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A new Mortal Kombat sequel is on the way, Moon Knight writer is involved

New Line Cinema will test their might once more.

After the surprising success 2021’s Mortal Kombat had on HBO Max, it was only a matter of time before we’d hear about the sequel. Sure enough, Deadline reported that a Mortal Kombat sequel in the works. In addition, Moon Knight’s Jeremy Slater will write the script.

Apart from Slater’s position as screenwriter, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema did not reveal any additional information. Currently, there is no word about who will direct or star in the Mortal Kombat sequel. As the film is in very early pre-production, we also don’t know when shooting will begin.

However, the original film’s writer Greg Russo previously hinted at where the next movie could go. In an interview following Mortal Kombat’s release, Russo heavily teased his interest in exploring Edenia. In addition, this would open the possibility to introduce Kitana as a central character to the story.

My favorite character, Kitana, is a princess in Edenia. And it just didn’t feel right to bring her in… There [are] other characters too that people love there, like Sindel and Jade, and all those characters. So that’s a whole realm that I think is worth exploring, and I have some really cool ideas of what I would do with storylines there.

Greg Russo

With Slater replacing Russo as the sequel’s new writer, it’s uncertain whether the story will follow the original plans. However, the rich lore of Mortal Kombat’s universe offers tons of potential stories and characters to explore. Add in Slater’s rich screenwriting history with shows such as The Umbrella Academy and movies like Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers, and the Mortal Kombat sequel is shaping up to be huge.

Were you a fan of last year’s Mortal Kombat movie? What do you hope to see adapted in the sequel? Let us know below!

Via GameSpot

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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