Mortal Kombat is back with a new sequel to the film, and Simon Mcquoyd is reportedly set to direct again.
According to a Deadline report, the recent Mortal Kombat reboot will be removed and sent back to the arena after the amazing box office success. The report expects the sequel to be written by Moon Knight head writer Jeremy Slater.
Released last year, the film “Mortal Kombat” became McQuoid’s debut director and confidently dominated the box office when it was released in theaters and on HBO Max last 2021.
Surprisingly, the film debuted in 1st place at the box office and still remains one of the most popular HBO films.
Mortal Kombat tells the story of Cole Young, a dead MMA fighter who is completely unaware of his ancestry… and has no idea why he is being hunted by a killer known only as Sub-Zero. It’s a new take on the franchise that has shown fun, and frankly, it’s pretty good.
IGN’s own review called it “the story of the origin and the superhero team in the style of the Avengers — all in one bottle.” As a result, the first half fades out a bit because it creates a dump truck of exposure, and even some characters who really deserve more time in the spotlight turn out to be shallow and forgetful. Nevertheless, it finds its place in the second half and represents a joyfully cheesy and interesting look at one of the most characteristic game franchises and a starting point for watching movies.”
Easter Eggs and links to the Mortal Kombat movie
Whether any of the stars of the original movie will return to Mortal Kombat 2 or not remains to be expected. But Mehkad Brooks as Jax was inspired by the actor. Let’s just assume that we’ll be interesting for the cast of the upcoming sequel.
Mortal Kombat stars Lewis Dancing in the Cole Young video along with Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Mehkad Brooks, People Lin, Max Huang, Tadanobu Asano, Chin Han, Joe Taslim and Hiroyuki Sanada.
Simon Mcquoyd directed the film based on a screenplay by Grega Russo and Davi Callaham.
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