Twitter Users Argue Karl Urban Should Play This Fan-Favorite Instead Of Johnny Cage
Karl Urban is expected to join the “Mortal Kombat” sequel as the wise-cracking, nut-punching Johnny Cage, according to multiple reports.
The popular character from the adaptation based on the beloved video game franchise didn’t appear in the 2021 movie, but he was cleverly teased at the end of the film.
Though Cage’s role in the sequel’s plot is under wraps, Twitter users couldn’t help but point out that he would be better suited playing the crude cybernetic eye-wearing villain, Kano, instead.
Other Twitter users ruminated about how the 50-year-old actor will never be able to play Kano, as he was killed off in the first film.
In April 2021, the reboot’s director Simon McQuoid explained that Cage wasn’t featured in “Mortal Kombat” because he was considered too much for the film.
“The reason [Johnny Cage] is not in this original film is he’s such a giant personality that he almost has his own gravitational field,” McQuoid told Variety at the time.
In recent years, Urban has appeared in quite a handful of popular films, including “Thor: Ragnarok” and “The Lord of the Rings.” In 2005, he also starred in the video game adaptation for the sci-fi fantasy game “Doom.”
A release date for “Mortal Kombat 2” has yet to be announced.