Mortal Kombat 2 Script Update Teases MCU Sensibilities

Fresh off the release of his MCU limited series 
Moon Knight, Jeremy Slater teases that the script for
Mortal Kombat 2 will have his sensibilities. Video game adaptations have a bad reputation among movie-goers.
Even Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the highest-grossing video game movie in the U.S., cannot compete with the MCU and its consistent box office returns. Still, the subgenre has been growing and improving in recent years.,One contributor to the recent trend was the 2021 
Mortal Kombat. The reboot of the infamous 
Mortal Kombat film series was directed by Simon McQuoid and starred Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Max Huang, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Despite average reviews, 
Mortal Kombat grossed over $83 million and became HBO Max’s most successful film launch when it was released. The sequel, 
Mortal Kombat 2, is currently in development.,Related: Mortal Kombat 2 Can Make Cole’s Scorpion Link Mean More Than The Original,With fans still awaiting the 
Mortal Kombat sequel, writer Jeremy Slater gives an update on its development. Slater tells 
The Direct that the script is about halfway written, and the experience has been very fun. He explains that the goal for the sequel is to create a satisfying yet unpredictable movie, saying the team working with him learned from the first movie what the audience would respond to. Still, Slater asserts that the script will not adopt the MCU’s tone, but instead it will stay in 
Mortal Kombat‘s
weird universe
 while using the writer’s sensibilities. Read Slater’s full update below:,While 
Mortal Kombat managed to perform well for a video game adaptation (particularly amid the pandemic), its reception could not compare to recent MCU blockbusters
like Spider-Man: No Way Home, which was released the same year and became the sixth-highest grossing film of all time. Considering the drastic difference between those two films, it may be tempting for the studio to imitate the MCU’s tried and true style in
Mortal Kombat 2, but Slater asserts that won’t be the case. He will instead apply his sensibilities – which were present in 
Moon Knight – to the distinct universe the video games created. Hopefully, this results in a 
Mortal Kombat 2 that both long-time fans and brand new viewers can enjoy.,Slater’s goal of blowing everyone away may seem like a tall order for a video game adaptation, but he already has two successful genre adaptations to his name. Slater worked as a writer and executive producer for 
The Umbrella Academy season 1, which led to the Netflix series earning a second and third season, and his latest work 
Moon Knight just released on Disney+ to generally positive reviews. If Slater can duplicate the same level of success, 
Mortal Kombat 2 may indeed be a surprising sequel.,Next: Who Are Mortal Kombat’s Shirai Ryu: Scorpion’s Ninja Origin Explained,Source:
The Direct