Ed Boon, who co-created Mortal Kombat, wears the debate over who should play Johnny Cage by expressing his support for WWE Superstar The Miz.
Mortal Kombat Co-creator Ed Boon supports the popular choice to cast WWE Superstar The Miz as Johnny Cage. The long awaited reboot of Mortal Kombat has arrived, focusing on characters like Sonya Blade and introducing Cole Young to the public. Still, despite all his gory action and mythology, Cage’s absence fueled much speculation.
That speculation cooled off thanks to a final scene that promised Cage’s debut if a Mortal Kombat the sequel happens. Still, the question of who should play Cage remains. Miz, a decorated champion in WWE and one of the company’s best-known active competitors, has now received significant backing.
Blessing, who co-created Mortal Kombat with John Tobias, he has expressed his support for Miz on social media. The exchange took place after Miz posted some viral fan art to show that he would be the right choice to play Johnny Cage in the Mortal Kombat continuation. Boon gave the thumbs up to Miz, agreeing that the two-time WWE champion made a compelling case for himself. You can check out the exchange below.
Miz has been a consistent choice to play Cage for years, long before a reboot of Mortal Kombat it had even gained strength. That’s because, for long periods of his career, and particularly during a period in 2014-2015, Miz’s stunt drew heavily on Cage. With sunglasses, movie star looks, and a sizable ego, the fighter was openly creating his character based on Cage. Miz also remembers Cage in another way, given that he is a capable fighter who is nevertheless underrated by his opponents. Miz could draw on these past experiences to bring Cage to the big screen, while also relying on the fact that he has demonstrated his ability to work in both action and comedy situations. Mortal Kombat it would probably be an ideal project for him in that regard, allowing a lot of action and avoiding the seriousness of The marine movies in which he has starred.
It is true that there are also other worthy candidates. Justin Hartley, perhaps best known for his role as Kevin in We are, comes to mind. But it could be argued that Miz’s casting has its own specific benefits. Since there are a lot of crossovers between wrestling fans and Mortal Kombat fans, Miz would be a draw for any potential sequel. And, as a bonus, Hollywood could land another lead. After taking a chance on John Cena and Dave Bautista, the two former WWE regulars are now routinely cast for big action blockbusters. Given a chance, Miz could be next.
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