Production for Mortal Kombat 2 is gaining momentum, and a recent behind-the-scenes snapshot shared by producer Todd Garner hints at the resurgence of the iconic character Hanzo Hasashi, known as Scorpion!
The sequel promises to surpass its predecessor, featuring both familiar and fresh faces in an intense battle for survival. In a sneak peek unveiled by Todd Garner, Scorpion’s return is teased. Through a behind-the-scenes photo, showcasing his signature kunai rope dart.
The absence of Scorpion in any prior promotional materials would have surprised no one. As the face of the franchise, Hanzo Hasashi is an indispensable element, even overshadowing the prominence of Liu Kang. Despite his demise in the previous film, the character made a fiery comeback to reduce Bi-Han to ashes before the credits rolled. The recently shared BTS photo serves as a confirmation of what fans had anticipated. The sequel is set to heat up!
The history of the Mortal Kombat series
The original Mortal Kombat movie, released in 1995, achieved unexpected success and later attained cult classic status. Similarly, the 2021 reboot performed well, earning over $83 million worldwide. Despite its release coinciding with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since its debut in 1992, the Mortal Kombat franchise has been a pivotal player in the video game industry. Over the years, it has spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations, each introducing fresh characters, gameplay innovations, and captivating storylines.
Fans of the Mortal Kombat series can anticipate the return of director Simon McQuoid for the upcoming sequel. Jeremy Slater, acclaimed for his work on the 2019 Netflix series The Umbrella Academy has been selected to craft the screenplay.
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