Based mostly on insider data reported to Variety, it seems that Warner Bros. could be very fascinated about transferring ahead with the “Mortal Kombat” franchise. The article particularly mentions “Mortal Kombat” but in addition states that “different movies that had a hybrid launch nonetheless have sequel talks,” so there are different 2021 Warner Bros. releases which may get extra installments as properly. As for what the way forward for “Mortal Kombat” may appear to be, the online game franchise, which beforehand produced two live-action films earlier than the 2021 model, has loads the studio can work with. The franchise has launched 21 video video games general, with 11 inside the primary storyline, whereas others are both spinoffs specializing in varied characters like Sub-Zero or Jax, or updates of previous titles (TVOvermind). With a lot historical past behind “Mortal Kombat,” there isn’t any restrict to the place the movies might go.
The forged and creators of the 2021 movie have already spoken about their want to return to the “Mortal Kombat” universe on display, with producer Todd Garner telling Collider that if a sequel is greenlit, they plan to lastly usher in fan-favorite character Johnny Cage. Together with that, his final dream appears to be to construct a “Mortal Kombat” cinematic universe on the dimensions of Marvel, stating that he hopes they’ll at some point “sit with [game creators] Ed [Boon] and John [Tobias] and all of the Warner Brothers execs and put an enormous whiteboard up like Kevin Feige did and map out the universe, and map out years and years of this.”