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Karl Urban Wraps Mortal Kombat 2, Hypes It Up

Urban plays Johnny Cage in the much-anticipated sequel.


Actor Karl Urban plays Johnny Cage in the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie sequel, and he's now finished filming. Posting on Instagram, Urban thanked the cast, crew, and stunt team for their efforts on the action movie sequel.

"Hands down the most action packed fun I've ever had on a film," he said. "Can't wait for y'all to see it."

Urban went on to thank everyone off the movie set, too, for their help in making his time on the Gold Coast of Australia where the movie was filmed "such a pleasure."

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The 2021 Mortal Kombat movie was also filmed in Australia, though filming took place in Adelaide. The sequel shifted to the soundstages of Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland, Australia.

Mortal Kombat 2 is directed by Australian Simon McQuoid, who also helmed the first one. The film doesn't have a release date yet, and just because Urban has finished his scenes, that doesn't mean the movie has wrapped in its entirety. There could also be reshoots.

While the plot details of Mortal Kombat 2 remain under wraps, the first film revolved around MMA fighter Cole Young, played by Lewis Tan, as he fought against adversaries from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the fate of the universe.

The sequel will feature the return of the original cast, including Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion, and Max Huang as Kung Lao.

In addition to Urban joining the sequel as Johnny Cage, Uncharted movie star Tatiana Gabrielle will play Jade in Mortal Kombat 2.

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