Connect with us

Latest Movies

Mortal Kombat 2 Script Update Teases MCU Sensibilities

Published

on

Fresh off the release of his MCU limited series Moon Knight, Jeremy Slater teases that the script for Mortal Kombat 2 will have his sensibilities. Video game adaptations have a bad reputation among movie-goers. Even Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the highest-grossing video game movie in the U.S., cannot compete with the MCU and its consistent box office returns. Still, the subgenre has been growing and improving in recent years.

One contributor to the recent trend was the 2021 Mortal Kombat. The reboot of the infamous Mortal Kombat film series was directed by Simon McQuoid and starred Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Max Huang, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Despite average reviews, Mortal Kombat grossed over $83 million and became HBO Max’s most successful film launch when it was released. The sequel, Mortal Kombat 2, is currently in development.

Related: Mortal Kombat 2 Can Make Cole’s Scorpion Link Mean More Than The Original

Advertisement

With fans still awaiting the Mortal Kombat sequel, writer Jeremy Slater gives an update on its development. Slater tells The Direct that the script is about halfway written, and the experience has been very fun. He explains that the goal for the sequel is to create a satisfying yet unpredictable movie, saying the team working with him learned from the first movie what the audience would respond to. Still, Slater asserts that the script will not adopt the MCU’s tone, but instead it will stay in Mortal Kombat‘s weird universe while using the writer’s sensibilities. Read Slater’s full update below:

“It’s really fun so far. We’re about halfway through the script. I’m working really closely with the director and the studios, and the game guys, and I think—I can’t say anything about the actual story, but I think they definitely learned some lessons the last time around in terms of, ‘Here’s the stuff fans responded to, and here’s what people liked out of the movie, and here’s the stuff that didn’t work out as well as we hoped.’ So we’re really looking at this as a chance to take everything that worked in the first one and do it even better and give the audience even more, and make something that is just incredibly satisfying, and really exciting, and unpredictable. I  don’t think it’s necessarily going to have the same tone as the MCU, but it’s definitely going to have some of my sensibilities. That was part of my pitch to them. This is Mortal Kombat. We have guys who are ripping off their faces and breathing fire—it’s a weird universe, let’s embrace some of that weirdness, and let’s make a Mortal Kombat sequel that no one is expecting and that can kind of sneak in and blow everyone away.”

While Mortal Kombat managed to perform well for a video game adaptation (particularly amid the pandemic), its reception could not compare to recent MCU blockbusters like Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was released the same year and became the sixth-highest grossing film of all time. Considering the drastic difference between those two films, it may be tempting for the studio to imitate the MCU’s tried and true style in Mortal Kombat 2, but Slater asserts that won’t be the case. He will instead apply his sensibilities – which were present in Moon Knight – to the distinct universe the video games created. Hopefully, this results in a Mortal Kombat 2 that both long-time fans and brand new viewers can enjoy.

Advertisement

Slater’s goal of blowing everyone away may seem like a tall order for a video game adaptation, but he already has two successful genre adaptations to his name. Slater worked as a writer and executive producer for The Umbrella Academy season 1, which led to the Netflix series earning a second and third season, and his latest work Moon Knight just released on Disney+ to generally positive reviews. If Slater can duplicate the same level of success, Mortal Kombat 2 may indeed be a surprising sequel.

Next: Who Are Mortal Kombat’s Shirai Ryu: Scorpion’s Ninja Origin Explained

Source: The Direct

Advertisement

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recently Posted

Breaking News Update4 mins ago

Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Monday, 23rd May, 2022

Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Monday, 23rd May 2022...

Latest Movies6 mins ago

MCU Phase 4: 10 New Characters With The Most Long-Term Potential

Phase 4 is reaching its mid-point, but it has already introduced multiple new characters to the MCU who are already beloved....

Breaking News Update21 mins ago

2 killed, 5 critically injured after being hit by a car in Karanjia

The post 2 killed, 5 critically injured after being hit by a car in Karanjia appeared first on KalingaTV.

Breaking News Update35 mins ago

Yellow warning issued for thunderstorm in 8 districts

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar has issued a Yellow warning for light rain/thunderstorms...

Latest Movies36 mins ago

Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer Heats Up Inquisitors’ Hunt For Jedi

A new teaser trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi heats up the Sith Inquisitors’ hunt for the Jedi. The upcoming Star Wars series premieres this week...

Latest Movies51 mins ago

Time Traveler’s Wife: What Happened To Henry’s Mother In The Book?

This article contains spoilers for The Time Traveler’s Wife episode 2. The Time Traveler’s Wife episode 2 focused on the tragic...

Latest Movies1 hour ago

The Time Traveler’s Wife: Can History Be Changed? | Screen Rant

This article contains spoilers for The Time Traveler’s Wife episode 2. Henry believes time cannot be changed in The Time Traveler’s Wife,...

Latest Movies1 hour ago

Norman Reedus Reveals Bittersweet Reaction To The Walking Dead Ending

Norman Reedus, who has played Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead for more than a decade, has a bittersweet reaction to the show...

Latest Movies2 hours ago

Professor X’s Son Created a Mutant Utopia Better Than Krakoa in Every Way

Warning: Spoilers for Legion of X #1 ahead! A new preview for the highly anticipated Legion of X, a continuation of...

Latest Movies3 hours ago

90 Day Fiancé: What Happened To The Season 9 Cast This Week (May 16)

The ongoing 90 Day Fiancé season 9 has kept fans intrigued with its new cast members who love to share...

Latest Movies3 hours ago

GotG 3 Adam Warlock Actor Didn’t Know What Role He Was Auditioning For

Will Poulter initially didn’t know he was in the running to be Adam Warlock when auditioning for Guardians of the Galaxy...

Foreign Affairs3 hours ago

Docs From 2021 Int’l Security Exercise Showed Monkeypox Bio Attack on May 15, 2022

In March 2021, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a global security organization “focused on reducing nuclear and biological threats imperiling humanity,”...

Latest Movies3 hours ago

90 Day Fiancé: Hamza Moknii Struggles With American Health Care System

Star of 90 Day Fiancé Hamza Moknii is facing a struggle with the American health system. Hamza came to the United States...

Latest Movies3 hours ago

Marvel Ruined Wolverine’s Adamantium Bones with One Cheap Weakness

Marvel’s Wolverine is not only one of the most popular X-Men, but one of the strongest, armed with a potent...

Latest Movies4 hours ago

90 Day Fiancé: Andrei Castravet’s Weight-Loss Journey In Photos

Former 90 Day Fiancé star Andrei Castravet has been on a weight-loss journey for a while and has impressively transformed...

Trending

x