Mortal Kombat 2 Cast Photo Reveals First Tease Of Karl Urban’s Johnny Cage Look (& Fans Are Losing It)
A recent photo of the cast of Mortal Kombat 2 has sparked excitement among fans as it appears to tease the look of Karl Urban’s Johnny Cage. The upcoming sequel, set to debut in the rebooted movie franchise, will feature the iconic character after being teased in the previous film’s ending. Linden Ashby and Chris Conrad previously portrayed Johnny Cage in the 1995 and 1997 movies, respectively.
Producer Todd Garner took to Twitter to share a picture of the movie’s main cast hanging out at a restaurant as filming for the sequel has just begun. Fans were quick to spot Urban with a new look, including a shaven beard and frosted tips in his hair, leading many to believe that he is preparing for his Johnny Cage role.
While details of the plot for Mortal Kombat 2 are still unknown, Simon McQuoid will be returning to the director’s chair, while Moon Knight’s Jeremy Slater wrote the screenplay. Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon has also taken over from Germain McMicking, and his contributions to the Fast & Furious franchise will be interesting to see in the action sequences of the video game movie sequel.
The sequel will feature the return of Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion. In addition, the movie will introduce new characters, including Jade, Kitana, Shao Khan, King Jerrod, Queen Sindel, and Quan Chi, respectively played by Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Martyn Ford, Desmond Chiam, Ana Thu Nguyen, and Damon Harriman.
Although no release date has been announced for Mortal Kombat 2, production is expected to conclude in September, and the film is likely to hit theaters in 2024. With a focus on Johnny Cage and an expanded roster of fan-favorite characters, the sequel is expected to capture the same level of success as the 2021 reboot.
A new photo from Mortal Kombat 2‘s cast is seemingly teasing the look of Karl Urban’s Johnny Cage. The upcoming sequel to 2021’s Mortal Kombat will see Johnny Cage make his debut in the rebooted movie franchise after being teased during its predecessor’s ending, where Cole Young (Lewis Tan) travels to Los Angeles to look for Cage. Linden Ashby and Chris Conrad previously portrayed the character in 1995’s Mortal Kombat and 1997’s Mortal Kombat Annihilationrespectively.
Producer Todd Garner has taken to twitter to share a picture of Mortal Kombat 2’s main cast hanging out at a restaurant, as the movie has recently begun filming.
Fans were also quick to spot Urban pictured above with his beard shaven and having frosted tips in his hair, seemingly for his Johnny Cage look. Naturally, many are losing their minds, subsequently sharing their excited responses to The Boys star bringnig the iconic character to life. Check out some of the reactions below:
Everything We Know About Mortal Kombat 2
While the plot details of Mortal Kombat 2 aren’t currently known, the movie is bringing back Simon McQuoid to the directorial chair, whilst Moon Knight‘s Jeremy Slater wrote the screenplay, taking over duties from Greg Russo & Dave Callaham, who wrote the 2021 reboot. Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon has also taken the reins from Germain McMicking, and given his contributions to the Fast & Furious franchise, it would be interesting to see how his style translates to the video game movie sequel’s action sequences.
Returning for Mortal Kombat 2 are Cole Young’s Lewis Tan, Sonya Blade’s Jessica McNamee, Kano’s Josh Lawson, Jax’s Mehcad Brooks, Raiden’s Tadanobu Asano, Liu Kang’s Ludi Lin, Shang Tsung’s Chin Han, Sub-Zero’s Joe Taslim, and Scorpion’s Hiroyuki Sanada. In addition to Urban joining the sequel as Johnny Cage, Mortal Kombat 2 will also feature Jade, Kitana, Shao Khan, King Jerrod, Queen Sindel, and Quan Chi, respectively played by Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Martyn Ford, Desmond Chiam, Ana Thu Nguyen, and Damon Harriman.
Currently, no release date has been announced for Mortal Kombat 2though with production having begun this month and expected to conclude in September, save for any stoppages from the WGA writers strike or potential SAG-AFTRA strike in July, it seems likely the sequel will hit theaters in 2024. With the promise of a focus on Johnny Cage, based on the first movie’s ending, and an expanded roster of fan-favorite characters, the sequel seems primed to capture the same level of success that the 2021 reboot enjoyed.
Sources: @Todd_Garner & Various/Twitter [see links above]