Like so many Hollywood productions this 12 months, Mortal Kombat 2, which kicked off principal pictures in June, was compelled to cease filming because of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Nevertheless, with this labor dispute now over, the sequel to the 2021 Mortal Kombat reboot has lastly resumed rolling cameras. Karl City, who’s taking part in Johnny Cage, celebrated returning to set by sharing a cute Instagram publish.
Recent off his reprisal of Billy Butcher within the season finale of The Boys spinoff Gen V, City is again to engaged on Mortal Kombat 2 4 months after he first began bringing Johnny Cage to life. Take a look at the beneath image from Instagram of him reunited along with his cast-mates:
City and costars Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Adeline Rudolph and C.J. Bloomfield posed for a photograph to commemorate Mortal Kombat 2 resuming manufacturing. Roughly three weeks of filming had been carried out earlier than the actors strike floor issues to a halt, however now the solid and crew of this sequel at the moment are collectively and might proceed this portion of the filmmaking course of uninterrupted… effectively, apart from taking off for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This additionally provides us one other peek at City’s Johnny Cage look, with the primary peek being shared by director Simon McQuoid in mid-July.
Karl City was the primary new actor to be unveiled for Mortal Kombat 2, though we already knew Johnny Cage would seem within the sequel given Mortal Kombat’s ending tease. The Star Trek and Thor: Ragnarok alum would be the third actor to play the character in a serious movement image, following Linden Ashby in 1995’s Mortal Kombat and Chris Conrad in 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. This shall be his first film since voicing Jacob Holland in The Sea Beast, which may be streamed with a Netflix subscription.
Shortly after City’s involvement was revealed, phrase got here in that Mortal Kombat 2 solid Tati Gabrielle as Jade, and that was adopted by Adeline Rudolph being chosen to play Kitana. Different new faces showing within the sequel embody Martin Ford as Shao Kahn, Desmond Chiam as King Jerrod, Ana Thu Nguyen as Sindel, Damon Herriman as Quan Chi and C.J. Bloomfield as Baraka. In the meantime, the returning solid contains Lewis Tan as Cole Younger, Mehcad Brooks as Jax Briggs, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, and Tadanobu Asian as Raiden, amongst many others.
Behind the scenes, together with Simon McQuoid reprising his helming duties, Jeremy Slater of Moon Knight and The Umbrella Academy fame wrote the script. It hasn’t been introduced but when Mortal Kombat 2 shall be launched, however present there aren’t any extra hiccups with filming, I received’t be shocked if it’s slotted for the latter half of the 2024 films calendar, if not someday in 2025. Max subscribers can stream its predecessor now.