New Line and Warner Bros. have hired Moon Knight’s Jeremy Slater to pen the script for a Mortal Kombat 2 sequel. a follow-up to last year’s live-action adaptation.
Todd Garner posted a tweet and retweeted a couple of tweets that confirms the rumor of a Mortal Kombat Movie sequel in the works.
It’s no secret to producer Todd Garner that fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise wanted to see Johnny Cage in his first film. In a previous roundtable chat with other journalists, Garner opened the door to a possible expanded Mortal Kombat universe that should thrill fans of Johnny Cage, which we are all looking forward to in this sequel.
According to a recent report from Deadline, Mortal Kombat 2 is indeed happening. The Umbrella Academy and Moon Knight screenwriter Jeremy Slater has been hired by New Line and Warner Bros. to continue the franchise.
Mortal Kombat 2’s director, Simon McQuoid, and the rest of the cast still need to agree to their own terms to return for the sequel, according to the report. A date for its arrival has not been announced as of yet, either.
Mortal Kombat was one of Warner Bros.’ 2021 movies, and it was released simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters. Though its box office take was not spectacular, Mortal Kombat was the most streamed movie on HBO Max from WB’s same-day release slate.
This raised hopes that Mortal Kombat 2 will be released soon. The film’s conclusion foreshadowed what would happen in a sequel if the series was allowed to continue, but months passed without any new information on the series’ future.
As of right now, Mortal Kombat 2 appears to be on track for a 2023 or 2024 release date, based on how quickly development is moving forward. The exact release date for the sequel is one of the many unanswered questions. And because of Slater, Mortal Kombat 2 is expected to fare better than its predecessor.
In the meantime, Disney Plus subscribers can look forward to the premiere of Moon Knight on March 30. The film’s trailer and synopsis were released together last week.