Mortal Kombat may have just come out on HBO Max and theaters, but fans are already wondering when a sequel is going to happen. According to director Simon McQuoid, that is all up to the fans:
“Sequels are a bit tricky because you can’t totally ignore them, because that wouldn’t be a smart move, but none of us used the ‘s-word.’ We’d never talk about it in any depth whatsoever because we feel like we have to put all our energy into this film. That being said, if the fans want another one, that’s not for us to decide; that’s for the fans to decide. Then, we need a couple of joiner pieces that we know can lead us somewhere because there’s a treasure trove of stuff that’s just sitting there.”
While the movie featured a handful of characters from the Mortal Kombat lore, the film focused on a new character Cole Young. Played by Lewis Tan. This left some fans why we didn’t see fan favorites like Johnny Cage or Kitana instead. McQuoid explains:
“The reason [Johnny Cage] is not in this original film is he’s such a giant personality that he almost has his own gravitational field. The feeling was that he would throw it out of balance slightly. I get asked about Kitana just as much as Johnny Cage. There’s a lot of interesting characters, story and material to work with. So we haven’t really dug into it; we just know we’re very privileged that’s sitting there. If we do get to that, and I’m not saying we will, I’m just saying if – big ‘if’ – then we’ll go down that path.”
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