The latest Mortal Kombat movie is getting a sequel

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It seems that New Line Cinema is going ahead with a sequel to last year’s Mortal Kombat movie.

Deadline broke the news, revealing that the follow-up will be written by Jeremy Slater. Slater is the head writer for upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight with reported future Solid Snake Oscar Issac. There’s no word yet on when we can expect the new film, but it’s a pleasant surprise nonetheless.

As Deadline notes, the first movie seemed to do rather well for studio Warner Bros. It released via HBO Max and the cinemas in the USA back in April, before a cinematic release over here two weeks later. Despite the pandemic, it opened at number one at the box office and has grossed more than $83 million USD worldwide.

In case you’ve not seen it yet, the Mortal Kombat movie’s story actually follows new character, Cole Young. He and his family are being hunted by assassin Sub Zero, and is soon tied up with Sonya, Kano, Jax, Lui Kang, Scorpion and others. Most notably, at least compared to the comic-booky 1990s movies, this outing leaned more into the mature content of the games, gory fatalities and all.

There’s no word yet who’ll be back for the sequel. Minor spoilers, but as you can imagine not everyone makes it out alive. Still, it’s not as if death has ever been a barrier to a Mortal Kombat character. We’ll have to wait and see how the Mortal Kombat movie sequel turns out. But hey, it’s surely gonna be better than Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, right?

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Mortal Kombat 11

  • Release Date: April 22, 2019
    • - 23 April 2019 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fighting
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