MORTAL KOMBAT 2: Karl Urban In Negotiations As The Upcoming Sequel Finds Its Johnny Cage
Karl Urban is reportedly in talks to take the mantle for the role of Johnny Cage in director Simon McQuoid’s pending sequel to the Lewis Tan-led 2021 actioner, Mortal Kombat. Urban’s name marks the latest addition to the group of new and returning cast members to continue the story, with actor Joe Taslim already contracted for another installment following his debut as franchise character favorite, Lin Kuei ninja and Cryomancer Bi-Han, a.k.a. Sub-Zero.
McQuoid will direct from a script by Marvel series Moon Knight scribe Jeremy Slater. Fan posts and blog updates around the web have been brewing with notes of a summer production start and rumors of potential casting choices for the sequel. Urban’s debut of Cage, a narcissistic Hollywood bad boy and martial arts movie star born with the fighting game franchise’s launch in 1992, is also the character’s newest successor on the screen following actor Linden Ashby in Mortal Kombat (1995), Chris Conrad in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 1997, Matt Mullins in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010) and season one of Mortal Kombat Legacy (2011), and Casper Van Dien in season two of Mortal Kombat Legacy (2013).
Urban is best known for select roles in titles like video game adaptation Doom with Dwayne Johnson, Paramount’s current Star Trek trilogy, the 2012 comic adaptation reboot Dredd, Isaac Florentine actioner Acts Of Vengeance, and Amazon hit series The Boys.
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