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Karl Urban up for Johnny Cage role in Mortal Kombat sequel? Plus, check out the new trailer for new MK game

May 18th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Well, in one of the most ‘perfect bit of castng’ turns ever, it seems that Nerd god Karl Urban is set to appear in the Mortal Kombat sequel and if it happens, it’s perfect.

Yes, Urban, he of The Boys, Dredd, Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings and Marvel fame, is in talks to play… Johnny Cage.

Admit it, that’s damned perfect!

The sequel to 2021’s very flawed but very fun Mortal Kombat will see the return of Simon McQuoid in the director’s chair with Moon Knight and Umbrella Academy’s Jeremy Slater on writing duties and will pick up from the post credits teaser in the first movie that pretty much said Cage was set to debut in the second installment.

Cage in the games is a Hollywood action hero who is chosen to defend the Earth Realm against the forces of darkness in, well, Mortal Kombat. He’s a pretty big character in the story who is as dangerous as he is cocky and arrogant and, given Urban’s turn in The Boys, this is a role he might just be born for.

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But then, Urban seems to be born for any and every role, doesn’t he?

Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica MacNamee as Sonya Blade and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion are all expected to return for Mortal Kombat II.

The first movie managed just the right amount of story in among the madness and even got away with some pretty gruesome moments that were not even dreamed of when the first two Mortal Kombat movies were made in the 90s but were true to the games’ legacy.

Anyways, there’s no date set for release yet but we’ll keep you all posted.

While you’re here, check out the very NSFW trailer for new game Mortal Kombat One which is taking the franchise back to its very violent, very gory, very fun roots.

It’s In Our Blood. Discover a reborn Mortal Kombat Universe created by Fire God Liu Kang. Mortal Kombat 1 ushers in a new era of the iconic franchise with a new fighting system, game modes, and Fatalities!

Mortal Kombat 1 pre-orders go live tomorrow, May 19 @ 10:00am PT. Pre-Orders receive Shang Tsung as a playable character. PlayStation and Xbox players will also receive Beta access, available in August.

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Source: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….