Mortal Kombat getting sequel with new Marvel connection

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Photo credit: Mark Rogers - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Mark Rogers - Warner Bros.

Mortal Kombat is getting a sequel and has hired a Marvel writer to work on the script.

Deadline reports that the action-adventure sequel based on the classic video game franchise has signed up Jeremy Slater to continue the story following his head writer role on the Marvel and Disney+ series Moon Knight, as well as Umbrella Academy.

The movie reboot followed a new franchise character, MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan), who has no idea of his actual heritage until Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung (Chin Han) sends his best warrior Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim) to hunt him down.

Photo credit: Mark Rogers - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Mark Rogers - Warner Bros.

Narrowly surviving an attack thanks to Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Cole teams up with Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee) and reluctant ally Kano (Josh Lawson) to find the temple of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), to prepare for a high-stakes battle.

There are no hints as to where the sequel will take these characters as yet, so watch this space for updates.

Moon Knight, set to be released on the streaming service in March, stars Oscar Isaac in the title role and as Marc Spector, who turns to a life of vigilantism after becoming a human vessel for the Egyptian moon god Khonsu, and gaining extraordinary powers.

Photo credit: Marvel Studios
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

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Soon, Slater finds himself drawn into a deadly mystery – all the while struggling to keep a lid on his dissociative identity disorder.

Also starring in the show is Gaspard Ulliel and Ethan Hawke, who will be playing Anton Mogart/Midnight Man and cult leader Arthur Harrow respectively.

Tragically, Ulliel passed away earlier this month in a skiing accident.

The miniseries will consist of just six episodes, with Mohamed Diab directing four instalments and duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Netflix's Archive 81) behind the other two.

Moon Knight premieres on Disney+ on March 30, 2022.

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