A sequel to 2021’s live-action Mortal Kombat movie has officially been announced, with Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater hired for the script. The first movie proved to be a massive success in cinemas and on HBO Max, prompting a sequel to be greenlit by New Line Cinema. Mortal Kombat 2 doesn’t have a release date, but it will likely release in the next two years.
Deadline reports that New Line are moving ahead with their plans for a Mortal Kombat movie sequel. Slater, who wrote the script for the upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight and also wrote some less-than-stellar films like 2015’s Fantastic Four and 2017’s live-action Death Note, will pen the screenplay.
The first film ended on a cliffhanger that promised a sequel, and it looks like Warner Bros. is making good on that promise now. The Mortal Kombat movie was praised for its faithfulness to source material and some stellar fight choreography, but fell short of an intriguing narrative that lived up to the legendary fighting video games. Many fans also praised Sub-Zero’s menacing presence but felt that Scorpion was underused, and failed to really build up their historical rivalry. Hopefully a sequel can remedy some of these shortcomings.
No other details about the sequel are locked in at the moment, which includes director Simon McQuoid’s return or any of the main cast. Lewis Tan played the protagonist Cole Young in the first movie, and we presume he’ll be making a reappearance in its sequel. Other notable actors included Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, and Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, among others.
The Mortal Kombat movie sequel is currently in the works, though more details will surely become known in time.