SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: Mehcad Brooks attends Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Bash held at FLOAT, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California sponsored by HBO. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
TV - Movies
Mortal Kombat 2
Writer Promises
This Fan-Favorite
Character Will
It was finally confirmed that Warner Bros. was in fact working on "Mortal Kombat 2" with the main cast returning. The first film was loaded with video game Easter eggs and ends with a tease that a fan-favorite hero will show up in the future, and now there’s confirmation of that fact.
Johnny Cage, one of the most beloved characters from the original "Mortal Kombat" games, is going to join Cole and the gang for the sequel. "Mortal Kombat 2" writer Jeremy Slater recognizes that it was surprising that Cage wasn’t in the first film and noted that it would be weird if Cage didn't show up for the sequel.
Slater adds, “I love Johnny and I would love to really do the definitive version, if possible, and really take everything that's fun about that character and bring that to live-action.” "Teen Wolf" star Linden Ashby plays Johnny in the 1995 "Mortal Kombat" movie, so it'll be interesting to see how the new film uses him compared to the original.