‘Mortal Kombat (2021)’ Producer Explains Why There’s No Johnny Cage In The Film

Todd Garner, the producer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat film, explains why there isn’t no Johnny Cage in the movie.

In a recent interview with ComicBook, here’s what Garner had to say:

I want to make a sequel, and I’ve now got Johnny Cage, which hasn’t been used in the first one. So I have a big stick and carrot that maybe they’ll let me have a Johnny Cage real presence in the second one. And secondarily, when you think about Mortal Kombat, if you just think about the patina of the movie, it has a very Asian feel to it. And I early on felt uncomfortable having a white male lead kind of lead that charge in the first movie. It just felt Hollywoodish to me, which is weird because he’s an actor, which also is weird. And probably my bias of… it just feels weird if I’m trying to do, and I was, do something different and diverse and true. Is it a cop-out to all of a sudden have Ryan Reynolds, not him, but… As the lead felt a little disingenuous to me and super easy to bring him in, in a big bombastic fun way in the second. And he deserves that as a character. And I love these characters, so we thought hard about it.

A lot of fans, including myself, were wondering why Johnny Cage wasn’t in the new film, and Garner’s explanation made sense. Now I hope there is a sequel for the film so we can see Cage’s grand entrance! Overall, I’m excited for Mortal Kombat (2021), and I hope it meets my expectations.

Mortal Kombat will release in theaters and HBO Max on April 16th!

Follow

New Promotional Trailer For ‘NieR Re[in]carnation’!

We got a brand new promotional trailer for the mobile game, NieR Re[in]carnation. Check it out: I haven’t been excited for a mobile game since Kingdom Hearts Union Cross! NieR Re[in]carnation looks and sounds fantastic, and I can’t wait to see how wild the story is going to be. I just hope it does not … Continue reading New Promotional Trailer For ‘NieR Re[in]carnation’!

New Mid-Season Trailer For CW’s ‘Superman & Lois’!

We got a brand new mid-season trailer for Superman & Lois titled “Broken Trust,” and things are looking intense! Here’s the trailer: Superman & Lois is such a great series. I’ve been waiting for so long for the series to return, and it’s looking like it’s going to pick up big time starting with episode … Continue reading New Mid-Season Trailer For CW’s ‘Superman & Lois’!

Regina King Will Be Directing Live-Action Adaption Of Image Comics’ ‘Bitter Root’!

Bitter Root has found its director, and it’s Regina King! Legendary’s Bitter Root is based on the Image Comics series from David F. Walker, Sanford Greene, and Chuck Brown. From Deadline, here’s what their article said: Legendary has closed a deal for Regina King to direct and produce the feature adaptation of Bitter Root, the acclaimed Image Comics series created … Continue reading Regina King Will Be Directing Live-Action Adaption Of Image Comics’ ‘Bitter Root’!

Geoff Arend Talks About Playing Charles Halstead In ‘Justice Society: World War II’!

We got a brand new interview clip, and Geoff Arend talks about playing one of the big bad in Justice Society: World War II. In the three interview bites Arend talks about finding his voice for the film, Charles Halstead, and the joys of bringing the villain to life for JSWWII. Here’s the clip: Geoff … Continue reading Geoff Arend Talks About Playing Charles Halstead In ‘Justice Society: World War II’!

Brand New Poster For ‘Loki’!

We got a brand new poster for the upcoming Marvel Studios series coming to Disney+, Loki! Check the poster out: The poster looks great. Since we’re getting closer to the release date, I won’t be surprised if we get a new poster every week until the series drop. If that’s the case, I’m going to … Continue reading Brand New Poster For ‘Loki’!

Disney On Broadway Return Dates Announced For ‘The Lion King’ & ‘Aladdin’!

Yup, you read the title correctly. Disney on Broadway, The Lion king and Aladdin, are returning this September! The Lion King will return to the Minskoff Theater on September 14, and Aladdin will resume at the New Amsterdam Theater on September 28! Disney has introduced unprecedented guest benefits such as Disney pays 100% of ticketing … Continue reading Disney On Broadway Return Dates Announced For ‘The Lion King’ & ‘Aladdin’!

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Leave a Reply