Warner Bros. has finally announced a Mortal Kombat sequel, just not the one you were expecting. It has been revealed via The Hollywood Reporter that 2020’s animated Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is getting a sequel, officially titled Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms. Set to be released later this year, the new project will see the return of Joel McHale and Jennifer Carpenter as the voices of iconic fighters Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, respectively. The large majority of the first film’s cast will join them, including Patrick Seitz as Scorpion, Fred Tatasciore as Shao Khan, and Jordan Rodrigues as Liu Kang. New featured voices joining the world of kombat are Matthew Mercer as both Stryker and Smoke, Bayardo De Murguia as Sub-Zero, Emily O’Brien as Jade, and Debra Wilson as D’Vorah. The animated follow-up will also see the return of director Ethan Spaulding and writer Jeremy Adams, with franchise co-creator Ed Boon serving as a creative consultant.
Scorpion’s Revenge mostly followed the same plot as the original video game and the first live-action film, but from the perspective of the franchise’s functioning mascot, Scorpion. The story centered around Hanzo Hasashi seeking vengeance for the death of his family, with the classic events of Shang Tsung’s fateful Mortal Kombat tournament playing out in the background. After a mostly happy ending, the movie leaves off with a furious Shao Khan ordering preparations be made for an invasion of Earthrealm. This is presumably where Battle of the Realms will pick up, fulfilling screenwriter Adams one time promise of a “bigger” sequel.