Mortal Kombat teased the introduction of another fighter for a possible sequel and the cast reveals who they would like to play Johnny Cage in the film.
The Mortal Kombat The cast revealed who they would like to see play Johnny Cage in a possible sequel. The 2021 reboot hit HBO Max and theaters this weekend, bringing the popular video game franchise to the big screen for the first time since it flopped in 1997. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. The Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema production brought to life some of the series’ most famous fighters, including Sub-Zero, Jax, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Kano, and Kung Lao in a fight for Earthrealm against the forces of evil. from Outworld. .
Although there is no tournament in Mortal Kombat, the movie still found a way to pit the fighters against each other, but an iconic character was missing. Johnny Cage was notably absent from the film, but the ending seemed to hint at his existence in the film’s universe. Lewis Tan’s Cole Young announces at the end of Mortal Kombat that he went to Hollywood in search of someone, and fans knew immediately who that someone could be. Unfortunately, Johnny Cage was not seen in any way in the movie, but the cast has shared who they would like to play him in a sequel.
Talking to CinemaBlend, the cast of Mortal Kombat They offered their picks on who should take on the role of Johnny Cage. Kano actor Josh Lawson suggested to James Marsden, with whom he shares a personal relationship:
Look, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The only person I kept thinking of is a friend of mine, James Marsden. I just, I don’t know, he has a Johnny Cage vibe to me. Maybe I’m wrong, but yeah, something about it. He has that Hollywood flair, you know, and I think he could, I think he could pull it off.
Jessica McNamee, who plays Sonya Blade, did not give a specific name, but insisted that whoever takes on the role must go through an audition process like the rest of the actors:
I’m not sure. It’s really tough. I do not know. I am of the opinion that I would like to audition you. Like we had to audition, put them through tough storms like we had to. No, but I would love to see it. You, what would be cool for me? I would love to be able to audition and audition against the people. I always wanted to do that. So I’ll have to put it down to see who puts his hat in the ring.
Mechad Brooks (Jax) agreed with McNamee’s suggestion to audition and hopes to make sure the actor can fight:
You know, I don’t know. I will leave that in the capable hands of the Warner brothers, Todd Garner, Simon McQuoid and New Line, and everyone who will be involved in that decision. However, it would have to be someone who could fight. Every actor really, really brought everything they could to the table when it comes to doing their own fight scenes. So, we would have to continue like this, I think, and we would also have to be someone who can improve comedy. So I have no one, I have no favorites. I think there are a lot of good options and I think it is an attic issue that we are willing to deal with. Because that means there is a sequel.
Tan suggested to Scott Atkins and even Keanu Reeves, who was the subject of our Johnny Cage April Fool’s Day joke:
That’s a champagne problem. I think Johnny is such an iconic character and I think we were building a new energy for this movie. We’re building something that respects the franchise from before, but we’re also ushering in a new era, like the trailer said, you know what I mean? That’s how we really feel about it. So there are many ways it can enter my mind. There was an April Fools joke on Twitter that I saw that it was like Keanu Reeves was going to play Johnny Cage, ‘and I thought, that’s a pretty interesting casting. Then there are guys like Scott Atkins, who was an amazing actor and martial artist. And I think that would be a great way to do it.
Whoever plays Johnny Cage in the Mortal Kombat The sequel will have big shoes to fill. Cage has become one of the most popular characters in the franchise, and his setting for the sequel certainly heralds great things for the role. The actor who takes over will have to be able to fight like the rest of the cast while playing the larger-than-life character. McNamee is certainly on to something in suggesting that they audition in front of her. Sonya Blade eventually forms a relationship with Cage, and they have a daughter named Cassie.
Ultimately saving Johnny Cage for him Mortal Kombat The sequel seems to be the right choice. The 2021 movie is already packed with characters who take up a lot of screen time. Johnny Cage’s presence in the movie would have detracted from that and could have led to some complications in the storytelling. Yes or no Mortal Kombat It proves to be successful enough to warrant a sequel, but it’s clear that if it happens, Cage will be a major player.
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