The rebooted Mortal Kombat film released last year was met with such commercial success that New Line Cinema has greenlit a sequel for the film, with Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater hired for the script. According to Deadline, the film’s director Simon McQuoid will return to direct the sequel that has yet to begin production.
Mortal Kombat received an oddly lacklustre critical reception when it launched but fans absolutely loved it, sending the reboot film to No.1 on the US box office charts. The film also charted among the all-time top feature titles on HBO Max, which (thankfully) was enough for New Line Cinema to greenlight a sequel.
As New Line Cinema announced the sequel, it was also announced that Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater would be responsible for the script but there was no mention of a director or any other production team members. Though, Deadline has now reported that Simon McQuoid would return to helm the sequel but it does not seem to be finalised just yet.
There are currently no additional details available for the Mortal Kombat sequel which we suspect will still take a couple of years to get wrapped up. Todd Garner (speaking to Eurogamer), one of the original producers of the reboot, has stated that the idea with the new Mortal Kombat films is to adapt a Marvel multiverse approach.
“The dream is to sit down with Ed and John and Warner Bros. and Simon and the writers and look at a board with all of the characters on it and do what Marvel was able to do which is to map out intelligently a series of movies and things to tie all the characters together and give them all their due.”