original film series fell through, Warner Bros. The development of the reboot began, and in 2016 Simon Mcquoyd, who mainly shot commercials, was appointed director. By April 2021, Mortal Kombat took first place at the box office and remains one of the most popular HBO Max feature films. In addition to Mortal Kombat 2, Mcquoyd is working on a number of other projects, including the sci-fi thriller Omega for Sony.
The Mortal Kombat reboot followed Cole Young, played by Lewis Tan, a former MMA fighter who found out about his true origins when he was hunted by Sub-Zero Joe Taslima, and joined an elite group of fighters preparing for a tournament to defend the Earthly Kingdom from the invading forces of the Outside World. Other main Mortal Kombat players were Jessica McNamee as Sony Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mehkad Brooks as Jax Briggs, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Chin Han as Shang Tsung and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion. .
In addition to the fact that a real combat tournament is expected to finally appear in Mortal Kombat 2, no specific details of the plot have been reported to the public yet. Back in May, Jeremy Slater said that the script was half—finished, and that the goal of the sequel is to take everything that worked in the first film and “make it even better and give the audience even more, and make something that’s just incredibly enjoyable, really exciting and unpredictable.” Mortal Kombat also teased the appearance of fan favorite Johnny Cage, and on this occasion Slater said he wanted to present the “final version” of the character.
Now that Simon Mcquoyd is resuming his duties as director of Mortal Kombat 2, hopefully this means that sequel updates will appear more frequently, including information about new actors and when filming will begin. In the meantime, keep an eye on what’s on the cinematic horizon, with our release schedule for 2022 and release schedule for 2023.