Since September 2021, there was already talk that the recent reboot from Mortal Kombat would have a sequel to expand its universe. However, only now is the project showing concise signs of life, with the news that there is already a screenwriter signed by New Line Cinema. Is about Jeremy Slaterwho comes from writing the future series Moon Knight from Marvel Studios. Other titles within his resume include the shows The Umbrella Academy from Netflix and The Exorcist by Fox.
the film franchise Mortal Kombat It was stagnant for almost 25 years, after the two 90s movies that adapted the video game of the same name for the first time. Everything changed with the tape live action 2021, which was directed by the newcomer Simon McQuoid from a script by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham, the latter being also a screenwriter for Wonder Woman 1984 Y Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings.
The new one Mortal Kombat arrived in theaters in the spring of last year, and in the case of the United States, simultaneously to the platform of streaming HBOMax. The plot revolves around the fighter Cole Yung – a completely new character within the canon – who has the mark of the dragon, which makes him a champion of Earth, under the orders of Lord Raiden, but also a prey of the deadly Sub – Zero. The protagonist must then train alongside Sonya Blade, Jax Briggs, Liu Kang and Kung Lao to survive and beat Shang Tsung’s henchmen in the next martial arts tournament.
Of course the end of Mortal Kombat left the doors open for a sequel, with Cole Yung on his way to Los Angeles to recruit Johnny Cage himself, one of the classic and most recognized video game characters. On the other hand, director Simon McQuoid confessed to Variety in 2021 that, if there was a second part, she would be interested in focusing on more female combatants. Certainly he never denied the possibility of future installments, but neither was it a recurring theme while he was filming the first movie.
“Sequels are a bit tricky because you can’t completely ignore them. That wouldn’t be a smart move, but neither of us [del equipo de producción] used the ‘s’ word. That said, if the fans want another one, it’s not up to us to decide. That’s for the fans to decide », she specified in that interview.
Now we know that indeed there’s a sequel on the way, with Jeremy Slater as screenwriter. However, there is no word yet on whether or not McQuoid will return to the directing chair. Do you think the emerging filmmaker did a good job with his Mortal Kombat?
Mortal Kombat (2021) grossed $83.7 million globally, over its $55 million budget. It received mixed comments from specialized critics, but the public became much warmer with it, according to numbers from Rotten Tomatoes. The tape is available in Mexico through HBO Max.
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