MORTAL KOMBAT 2 Producer Confirms Production Has Wrapped; Says A Trailer Is "Going To Be A While"

MORTAL KOMBAT 2 Producer Confirms Production Has Wrapped; Says A Trailer Is "Going To Be A While" MORTAL KOMBAT 2 Producer Confirms Production Has Wrapped; Says A Trailer Is "Going To Be A While"

Mortal Kombat franchise producer Todd Garner has confirmed production has now wrapped on the upcoming sequel but makes it clear that a first official look at the movie is probably still a long way off...

By JoshWilding - Jan 22, 2024 11:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat was released simultaneously in theaters and on Max in 2021, and it was the following year when we first learned of plans for the movie to get a sequel.

After delays caused by last year's SAG-AFTRA strikes, work recently resumed on the follow-up and franchise producer Todd Garner and star Lewis Tan have confirmed filming has wrapped (via Max Huang, who plays Kung Lao, also took to Instagram to share a photo from the wrap party.

This means Mortal Kombat 2 can finally begin post-production ahead of an expected 2025 theatrical release. "That’s a wrap for me on Mortal Kombat," Garner says in the video below. "This has been an incredible, incredible journey. I can’t wait for y’all to see what we’ve done. It’s going to be a while, we have a lot of work to do."

"I know I’m going to start getting a lot of messages like, ‘When is the trailer? When is the trailer?’ It’s going to be a while," he admits. "We’re going to work hard, we’re going to get it done. I think we’ve made something special. I hope you guys agree."

This comes just a few days after Garner took to X to once again tease Karl Urban's Johnny Cage (which you can also check out below). 

"[Warner Bros. Discovery] is very happy with the movie, and obviously, it performed really well," Tan said of these sequel plans a couple of years ago. "It's one of the most-viewed films of their Warner Bros. Slate, even though it came out at the worst time ever possible. But no, we're full steam ahead. And now, we have Ed Boon with us as well, so we got the stamp of approval from the legend himself. Two is just going to be absolutely insane. Way bigger."

That first movie had its faults but it was a fun ride and clearly made by a team that has a lot of love for the iconic video game franchise. 

Mortal Kombat 2 stars Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson "Jax" Briggs, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Noob Saibot, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Martyn Ford as Shao Kahn, Desmond Chiam as King Jerrod, Ana Thu Nguyen as Queen Sindel, and Damon Herriman as Quan Chi.

New cast additions include Karl Urban as Johnny Cage, Tati Gabrielle as Jade, and Adeline Rudolph as Kitana.

Moon Knight Head Writer Jeremy Slater was enlisted to write the screenplay, while Simon McQuoid returns to direct. According to a brief logline, "The sequel continues the story of a group of ragtag  fighters, versed in the ways of martial arts, who  defend our reality which is known in Earthrealm against the Outworld."

Mortal Kombat 2 doesn't currently have a confirmed release date.

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MyCoolYoung - 1/22/2024, 11:07 PM
I loved the scene where Cole young was fighting sub zero with scorpion and just randomly started carving his wife out of the ice
TheVisionary25 - 1/22/2024, 11:37 PM
@MyCoolYoung - to be fair to him…

Scorpion was handling it lol

MyCoolYoung - 1/23/2024, 11:30 AM
@TheVisionary25 - I believe sub zero froze him at that moment lol
FusionWarrior - 1/22/2024, 11:22 PM
TheVisionary25 - 1/22/2024, 11:30 PM
I got some enjoyment out of the first one but I do hope this is still an improvement over that since there was room for it….

Most interested in seeing Karl Urban’s Johnny Cage , that casting is still weird to me but i can kinda see it aswell!!.

CoHost - 1/22/2024, 11:33 PM
"I know I’m going to start getting a lot of messages like, ‘When is the trailer? When is the trailer?’"

Wishful thinking.
Forthas - 1/22/2024, 11:34 PM
The first one was a mixed bag. I hope they learned from it but the Johnny Cage casting makes me skeptical.
Forthas - 1/22/2024, 11:49 PM
This is the franchise Warner Brothers should have hired Zack Snyder for...not DC comic book films
vectorsigma - 1/23/2024, 12:43 AM
@Forthas - yeah, this is a good idea
vectorsigma - 1/23/2024, 12:44 AM
Over at marvel, DP3 is still shooting and rushing to get a trailer in the superbowl.

TheLobster - 1/23/2024, 1:44 AM
There’s no way this ends up being actually great. It just aint happening.
bkmeijer1 - 1/23/2024, 2:34 AM
This movie better have the focus on the tournament and Johnny Cage as human protagonist, and the trailer better too. Still can't believe it's getting a sequel, but I hope it takes the opportunity to do correct the first one's mistakes
TheVisionary25 - 1/23/2024, 3:23 AM
@bkmeijer1 - I think the tournament is confirmed to be of focus in this and it might be a more ensemble film then the first one.
Matchesz - 1/23/2024, 2:58 AM
Wait so Kung Lao is back?
dragon316 - 1/23/2024, 3:25 AM
AnthonyVonGeek - 1/23/2024, 3:26 AM
Idk. It'll take a lot to top this…

TMW1987ProudProWrestlingFan - 1/23/2024, 3:59 AM
Just get rid of the Arcana bullshit, Kill Cole Young & his family & get back to basics!
TheVisionary25 - 1/23/2024, 4:02 AM
@TMW1987ProudProWrestlingFan -

I don’t even mind the Arcana thing , it just felt weird in how it worked like giving Jax mechanical arms or Kano’s laser eye , like why those things lol?

Cole and his family were meh though , I just hope he doesn’t take too much attention away from the others in this.
TheVandalore - 1/23/2024, 4:37 AM
I'm going into this the same way I went into the first... With extremely low expectations.

I happened to enjoy the first for all of its charms and faults. Definitely wasn't a perfect film and DEFINITELY left room for improvement, but felt like a step in a somewhat right direction.

That being said, it didn't instill me with ANY confidence a sequel would deliver on any of the potential it set up and very well could double down on the worst tendencies of the first film and flop hard.

Short of them capturing lighting in a bottle with the sequel, I can't see this being a hit, save for word of mouth giving it moderate success on par with the first.

So with my expectations sufficiently low, I'm still hopeful this might be a sleeper W.
Ryguy88 - 1/23/2024, 7:55 AM
They way over thought the first one. It should be simple.
Arthorious - 1/23/2024, 8:33 AM
That Cole guy is still going to be in this film? The man with literal plot armor? Why was he even in the first one when they had the original characters to use?
TheloniousJay - 1/23/2024, 8:46 AM
That was a quick shoot. A month, maybe? Reminds me of how Jason Blum feels about shoots and the length of his movies: 30-45 day shoots, 1.5 hr runtime (He was featured in a Halloween special of Joe Bob Briggs' Drive-In).
BeNice123 - 1/23/2024, 9:36 AM
Cole Young = New Character = Trash/Garbage. Aint no [frick]in way a Noob would take out Goro.

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