Whether you loved the 2021 rendition of Mortal Kombat or thought it was lacking, one thing's for sure, New Line Cinema thinks there's still gas in the tank for the wildly popular video game franchise.
Yesterday (January, 26, 2022), in a report from New Line, the announcement was made that plans are in motion for a sequel to the 2021 MK film with Moon Knight scribe Jeremy Slater to pen the film.
Slater said to Entertainment Weekly, "Beyond excited to be joining this team!" Slater tweeted. "We're building something bigger and better and bloodier that's going to blow people's minds."
The last version of Mortal Kombat hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously back in 2021 and grossed a total $83.6mil at the global box office. Low numbers by typical blockbuster standards, but due to theater closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was enough to warrant a sequel.
As soon as the announcement was made, artist BossLogic took to twitter with his own brand of announcement in the form of a custom design that screams, "Get Over Here"!!!
The original cast (well... the ones who survived the first film) are reported to be returning for the sequel, although no release date has been announced.