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It has begun! A sequel to Mortal Kombat (2021) has been officially announced by New Line, and with Marvel’s Moon Knight, Jeremy Slater, will be writing the script.
From Deadline, here’s what their article said:
ew Line is getting back into a fighting stance on a sequel to Mortal Kombat, the action-adventure film based on the blockbuster video game franchise. The studio has hired Jeremy Slater to write Mortal Kombat 2.
Based on the video game phenomenon created by Ed Boon and John Tobias, Mortal Kombat was released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max in April 2021 during the pandemic, opening at No. 1 at the box office and ranking among the top feature titles on HBO Max since the platform launched. The film was directed by Simon McQuoid, who produced with Todd Garner, E. Bennett Walsh and Wan. In last year’s action-fest, an MMA fighter sought out Earth’s greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld. It was a battle for the universe.
Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Tadanobu Asano and Chin Han headed the cast. No other deals for the sequel are locked at this point.
A sequel being announced is great. I hope that they listened to the criticisms for the film, because the fighting was a weak point in the film, when it shouldn’t. Also, with Jeremy Slater on board, I know it’ll be written better too. Mortal Kombat was rough, but I’m ready to see what they’ll do in the sequel.