With filming of the second series of Mortal Kombat: Legacy officially underway [full story], the news and rumors are coming thick and fast. Dan Southworth joins the cast and crew on set tomorrow (November 30), confirming his pending involvement in a tweet response.
@mkmoviefan2013 I start filming tomorrow, but that's all I can say bout that. :-)— Dan Southworth (@dan_southworth) November 29, 2012
Sentai superfans will recognise Southworth from the Power Rangers: Time Force series, where he appeared as square-jawed renegade, Quantum Ranger. He follows in the footsteps of the first series' Johnny Cage star, Matt Mullins, who was known for his role in Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight -- another action series based on Japanese tokusatsu serials.
Mullins has wished the cast of the second series well in a Facebook post that appears to have implied his departure from the role. Cage was among the characters confirmed by Kevin Tancharoen in the sequel series' announcement, back in July.
Thank you for all the support in Mortal Kombat Legacy. It was an honor to play Johnny Cage. Best of luck in season 2!! #mortalkombat— Matt Mullins (@Sideswipematt) November 26, 2012
Southworth has some interesting connections to video games, among them, recently providing the English voice for Devil May Cry's Vergil in Marvel versus Capcom 3. The actor has remained tight-lipped about his role in Legacy.
According to the director, Mortal Kombat: Legacy will tackle the tournament itself during its second series. Discuss and speculate all the Legacy action on the Media & Merchandise forums! Get updates on all things MK by following @MK_Online and liking us on Facebook.