Mortal Kombat, the film adaptation of the famous video game, has already reached theaters in some countries. The film has grossed more than $ 10 million worldwide and that number will rise when it lands on US billboards this Friday.
The title, directed by Simon McQuoid, is one of the ‘blockbusters’ of the year and, if success accompanies us, we may continue to see the story of Cole Young ( Lewis Tan ) on the big screen. At least that seems like the plan. This has been advanced by Joe Taslim, who gives life to Bi-Han / Sub-Zero in the film and who has confirmed signing for four sequels.
“If this is successful, we may do more,” says the interpreter in Variety. The actor has also talked about how important video games have been to him as a child. “I was born in Sumatra. We were poor, so I didn’t have a console because it was expensive. I used to go to my friend’s house every day to play the game. But you get there and there are like 10 kids online. Whoever wins keeps playing… So my turn came around 40 minutes,” he explains.
Taslim’s statements about the future of Mortal Kombat coincide with those of producer Todd Garner, who claimed that he wants to carry out Mortal Kombat 2. In addition, it hopes to introduce Johnny Cage, the fan-favorite and who has been absent in the first installment. “Getting him out was very easy not only for the movie but also for the sequel. I want to do a sequel and now I have Johnny Cage, who has not been used in the first,” he said on Screen Rant. The truth is that the end of the film already anticipates the appearance of Johnny Cage for a future installment.
Not only has he spoken about a sequel, but also leading man Lewis Tan brought up the possibility in our interview with him and his co-star Mehcad Brooks, who plays Jax. “Luckily, we didn’t have to do it in the first movie,” he replies when asked who would win in a fight between his character Cole Young and Brooks’. “It could happen in the sequel. So we’ll find out in the next movie.”
Whether Mortal Kombat 2 is a reality will depend on how its predecessor performs at the box office. At the moment – and the data in the United States is still pending – it seems that everything indicates that the story of Cole Young, a character created specifically for the film, will continue on the big screen.
Mortal Kombat features John Lawson as Kano, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, and Sisi Stringer as Mileena.