Karl Urban In Talks To Play Johnny Cage In Mortal Kombat Sequel

Karl Urban is in final negotiations to join New Line’s Mortal Kombat sequel.

Karl Urban as Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat
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The live-action Mortal Kombat movie franchise has found its Johnny Cage in Karl Urban. The Boys star is in final talks to join the sequel, according to TheWrap. The film is based on the popular video game franchise that has been around for over 30 years. The 2021 Mortal Kombat movie was directed by Simon McQuoid, who will return to helm. It was a reboot of the franchise that serves as a more faithful adaptation of the game’s lore and characters.

The first film follows the story of Cole Young, a new character created for the movie.

He discovers his true heritage and trains with Earthrealm warriors to fight in the deadly Mortal Kombat tournament against the powerful fighters from Outworld. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but it was praised for its well-choreographed fight scenes, impressive special effects, and faithful portrayal of the game’s iconic characters. While the movie deviates from the original plot in some aspects, it remains a thrilling and entertaining adaptation of the beloved video game franchise.

The video game was first released in arcades in 1992.

Since then, it has become one of the most successful fighting game franchises of all time. The series is known for its over-the-top violence, unique characters, and iconic finishing moves, known as “Fatalities.” The Mortal Kombat franchise has spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations. In addition to the video games, there have been two live-action films, an animated series, and several comic book series.

The first Mortal Kombat movie was released in 1995.

Paul W.S. Anderson directed the feature film. It followed the plot of the first game, which saw a group of warriors from Earthrealm fighting in a tournament against the best fighters from the otherworldly realm of Outworld. The film was a box office success and was praised for its faithful adaptation of the game’s characters and settings.

A sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, was released in 1997 but was less well-received than the first film. Despite featuring more characters and bigger action sequences, the film needed a stronger script and better special effects. In addition to the live-action films, there have been several animated adaptations of Mortal Kombat. The first was a direct-to-video film, Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins, released in 1995. The film was a prequel to the first live-action movie and featured a mix of traditional animation and computer-generated imagery.

In 2019, a new animated film called Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge was released. The film was directed by Ethan Spaulding and was praised for its faithful adaptation of the game’s story and characters. The film was also noted for its graphic violence, which was more in line with the games than the previous adaptations. It was followed up with Battle of the Realms and Snow Blind. The Mortal Kombat franchise has been a huge success over the years, and video games continue to be popular with gamers of all ages. Read more News on Nerdtropolis and subscribe to our YouTube.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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