Shortly after it was revealed that Mortal Kombat 2 has wrapped filming, Karl Urban shared a new photo of himself from the set, possibly from his final day of production. The actor is posing with a sign with the MK2 branding along with the name “Johnny Cage,” the fan favorite character Urban is playing in the sequel. Though not in costume, the photo also provides a sneak peek at how Johnny Cage might appear in the film, at least with Urban’s hairstyle facial hair looking more kempt than his Billy Butcher character on The Boys. The Instagram post can be seen below.
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“That’s a picture wrap for me & Johnny Cage on Mortal Kombat 2!” Urban wrote in the caption of the post. “Massive thanks to our incredible crew, cast and phenomenal stunt team. Hands down the most action packed fun I’ve ever had on a film! Can’t wait for y’all to see it. Special thanks to everyone offset who helped make this time here on the Gold Coast Australia such a pleasure.”
In the comments, Jax Briggs actor Mehcad Brooks responded, “Huge congratulations brother. What a pleasure working with you! You killed this! The fans are going to go crazy. You are Johnny “F***ing” Cage!”
Karl Urban is one of the newcomers to Mortal Kombat 2, as while Johnny Cage’s arrival was teased in the ending of the previous movie, the character himself was not featured. Other newcomers to Mortal Kombat 2 include Tati Gabrielle as Jade, Adeline Rudolph as Kitana, Martyn Ford as Shao Kahn, Desmond Chiam as King Jerrod, Ana Thu Nguyen as Queen Sindel, and Damon Herriman as Quan Chi. Meanwhile, some of the confirmed cast members reprising their roles from the first film are Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, and Joe Taslim as Bi-Han.
Simon McQuoid, who directed the 2021 movie, is back in the director’s chair for Mortal Kombat 2. The script comes from Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater. James Wan and McQuoid are producing alongside Todd Garner, Michael Clear, and E. Bennett Walsh.
Mortal Kombat 2 doesn’t have a set release date at this time. The original film is currently streaming on Max.