Uncharted actor Tati Gabrielle is slated to join Mortal Kombat 2 as Jade

Mortal Kombat 2 Movie News

A big name appears to be gearing up to join the cast of Mortal Kombat 2, this time Tati Gabrielle who will reportedly portray Jade.

Gabrielle is currently in “final negotiations” to join the cast for the sequel to 2021’s Mortal Kombat. She’s apparently signing on to portray Jade, an assassin and friend of Kitana, who was absent from the first film. Jade also funnily enough joined the series in the second Mortal Kombat game, as well as Kitana, so it’s possible that the latter will be making her debut in the sequel film too.

Gabrielle is probably best known for Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but also starred in The Owl House, You, and last year’s Uncharted movie adaptation, making this her second appearance in a video game turned film. She’s not the only newcomer to the Mortal Kombat films, as earlier this month it was reported that Dredd and The Boys actor Karl Urban would be joining Mortal Kombat 2 as the iconic Johnny Cage.

Mortal Kombat 2: Directed by Simon McQuoid. With Karl Urban, Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Lewis Tan. Plot under wrap

Cage was actually teased at the end of Mortal Kombat in a post-credits scene, as every big film has to have one these days, making news of the character’s casting not particularly surprising.

Apparently Simon McQuoid will be on directing duties for the sequel film, who also directed the 2021 film. Jeremy Slate (Moon Knight, The Umbrella Academy) is on script writing duties, and the film is being produced by Atomic Monster’s James Wan, Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner, Simon McQuoid, and E. Bennett Walsh.

Warner Bros told MarkMeets that the Mortal Kombat 2 movie has settled on a filming location, with the production heading to Queensland, Australia. Details on the follow-up have been trickling out about the cast, but much remains under wraps. However, production on Mortal Kombat 2 was rumored to be eyeing a summer start, with a filming location bringing cameras one step closer to rolling.

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What Mortal Kombat 2 Has In Store

The 2021 adaptation embraced what made the video game franchise so popular by ensuring the Mortal Kombat movie was R-rated. As a result, it featured the games’ excessive violence and even fatalities, which were absent in previous film adaptations. Mortal Kombat first made its way to theaters with Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 movie, which was followed by Mortal Kombat: Annihilation in 1997. However, those films carried PG-13 ratings, meaning the violence was toned down. While the sequel will likely go for another R rating, it is also set to feature some new characters.

The end of 2021’s Mortal Kombat teased the inclusion of Johnny Cage in the sequel, with Karl Urban said to be playing the character. The new movie is also said to feature Tati Gabrielle as Jade, with other announced characters set to appear, like Kitana and Shoa Kahn. Mortal Kombat 2 will also see returning cast, with Jessica McNamee, Tan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Mehcad Brooks, and Joe Taslim expected to reprise their roles.

At the moment, Mortal Kombat doesn’t have a specific release date or even a release window, so who knows when we’ll get to see these two in action. But obviously as casting is going on things are still early days, and it’s very possible that the current writer’s strike is impacting development, so don’t expect it to be right around the corner.Netherrealm Studios also recently revealed that it is rebooting the games with the just announced Mortal Kombat 1 (yes, it’s called that on purpose).

Mortal Kombat 2 is bringing back director Simon McQuoid, who helmed the first installment, ensuring the new film will have the same look and style. In addition, the first film teased the actual Mortal Kombat tournament, which was not in the movie, meaning the story will likely pick up that plot thread. So, while numerous details about the film are still under wraps, Mortal Kombat 2 looks to be putting the pieces together for another successful film.

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