MORTAL KOMBAT Star Jessica McNamee Returns As Sonya Blade In Latest Sequel Photo

MORTAL KOMBAT Star Jessica McNamee Returns As Sonya Blade In Latest Sequel Photo MORTAL KOMBAT Star Jessica McNamee Returns As Sonya Blade In Latest Sequel Photo

Mortal Kombat 2 producer Todd Garner continues to tease fans with behind-the-scenes photos from the currently-shooting sequel, and his latest shot spotlights the returning Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade.

By MarkCassidy - Jan 17, 2024 09:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Mortal Kombat
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As Mortal Kombat sequel producer Todd Garner continues to keep fans up to date with behind-the-scenes photos from the set, this latest shot gives us a look at one of the returning characters, as Jessica McNamee steps back into the role of Sonya Blade.

This new photo actually features the actor's face for a change, and it looks like McNamee might have picked up a minor injury on her head while performing one of her fight scenes.

Sonya was the only female kombatant in the original Mortal Kombat video game, and her relatively easy to perform move-set and Fatality saw her emerge as one of the most popular characters (especially in the arcades) alongside Johnny Cage.

Just like the games, Sonya's nemesis was Kano (Josh Lawson) in the first movie. She managed to dispatch the villain, but Lawson will return for the sequel, so it seems their rivalry will continue.

The first movie didn't exactly achieve a flawless victory at the box office, but it performed well enough - especially as one of the first major Covid-era releases with a day-and-date streaming debut - to warrant a sequel, and cameras have been rolling in Australia since June.

Like pretty much every other major production, Mortal Kombat 2 was forced to pause filming due to the recent SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, but star Karl Urban (Johnny Cage) recently confirmed that shooting is back on.

The sequel will also see the debut of some other new heroes and villains from the long-running video game series. Martyn Ford (Red Sonja) will play villainous Outworld emperor Shao Kahn, Desmond Chiam (Joy Ride) will take on the role of Edenian King Jerrod, Ana Thu Nguyen (Suka) is on board as Queen Sindel, and Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time In Hollywood) will portray Netherrealm demon Quan Chi.

Pretty much all of the main characters - even the ones that were (seemingly) killed off - from the first movie will return, with Lewis Tan back as Cole Young, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero, and Max Huang as Kung Lao.

"Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe."

Simon McQuoid is back in the director's chair, this time working from a from Jeremy Slater. James Wan is producing alongside McQuoid, Todd Garner, Michael Clear, and E. Bennett Walsh.

The Mortal Kombat sequel hasn't been given an official release date.

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slickrickdesigns - 1/17/2024, 9:04 AM
She’s not as hot as Ms. Veronica but she was good.

lazlodaytona - 1/17/2024, 9:10 AM
@slickrickdesigns - Hey, it's Arnold's daughter!
slickrickdesigns - 1/17/2024, 9:12 AM
@slickrickdesigns - she’s at least better with fight choreography
slickrickdesigns - 1/17/2024, 9:17 AM
@lazlodaytona - jack Slater’s daughter!

lazlodaytona - 1/17/2024, 10:38 AM
@slickrickdesigns - I frickin' LOVE that movie. I kinda wish it could have been like Ready Player One by bringing characters from all different kinds of properties into the film.
slickrickdesigns - 1/17/2024, 11:33 AM
@lazlodaytona - would’ve been great to get some of those action stars of the 80’s and 90’s to make cameos, even if they weren’t their exact character roles they’re famous for.
lazlodaytona - 1/17/2024, 4:08 PM
@lazlodaytona - you are ONE OF the FES color slipped away. con reqsinbr ar
DarthAlgar - 1/17/2024, 4:15 PM
@slickrickdesigns -
lazlodaytona - 1/17/2024, 6:36 PM
harryba11zack - 1/17/2024, 9:04 AM
I liked the first one, hope this one is better.
bobevanz - 1/17/2024, 9:08 AM
All these black and white photos remind me of Britta
lazlodaytona - 1/17/2024, 9:11 AM
Um. Yay?

marvel72 - 1/17/2024, 9:31 AM
Can we have the revealing costumes from the original games for the ladies.

bkmeijer1 - 1/17/2024, 10:16 AM
@marvel72 - I doubt it, but it sure would be a ballsy move. It won't go over well, but the Mortal Kombat franchise has always been kinda controversial so why not lean into it
Ryguy88 - 1/17/2024, 5:43 PM
@marvel72 -  pfft, dont you know only men are allowed to be scantily clad in movies or games.

And dont forget, body positivity is reserved exclusively for women.
bkmeijer1 - 1/17/2024, 10:18 AM
She was one of the few things I liked about the first movie, but I wouldn't mind her having a smaller role. Out of the five factions, Special Forces is one of the lamer ones. Gimme Shirai Ryu vs Lin Kuei instead
UniqNo - 1/17/2024, 10:26 AM
I guess its a good sign in a MK movie that the same actors are coming back for their respective roles in the sequel
AnthonyVonGeek - 1/17/2024, 1:10 PM
Ah yes the “Karen” that wasn’t invited so she forced herself in. 🤣😜

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