Hiroyuki Sanada talks about his return as Scorpion for Mortal Kombat 2

Mortal Kombat got a new shot at blockbuster film supremacy with 2021 Mortal Kombat Reboot – which was an odd case since it was released on HBO Max at the same time it was hitting theaters as part of Warner Bros. Plan to recover from cinema closures during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. So it was a bit difficult to estimate how much of a true measure is Mortal Kombat A box office hit of just $84.4 million (on a budget of $55 million), it really is. The combined viewership and box office must have been sign enough as Warner Bros. officially announced earlier this year Mortal Kombat 2 comes.

Mortal Kombat 2 Director Simon McQuoid will return to helm the sequel – but what about all the stars? The first Mortal Kombat The film revolved around the story of Scorpion (or “Hanzo Hasashi”) created by Japanese actor and martial artist Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine). The Hanzo/Scorpion storyline was arguably one of the few storylines in Mortal Kombat which has been completely developed from start to finish. The series’ new protagonist, Cole Young (Lewis Tan), has been anointed the descendant of Scorpion and the new custodian of the Hashashi bloodline and their powers. So does Hiroyuki Sanada have to return? Mortal Kombat 2?

ComicBook.com spoke to Hiroyuki Sanada during the press party for his new films fast trainand we had to ask for the prospect of this esteemed actor once again lending his presence Mortal Kombat 2. As the actor tells it, there’s nothing to say at the moment:

“I have no idea, I haven’t heard anything official yet. But I hope they do a Scorpion part and I’ll be able to say, ‘Come here!’ again.”

When asked who Sanada would like to see play Johnny Cage in the next Mortal Kombat movie, the actor replied, “That’s a good question. I have no idea yet, but maybe one of the bullet train assassins.”

Spring, fast train is a movie starring the likes of Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon and Logan Lerman – so while he might just have been trying to steer the conversation, Sanada might not have a bad idea!


As for Mortal Kombat 2says author Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight) that finding the balance between horror and fun is crucial:

“I feel like the bruise Mortal Kombat is great and it’s part of what people come here for, you always have to find that balance between funny gore and gritty gore, right?” Slater said, later adding, “There’s an ironic aspect to it Mortal Kombat Regarding the violence, and regarding the gore, it gives the audience a bit of a wink and says, “Yeah, we know that’s ridiculous, but it’s really fun and we’re all caught up in the joke together.”

fast train hits theaters this week. Mortal Kombat 2 is under development.

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