As development of the upcoming sequel continues, actor Mehcad Brooks has offered a promising update on its potential Mortal Kombat 2 yield. Brooks, known for his work on Necessary roughness and super girlplayed in the 2021 Mortal Kombat movie reboot as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, a Special Forces Major who works as one of the defenders of the Earthrealm against Shang Tsung and the forces of Outworld. Jax is initially taken out of service by Sub-Zero in the beginning of the film, to whom he lost his arms, but is rescued by Raiden and equipped with metal arms, which are upgraded to super strong capacity when he awakens his arcana.
Aided by Simon McQuoid in his 2021 directorial debut Mortal Kombat scored mixed to positive reviews from critics, but was well received by audiences for its more faithful adaptation of the games’ tone than Paul W.S. Anderson’s original film. Now that it went to a modest box office success and set multiple HBO Max records, development of a sequel had been unconfirmed for nearly a year, with Warner Bros. officially announced Mortal Kombat 2 last January with Moon Knight‘s Jeremy Slater confirmed to write. Now it has been confirmed that McQuoid is back as Mortal Kombat 2‘s director, the audience can see a familiar face for the next episode.
While speaking exclusively with screen frenzy to discuss his role in Law & authority season 22, Mehcad Brooks opened up about his potential Mortal Kombat 2 yield. Although he noted that he couldn’t share anything”in detailThe Jax actor did offer a promising update, confirming the rumblings over his involvement in the sequel. Brooks representatives have since noted that they screen frenzy they can’t run out of confirmations Mortal Kombat 2 back at the time of writing. Check out what Brooks shared below:
I’ve heard some pretty exciting updates. Nothing I can go into in detail at this point, but expect to see Jax again, new and improved and working with these moms.
What to expect from Mortal Kombat 2
Although neither Brooks nor his representatives have any official confirmation of his Mortal Kombat 2 return, his confidence that Jax will be back for the sequel should be exciting news for fans of the actor as well as the character himself. Although he got a bit of a bow in the 2021 Mortal Kombat Struggling with the loss of his arms and his subsequent weaker mechanical arms before unlocking his arcana, Jax was sidelined for much of the film, leaving many eager to see more of him in the future. Now that Jax has his iconic metal arms and has shown how he knows them by brutally beating Nathan Jones’ Reiko in the epic third act of the film, it would be exciting to see him take on the right path against other Outworld enemies for the sequel.
While McQuoid has been confirmed to be back for Mortal Kombat 2, no cast members have been announced at the time of writing, with Jax actor Mehcad Brooks, Mileena’s Sisi Stringer and Scorpion’s Hiroyuki Sanada all expressing their interest in returning in recent months. With Jeremy Slater taking over the writing duties, it’s unclear if the sequel will keep the original trilogy plans and include the titular tournament, but with the lore of the Mortal Kombat games that often feature characters coming back from the dead allowed many of the original cast to make their way back, along with the soon-to-be-introduced Johnny Cage. Until new details emerge, the public can revisit Brooks’ first exit with the 2021 Mortal Kombat stream movie on HBO Max and catch it Law & authority season 22 airs Thursdays on NBC.
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