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Mortal Kombat 2: Karl Urban’s Johnny Cage Debut Hinted in New Photo

  • Karl Urban debuts as Johnny Cage in the upcoming Mortal Kombat 2 film.
  • Several other popular Mortal Kombat characters will appear in the sequel, including Kitana, Shao Kahn, and Quan Chi.
  • Joel McHale, who voiced Johnny Cage in an animated series, praised Urban’s casting, calling him perfect for the role.

A new image from the set of Mortal Kombat 2 hints at The Boys star Karl Urban’s debut as the fan-favorite character Johnny Cage. The photo, shared on social media by producer Todd Garner, showcases Cage’s iconic belt buckle, which prominently displays his last name.

Mortal Kombat 2 follows the 2021 adaptation of the popular video game series, bringing back familiar characters from across the franchise’s lore. New characters joining the sequel include Adeline Rudolph as Kitana, Martyn Ford as Shao Kahn, and Damon Herriman as the villainous Quan Chi.

Karl Urban is set to take on the multifaceted role of Johnny Cage, a charismatic martial artist with unparalleled intensity. Urban’s casting has received praise from Joel McHale, who voiced Cage in the animated series Mortal Kombat Legends. McHale told ComicBook, “[It’s] perfect casting. He’s one of the better actors around. My sons and I watch The Boys religiously, so yeah, he’s perfect.”

As the sequel to 2021’s Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 is expected to continue the impressive battle for Earthrealm between its champions and the forces of Shang Tsung. Johnny Cage will be introduced as one of these defenders, eventually accepting his role as a protector of Earthrealm despite his initial focus on personal gain.

Karl Urban’s portrayal of Cage is highly anticipated by fans, who are eager to see how the actor will balance the character’s flamboyant nature with his genuine heroism. Urban has previously demonstrated his ability to infuse depth into his roles, such as his portrayal of the complex Billy Butcher in The Boys. Mortal Kombat enthusiasts look forward to witnessing how he will gracefully navigate the intricate facets of Johnny Cage’s personality.

In Mortal Kombat 2, Cage enters the story as part of the second wave of fighters, joining the initial heroes such as Lewis Tan’s Cole Young. The upcoming film promises viewers a rich narrative full of character development, forming alliances, and intense battles as the realms continue to expand.