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‘He’s more like a Kano’ – Karl Urban’s Johnny Cage casting for Mortal Kombat 2 gets fans’ praise and pushback

‘He’s more like a Kano’ – Karl Urban’s Johnny Cage casting for Mortal Kombat 2 gets fans’ praise and pushback

Mortal Kombat 2 producer Todd Garner has confirmed Karl Urban‘s casting for Johnny Cage. However, the fandom feels The Boys actor would be much suited to play Kano’s character. The sequel to the 2021’s reboot video adaptation is expected to begin filming sometime in June in Australia.

A casting announcement for Johnny Cage was long overdue since the first Mortal Kombat reboot’s post-credits scene hinted at the character’s addition for the second installment. While the character is portrayed as an action movie star cum Martial artist – he’s grown fond among fans for his egotistic cocky personality while also packing on a good sense of humor. Coincidentally, Urban’s character in The Boys as Billy Butcher shares many similarities with Cage.

The Wrap’s reporting on Karl Urban being engaged in the final discussion to sign on as Johnny Cage has even received assurance from producer Todd Garner. However, some Mortal Kombat stans & Karl’s followers have pushed back stating he would be more suitable for Kano.

It should be noted Josh Lawson portrayed Kano in the first film and was killed off by the end. However, there’s also the possibility for the character to be revived, in fact, Jessica McNamee‘s Sonya Blade also hopes for the cybernetic eye-wielding villain’s return. Nonetheless, Karl’s casting has also been praised by many as the perfect actor as can be seen in the reactions below.

Mortal Kombat 2 will see the return of Lewis Tan as Cole Young, McNamee as Sonya Blade, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax and Ludi Lin as Liu Kang. The sequel’s script is penned by Ed Boon, Jeremy Slater and John Tobias with Simon McQuoid directing it.

While the 2021 adaptation had an R-rated, it was still criticized for holding back on delivering brutal sequences like the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite animated spin-off, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. It remains to be seen if the sequel could deliver satisfying gore that’s much loved by the fandom.

The sequel is also expected to feature Baraka and Shao Kahn so it’s possible more casting news could surface so readers are advised to stay tuned for more updates.

Mortal Kombat 2 does not have a release date attached yet.




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