New Line Cinema is working on a sequel to the 2021 Mortal Kombat film and reportedly Simon McQuaid will return to direct the new film.
Deadline reports that the director has already been recruited for the project and, despite unfavorable reviews, Mortal Kombat became a huge hit with audiences who almost immediately justified the sequel.
Mortal Kombat debuted at number one at the US box office and was one of the most-watched films on HBO Max, available on a very limited basis at the time. At the box office, in the midst of the pandemic, it made over $84 million and with the streaming numbers, it was enough to please the executives.
Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight) is said to be the main responsible for the plot and we now know that McQuaid will once again be a reality, something that has yet to be officially announced, but deadline sources assure. that it has already been decided.
For now, we still don’t know specific details about the project, but last year, some of the main people responsible for the first film suggested that the desire was to make a new line of films, and perhaps a series, in a multidisciplinary genre. Where they can explore more characters and narratives.
With the help of the creators and people of the Netherlands, Warner Bros. HBO will be able to explore the Mortal Kombat universe as one of Max’s faces.