The upcoming live-action Mortal Kombat 2 movie has released a couple of teasers so far of the Outworld villain Quan-Chi and Hollywood superstar Johnny Cage, who will be played by The Boys and Dredd actor Karl Urban. The teaser images don’t actually reveal much but it’s the first taste of what’s to come in the violent sequel.
Mortal Kombat 2 producer Todd Garner began posting a series of teaser images for the movie on his Twitter/X account. The first image released shows Quan-Chi’s pale hand while the second shows Johnny Cage’s “CAGE” belt buckle. Quan-Chi will be played by Australian actor Damon Herriman, best known for portraying Charles Manson in Netflix’s Mindhunter (as well as Charles Manson again in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). It’s a perfect fit.
The images really don’t tell us much yet so we’ll just have to wait for a teaser trailer to arrive ahead of the movie’s release, which is still without a confirmed release date. Have a look at Quan-Chi’s image below:
— Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) January 14, 2024
Johnny Cage is also flexing his signature belt buckle:
— Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) January 16, 2024
Back in June last year, the Mortal Kombat 2 movie cast Herriman as Quan-Chi, British actor and bodybuilder Martyn Ford as Shao Kahn and actress Ana Thu Nguyen as Sindel, suggesting that the sequel will finally give us Outworld’s greatest villains as the tournament kicks off. The first Mortal Kombat movie released in 2021 and was a decent R-rated attempt at adapting the fighting game franchise from NetherRealm Studios, though it received mixed reviews from critics and fans.
Newcomers to the cast also include Tati Gabrielle, best known for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and You, as Jade and Adeline Rudolph as Kitana. Joe Taslim (Sub-Zero), Hiroyuki Sanada (Scorpion), Lewis Tan (Cole Young), Chin Han (Shang Tsung), Mehcad Brooks (Jax), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Max Huang (Kung Lao) and Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade) will all reprise their roles.
Source: Todd Garner