There will be a “Mortal Kombat 2”. Warner has confirmed production on the sequel by handing over scriptwriting to Jeremey Slater who recently worked on the script for the “Moon Knight” series.
mortal kombata new adaptation far from convincing
Franchise mortal kombat has long delighted video game fans. A little less unfortunately cinema fans. In 1995 came out the mortal kombat by Paul WS Anderson with notably Christophe Lambert in the cast. Not a masterpiece, but a decent box office hit given its $20 million budget. More than fifteen years later, Warner tried again with a film once again rather mediocre. In addition, due to the pandemic, the feature film was entitled to a VOD release on the French market.
In the USA, mortal kombat found itself in theaters and on the HBO Max platform simultaneously. This inevitably impacted its score at the box office. In the end, despite a budget of 55 million dollars, Simon McQuoid’s film only brought in than 62 million worldwide. However, we must keep a little perspective on this figure. Warner had to take into account the viewings on HBO Max and was probably satisfied since the studio does not drop the case.
Warner confirms the sequel
Indeed, Warner had announced during the promotion of the first opus to imagine several films to create a whole universe. But looking at the box office numbers, one would assume that all of that was going to be shelved. However, a sequel has just been confirmed (via Deadline). One Mortal Kombat 2 which this time will be written by Jeremy Slater. The latter was recently in charge of writing the marvel series Moon Knight. Difficult to say if his presence will change the situation for the moment. The series is scheduled for March 30 and will be available in France on Disney+.
Regarding Mortal Kombat 2, we do not yet know where the story will go. In the first opus, we followed Cole, a martial arts fighter hunted down by Sub-Zero, an assassin with extremely powerful powers. Cole then found himself involved in a fight against the Outworld to save the Earth. It’s also unclear if the cast will return for the next film. But we should have more information on this soon.