The Mortal Kombat 2 screenwriter teases the film’s plot:
In January, Warner Bros. revealed that Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater would write the screenplay for Mortal Kombat 2. Beyond that, other important details, such as when and what to expect from the sequel, have remained behind closed doors. However, in a recent interview with The Direct’s Russ Milheim, Slater teased where things are going so far.
Slater exclaims how fun the writing process is MK2 and adds that the script is about halfway through. Additionally, he clarifies that the team’s main goal for the sequel is to give fans something satisfying, yet unpredictable. While Slater was understandably vague on specifics, he revealed that everyone involved with the project was paying close attention to fan feedback on the first film.
“Here are the things fans responded to, and here are the things people liked about the movie, and here are the things that didn’t work out as well as we hoped.” So we see this as a chance to take everything that worked in the first one, make it even better and give even more to the audience, and create something incredibly satisfying, really exciting and unpredictable.
From MCU to MKU
Because Slater is widely known for his work on Marvel’s Moon Knight series, the writer also escaped comparisons to the MCU. He states that while the next mortal combat film will no doubt feature some of its own sensibilities, it ultimately opts for a very different tone. Naturally, mortal combat is full of far stranger and horrifying moments than Marvel’s family shows. Therefore, Slater cements his intention to embrace this side of the mortal combat universe.
It is mortal combat. We got niggas ripping their faces off and spitting fire—it’s a weird universe. Let’s embrace some of this quirkiness, and make a mortal combat sequel that no one expects and that can sneak in and blow everyone away.
As of now, it’s unclear exactly what fans can expect. Mortal Kombat 2. Story details, including the introduction of new characters, are all being kept under wraps. However, while Slater writes fan-favorite Johnny Cage into the plot, WWE Superstar The Miz still has his sights set on the role.
With the success of last year mortal combat movie, it will be very interesting to see where the story goes for the sequel. In the meantime, however, all we can do is speculate. What stories and characters do you hope to see adapted in the sequel? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
Going through The Direct