Mortal Kombat 2: F**k yeah! “The Boys” star Karl Urban becomes Johnny Cage in the video game adaptation

The Boys” star Karl Urban has secured the next iconic role right after Billy Butcher. As Johnny Cage we will be able to experience Urban in the video game adaptation “Mortal Kombat 2“.

  • “The Boys” season 4 has been shot, now leading actor Karl Urban could land his next project.
  • In “Mortal Kombat 2” we will see him as professional fighter Johnny Cage.
  • Cage is a fan favorite, and the same goes for Urban’s “The Boys” character Billy Butcher. So Urban has a lucky hand when it comes to choosing roles.
Mortal Kombat 2: F**k yeah! "The Boys" star Karl Urban becomes Johnny Cage in the video game adaptation

The movie “Mortal Kombat” became a big hit in 2021 – probably also because new movies were scarce during the Corona pandemic and Warner Bros. offered the brutal video game adaptation early in the stream due to closed theaters.

But as entertaining as “Mortal Kombat” was, it was missing two key elements: the titular fighting tournament and fan favorite Johnny Cage. In the end, the film already hinted at a sequel and Cage was also mentioned but not shown.

Now, however, we finally know who will be wearing Johnny Cage’s sunglasses in Mortal Kombat 2: Karl Urban, who has just been in front of the camera for season 4 of “The Boys”. According to The Wrap, filming will start in June 2023, and the movie is expected to be released in mid-2024.

Should Urban shave off his beard for the role, he will certainly have to grow it back quickly after “Mortal Kombat 2”. “The Boys” Season 5 is already as good as certain and Billy Butcher without a beard – that’s simply unthinkable!

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