Karl Urban marked the end of filming on Simon McQuoid‘s upcoming Mortal Kombat 2 on his Instagram, calling it “the most action packed fun I’ve ever had” on a film. Urban, who plays Johnny Cage in the follow-up to the 2021 film, also took the opportunity to show himself sans beard, which he’ll no doubt be growing back for The Boys, which will be returning for Season 4 later this year.
We’ve not seen a picture yet of Urban as everyone’s favourite action movie star, though MK2 producer Todd Garner had given us a peek of what to expect a few weeks back. Garner had taken to X last week to announce that filming had wrapped for the film, which according to Garner, won’t have a trailer out just yet.
“I know I’m gonna start getting a lot of messages about like, ‘When is the trailer? When is the trailer?’ It’s gonna be a while,” says Garner. “We’re gonna work hard, we’re gonna get it done. I think we made something special, and I hope you agree.”
Directed by Simon McQuoid (who also directed the first film), Karl Urban joins returning kombatants Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han/Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion, and Max Huang as Kung Lao.
New characters for Mortal Kombat 2 include Martyn Ford as Shao Kahn, Ana Thu Nguyen as Queen Sindel, Tati Gabrielle as Jade, Adeline Rudolph as Kitana, Desmond Chiam as King Jerrod, Damon Herriman as Quan Chi, and C.J. Bloomfield as Baraka.