Mortal Kombat 2: Quan Chi’s Introduction Sets Up a Scorpion & Sub-Zero Team-Up Mortal Kombat 2: Quan Chi’s Introduction Sets Up a Scorpion & Sub-Zero Team-Up
How Mortal Kombat 2 Can Retcon Scorpion’s Family Tragedy
With Quan Chi confirmed to make his live-action movie debut in Mortal Kombat 2, audiences might get a chance to see one of the series’ best team-ups.
Despite the poor handling of Mortal Kombat‘s Scorpion and Sub-Zero reveals, Mortal Kombat 2 has the potential to rectify the 2021 movie’s mistakes with the addition of one important character.
Although Mortal Kombat wasn’t a massive critical or commercial success, it did well enough to justify a sequel, and with new Mortal Kombat 2 set photos, it looks like the filmmakers are going to handle certain characters’ backstories better this time around.
Scorpion & Sub-Zero’s Most Important Moments Might Happen in Mortal Kombat 2
While Mortal Kombat handled the violence and gore with the necessary flare to sustain audience interest, the attention to detail regarding many important characters, plot points, and even locations left much to be desired.
However, with the filming of Mortal Kombat 2 complete, and the string of good news surrounding it, it looks like the upcoming sequel to the beloved franchise is in the perfect position to be the best movie in the franchise to date.
Mortal Kombat 2‘s Quan Chi Means The Sequel Can Retcon Scorpion’s Family Tragedy
In Mortal Kombat, Cole Young teams up with Scorpion to defeat Sub-Zero after Scorpion recognizes Cole as one of his descendants, and while the fight’s conclusion is sudden, it gives Scorpion a sense of closure regarding the murder of his family and the Shirai Ryu clan.
However, in Scorpion’s ending in Mortal Kombat 4, it is revealed that Quan Chi was actually behind the murder of Scorpion’s family and clan, using his sorcery abilities to manipulate Scorpion into thinking Sub-Zero was responsible.
As a result, the two iconic ninjas have been embroiled in a bitter feud ever since.
How Scorpion & Sub-Zero Can Team Up In Mortal Kombat 2
Perhaps the most shocking reveal regarding Bi-Han/Sub-Zero killing Scorpion’s family and clan is that it was actually Quan Chi posing as the cryomancer.
If Mortal Kombat 2 does that, Cole could uncover the truth and use that knowledge to help Scorpion see the truth. They can get through to Noob Saibot, thus breaking him free from his blind rage, and the three of them can defeat Quan Chi.
Cole, Scorpion, and Noob Saibot teaming up would make the most sense, and it would be a clever way for Mortal Kombat 2 to retcon the previous movie’s mistakes.
Karl Urban Celebrates Mortal Kombat 2‘s Filming Wrap in New Set Image
A new set image from Mortal Kombat 2 sees star Karl Urban celebrating the film’s wrap on shooting.
Fans of the Mortal Kombat universe have long since craved a modern, bloody, R-rated action film set in their world, and in a 2021 feature, Mortal Kombat, they got their wish.
Earlier in the week, it was revealed that principal photography on the eagerly-awaited sequel, Mortal Kombat 2, had officially wrapped.
Now, Karl Urban, who has joined the sequel as Johnny Cage, has shared a new photo of himself from the set, from what looks like his final day of production.
New Characters Arrive in Mortal Kombat 2
Before filming wrapped on the sequel, producer Todd Garner had spent weeks teasing the arrival of various new characters.
Joining Urban’s Johnny Cage on the immortal stage of Mortal Kombat include the likes of Shao Khan (Martyn Ford) and Princess Kitana (Adeline Rudolph).
A key feature of the Mortal Kombat universe is the concept of resurrection, and it is one that will be revisited with the arrival of the undead Noob Saibot and, to everyone’s delight, the necromancer, Quan Chi (Damon Herriman).
Mortal Kombat 2 will also feature other newcomers, including Tati Gabrielle as Jade, Desmond Chiam as King Jerrod, and Ana Thu Nguyen as Queen Sindel.
In the midst of this raft of new additions which point – hopefully to a more immersive storyline – the sequel will see cast members reprising their roles from the original including Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden and Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion among others.
Mortal Kombat 2 is yet to get a release date, but stay tuned to Collider for details. Mortal Kombat is streaming now on Prime Video. Check out Karl Urban‘s post below: