Mortal Kombat 2: Cast Members Confirmed for Highly-Anticipated Sequel

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By Black Widow

New Line’s Mortal Kombat sequel introduces formidable characters with exciting casting choices

The upcoming sequel to New Line’s live-action Mortal Kombat movie is generating buzz among fans, as several cast members have been officially confirmed for the film. Mortal Kombat 2, directed by Simon McQuoid, promises to deliver a strong presence from Outworld and Netherrealm, featuring iconic characters such as Shao Kahn, Jerrod, Sindel, and Quan Chi. One notable addition to the cast is British actor Martyn Ford, who will portray the ultimate big bad, Shao Kahn.

A Formidable Presence: Martyn Ford as Shao Kahn

Deadline reports that Martyn Ford, standing at an imposing six-foot-eight inches, has been chosen to play Shao Kahn. Known for his debut role in Boyka: Undisputed, where he portrayed the formidable antagonist Koshmar, Ford’s muscular physique and commanding presence make him a fitting choice for the role. With appearances in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and F9: The Fast Saga, Ford brings both acting talent and physicality to his portrayal of Shao Kahn.

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New Cast Additions and Returning Favorites

Joining Ford are newly confirmed cast members Desmond Chiam as Edenian King Jerrod, Ana Thu Nguyen as Queen Sindel, and Damon Herriman as the sorcerer Quan Chi. These additions enhance the ensemble of Mortal Kombat 2, bringing depth and authenticity to the characters.

The film also includes recent castings Adeline Rudolph as Kitana and Tati Gabrielle as Jade, both from Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Karl Urban, known for his roles in The Boys and Dredd, joins the cast as Johnny Cage, adding star power to the lineup.

Returning to reprise their roles are Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero/Bi-Han, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, and Max Huang as Kung Lao, despite the characters’ fates in the previous movie.

Production and Screenplay

Mortal Kombat 2 is currently in production in Australia, and fans are eagerly anticipating the release date announcement. The film’s screenplay was written by Jeremy Slater, known for his work on Moon Knight and The Umbrella Academy, ensuring an engaging storyline.

Mortal Kombat 2 promises an exciting continuation of the franchise, featuring a talented cast that includes new additions and beloved returning actors.

With Martyn Ford embodying the imposing Shao Kahn and a strong ensemble cast, fans can expect a thrilling cinematic experience that stays true to the iconic Mortal Kombat universe.