Despite the failure and bad reviews of the first film of Mortal Kombat by Simon McQuoid, New Line Cinema officially confirmed that the sequel to the film in this franchisethis time with a script written by Jeremy Slater.
Ever since the first movie came out, Greg Russo producer of this project, explained that a second part was necessarysince the Mortal Kombat universe could not be explained well without expanding the story to more than one installment.
“One of the realms in Mortal Kombat that I feel doesn’t make sense to put into the story, because we focus a lot on Earthrealm and Outworld, is Edenia, which is another of the great universes in MK”
With this, we know that many characters that did not appear in the previous film will be able to make an appearance. Likewise, McQuoid and Russo had already talked about introducing Kitana, Dinsel, Jade and Johnny Cage if there was a new project.and it looks like that will happen regardless of what happened to the reception of the first movie.
The failure of Mortal Kombat
The first Mortal Kombat movie had a complicated theatrical release, entering the height of the pandemic. Is It only managed to raise $84 million dollars worldwide, making it a resounding failure.barely exceeding its production budget by $30 million.
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Nevertheless, having the sponsorship of Greg Russo, one of the most important producers in Hollywood today, it is understandable that New Line Cinema trusts him to make a long-term project, thinking about the differences that the film industry now has, after the most critical part of the pandemic has passed.
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