Mortal Kombat 2

Mortal Kombat 2: Prepare for Round Two of the Epic Live-Action Kombat

The highly anticipated sequel to the 2021 film “Mortal Kombat” is now in pre-production, with filming set to begin in June 2023. Titled “Mortal Kombat 2,” the film will see the return of producers James Wan and Todd Garner, and director Simon McQuoid. Writer Jeremy Slater joins the team for the sequel, bringing his experience from projects like the “Fantastic Four” reboot and Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy.”

In a move that ensures continuity and a connection to the franchise’s roots, original game creators and writers Ed Boon and John Tobias have also joined the writing team. Their involvement will not only strengthen the bond between the sequel and the iconic video game series but also reinforce the continuity with both the 2021 film and the original 1995 live-action adaptation.

A Team Known for Excellence in Games and Film

Ed Boon and John Tobias
Mortal Kombat creators Ed Boon and John Tobias.

The cast and crew of “Mortal Kombat 2” are no strangers to the world of video game adaptations and high-octane action. James Wan, known for his work on “Aquaman” and the “Conjuring” universe, has proven his ability to handle large-scale productions with a flair for both action and storytelling. Todd Garner, the producer of the “Mortal Kombat” film franchise, also has experience in video game adaptations, having produced “Rampage” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Director Simon McQuoid is known for his visually stunning and dynamic action sequences, which were showcased in the first “Mortal Kombat” film. Jeremy Slater, the writer, has a history of working on comic book adaptations, having penned scripts for the “Fantastic Four” reboot and Netflix‘s “The Umbrella Academy.” This combination of talents ensures that “Mortal Kombat 2” will deliver another thrilling cinematic experience for fans.

The Legacy of the Mortal Kombat Franchise

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“Mortal Kombat” has been a staple in the world of video games since its inception in 1992. The original game, developed by Midway Games, was a groundbreaking fighting game that introduced the world to its now-iconic characters and brutal, visceral combat. The franchise has since spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs, and even a television series.

The 2021 film adaptation of “Mortal Kombat” aimed to bring the visceral fighting and beloved characters of the game to life on the big screen. The film was met with mixed reviews from critics but resonated with fans of the franchise, who appreciated its dedication to the source material and impressive fight choreography. With a worldwide box office gross of over $83 million, “Mortal Kombat” demonstrated that there is still a strong appetite for stories from the Mortal Kombat universe.

High Expectations for Mortal Kombat 2

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Given the impact of the original game and the success of the 2021 film, expectations are high for “Mortal Kombat 2.” Fans are eager to see how the sequel will expand upon the first film’s storyline and showcase the characters and world of Mortal Kombat. With a talented cast and crew at the helm, “Mortal Kombat 2” is poised to deliver an unforgettable cinematic experience when it arrives in theaters.

Get ready for another round of intense action and brutal combat when “Mortal Kombat 2” begins filming this June in Australia. Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated sequel.

Production Studios Behind Mortal Kombat 2

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“Mortal Kombat 2” brings together an impressive array of production studios. Warner Bros. Feature Productions Pty Limited, known for blockbusters like “Wonder Woman” and “Aquaman,” offers expertise in large-scale productions. South Australian Film Corporation and Adelaide Studios contribute their commitment to fostering the Australian film industry, having supported acclaimed projects like “Hotel Mumbai” and “The Babadook.”

Atomic Monster, founded by James Wan, specializes in horror and genre films, including “The Conjuring” franchise. Broken Road Productions, led by Todd Garner, boasts a diverse range of film credits, such as “Knight and Day” and the video game adaptation “Rampage.” New Line Cinema, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Pictures, has produced successful genre films like “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

These production studios join forces to create a powerhouse team, ensuring “Mortal Kombat 2” delivers an unforgettable experience for fans and action film enthusiasts alike.

Warner Bros. Feature Productions Pty Limited

Phone: +618 8394 2000


South Australian Film Corporation – Adelaide Studios

Phone: +618 8394 2000


Atomic Monster

Phone: 310-421-9366


Broken Road

Phone: 323-956-5720


New Line Cinema

Phone: 818-977-6400


Warner Bros. Pictures

Phone: 818-954-6000


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