Mortal Kombat Sequels Are Being Planned by Warner Bros.: Warner Bros. Pictures is looking for sequels to the feature film adaptation of Mortal Kombat.
Warner Bros. Pictures has reportedly made tentative plans to produce more films in its Mortal Kombat reboot universe.
It is no secret that Denis Villeneuve plans to make his fast-approaching Dune film adaptation — also distributed by Warner Bros. – as the first part of a two-part saga. It is known for a long time that Villeneuve is skeptical about Warner Bros. allowing Dune: Part Two to be released. The first film’s HBO Max premiere on the day of its scheduled release has the potential to dramatically undercut its box-office haul.
Variety reports that insiders claim that Villeneuve’s HBO Max deal gives him assurances that he will be able to continue his film. Variety also notes that there are still talks about sequels for other films on HBO Max, such as Mortal Kombat. Warner Bros. is said to be “looking to develop additional installments” in the video-game-based film franchise.
Based on the fighting game series, Mortal Kombat was directed by Simon McQuoid. It premiered simultaneously in theaters in the United States and on HBO Max in the United States on April 23rd. After 1995’s Mortal Kombat, and its 1997 sequel Mortal Kombat 2: Annihilation, the R-rated reboot of Mortal Kombat is the third live action Mortal Kombat movie. Mortal Kombat 2021 grossed just over $42million in the US and $83.6 million globally. It was also a surprise hit on HBO Max. The film was released on HBO Max for 31 days, but it was removed from the streaming service by WarnerMedia just a few days later.
Greg Russo, Mortal Kombat’s co-screenwriter, has not made any secret of his plans for the franchise. He told CBR in April that he had written the reboot film as the first part in a trilogy. The film teased a sequel in no uncertain terms. 2021’s Mortal Kombat’s main character Cole Young (Lewis Tan), sets a course for Hollywood. He implicitly wants to recruit Johnny Cage, a martial artist/movie star, to Raiden’s Earthrealm Champions in their ongoing conflict against the forces of Outworld. Warner Bros. has not yet announced a Mortal Kombat 2nd. A continuation of the reboot movie seems to be at least on the horizon.
Mortal Kombat (2021), is currently streaming on HBO Max.