Anyone Still Wondering Where Johnny Cage was in Mortal Kombat?

If you’ve watched the new Mortal Kombat film and noticed the absence of one sunglass wearing fighter, you’re not alone. While the film featured many of the most popular characters, two that director Simon McQuoid gets asked about the most are Johnny Cage and Kitana. Now we’ve know for a while that the studio made the film with sequels in mind ever since star Joe Taslim told Variety that he was signed up for four more films, the director says no one used the “s-word” during production, choosing to keep their focus and energy on the film at hand.



Variety asked him about Cage, to which the directed said: “The reason he is not in this original film is he’s such a giant personality that he almost has his own gravitational field. The feeling was that he would throw it out of balance slightly. I get asked about Kitana just as much as Johnny Cage. There’s a lot of interesting characters, story and material to work with. So we haven’t really dug into it; we just know we’re very privileged that’s sitting there. If we do get to that, and I’m not saying we will, I’m just saying if — big “if” — then we’ll go down that path.”


McQuoid says about a sequel: “that’s not for us to decide; that’s for the fans to decide.” Mortal Kombat is now in theaters and available on HBO Max.


What do you think of this decision? Have you seen Mortal Kombat yet? Will there be any sequels?

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