Mortal Kombat 2 star Lewis Tan recently gushed over the film’s grandeur, calling it “much bigger” than its predecessor. Tan hinted the larger scope of the sequel in an interview with “We’re going full throttle [on Mortal Kombat 2],” he remarked. “And now, we have [Mortal Kombat co-creator] Ed Boon with us as well, so we have the seal of approval from the great himself. [The sequel] is just going to be absolutely ridiculous. Way bigger.” Tan will reprise his role as Cole Young in Mortal Kombat 2.

Mortal Kombat 2 went into production in January 2022. The sequel is directed by Simon McQuoid, who also directed the 2021 remake, and is based on a script by Moon Knight head writer Jeremy Slater. In May 2022, Slater updated fans on the film’s progress, noting that the script was half-finished at the time. He also stated that his approach to crafting the screenplay is influenced by how viewers reacted positively or negatively to various sections of the first film.

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It’s unclear whether this extends to the cast of characters Slater plans to feature in Mortal Kombat 2, but at least one celebrity is optimistic they’ll be called back for the sequel. Mehcad Brooks, who plays Jackson “Jax” Briggs in Mortal Kombat 2, reportedly teased that he might return “new and improved” in Mortal Kombat 2. He also stated that Jax will have significantly more control over his mechanical arms in his next appearance. However, Brooks’ agents have subsequently stated that the actor is not currently attached to Mortal Kombat 2.

Meanwhile, Brooks’ co-star Jessica McNamee wants Kano to return in Mortal Kombat 2. McNamee, who portrays Sonya Blade, attributes this to her great experience in the 2021 reboot starring Josh Lawson. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss seeing Josh Lawson back [as] Kano,” she admitted. “I adore him and enjoy working with him. The nice thing about Mortal Kombat is that you can murder people whenever you want and bring them back whenever you want. So, hopefully, they’ll be able to bring him back. That would be fantastic. But who can say? I could be dead for all I know. [Laughs] No, I’m not serious.”

Mortal Kombat 2 does not yet have a release date.