Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam is the most recent identify rumored to be within the working for the fan-favorite position of Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 2. Hunnam joins the likes of Ryan Reynolds, James Marsden, and wrestler The Miz talked about as potential actors to painting the Mortal Kombat motion film star and martial artist. In line with the most recent rumor nevertheless, the studio have ignored these recommendations and are as a substitute courting Hunnam for the half.
Charlie Hunnam is greatest identified for his central position as Jackson “Jax” Teller in Sons of Anarchy, in addition to his outstanding roles in motion pictures akin to Pacific Rim, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Misplaced Metropolis of Z and The Gents. Johnny Cage is among the seven unique characters, debuting within the first Mortal Kombat arcade recreation, and stays some of the fashionable characters within the franchise so far, which means he must be solid with the right actor to keep away from irritating followers.
Cage’s preventing kinds embody Jeet Kune Do and Karate, with the character additionally skilled in using firearms and navy tools starting from pistols to armored tanks. Hunnam definitely appears the half and based mostly on his filmography he may absolutely deal with the bodily points, which might hopefully lead to a fascinating reside motion take of Johnny Cage that may appease the Mortal Kombat fanbase.
Launched again in April, Mortal Kombat is directed by Simon McQuoid and stars Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, and Lewis Tan as new character Cole Younger, Mortal Kombat follows a washed-up MMA fighter is unaware of his hidden lineage or why he’s being hunted down by Sub-Zero of the Lin-Kuei clan of assassins. Involved for the security of him and his household, he seeks out a staff of fighters who have been chosen to defend the Earthrealm in a excessive stakes battle towards the forces of the Outworld.
Whereas the primary film in Warner Bros.’ deliberate franchise options an entire host of acquainted faces from Mortal Kombat lore, the absence of Johnny Cage was famous by many. The character nevertheless was teased in an easter egg, with the tip of the transferring hinting that Cole will head to Los Angeles looking for Cage.
A poster on the finish of the film teases Cage’s arrival, with co-writer Greg Russo not too long ago revealing that an effort was made to make the teaser a suitably massive deal for the viewers. “Johnny’s tease on the finish, the button, it modified other ways,” Russo defined. “I bear in mind there have been totally different variations of it. That poster was one thing that the design staff did, which I really like. I picked ‘Citizen Cage’ ‘trigger I simply thought that was hilarious. ‘Struggle For Your Rights.’ So I picked that and put it within the script after which they designed an incredible poster. After which it had lived elsewhere, so it truly wasn’t the button for awhile, it was earlier within the story, like they have been strolling and also you simply see it within the background. And we felt like that simply wasn’t sufficient, ‘trigger you wished to essentially hit on it.”
Mortal Kombat has been an enormous hit for Warner Bros. and significantly HBO Max, making it more and more seemingly that the franchise will proceed, and Johnny Cage will make his debut. However is Charlie Hunnam the fitting selection? This involves us courtesy of trade insider and identified scooper Daniel Richtman.