The Mortal Kombat sequel film has fleshed out its growing cast with four additions in key roles familiar from the games. The rumored drama of Edenia's conquest is in the frame with a larger than life Shao Kahn leading the news. Read on for details:

Six foot seven British MMA fighter & fitness influencer Martyn Ford will bring the towering terror of Emperor Shao Kahn to life in a sequel beginning production in Australia this month. Ford has been seen in various screen roles, including as Koshmar in 2016 martial arts sequel Boyka: Undisputed, as well as F9: The Fast Saga, The Sandman, Accident Man, and most recently in The Machine.

According to a report by Deadline, the story of Shao Kahn & Outworld's conquest of the realm of Edenia will be told with relative newcomer, Ana Thu Nguyen (The Spy Who Never Dies) as Queen Sindel, and fellow Australian Desmond Chaim (Falcon and The Winter Soldier) as the ill fated King Jerrod. Adeline Rudolph was previously cast as their daughter Kitana, with Tatiana Gabrielle to play Jade.

Martyn Ford towers over the fighting ring in Boyka: Undisputed

Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) will also step in front of the camera, returning to the franchise as Quan Chi, having previously made an impression as the voice of Kabal in the first film. The Netherrealm necromancer resurrected a deceased Sindel in plotlines introduced during the Mortal Kombat (2011) reboot. Details about the upcoming film adaptation remain unknown.

Simon McQuoid will again assume the director's chair, with a returning cast of Lewis Tan (Cole Young), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Jessica McNamee (Sonya Blade), Hiroyuki Sanada (Scorpion), Tadanobu Asano (Raiden), Mehcad Brooks (Jax), Josh Lawson (Kano), Max Huang (Kung Lao), and Joe Taslim (Bi-Han). Karl Urban Is reportedly signed on to play Johnny Cage.

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