The Hollywood Reporter has reported that a sequel to New Line’s live-action Mortal Kombat film is in the works. Additionally it has been revealed that Jeremy Slater will be writing the film’s sequel. For those who are not aware, the first of New Line’s live-action Mortal Kombat films premiered in theaters and HBO Max in April 2021.
Warner bros provided a description for the first film.
In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
No other details about the film’s sequel have been confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.
I did enjoy the first film as we all as several of the characters featured in it. While the film was more of a setup film rather than going straight into the tournament I did like what was presented. Seeing that a sequel is being confirmed it is not much a shocker, but it is nice to see that one is in the works. Not much else to say at this point except that I hope to see lots of more insane fights in this film.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter