Warner Brothers has officially announced a projected slate for its various movie studios, laying out a roadmap for feature film releases into 2026. Among the titles earmarked for a 2025 premiere is the upcoming Mortal Kombat 2 film sequel. Read on for more detail:

Simon McQuoid returns to direct the sequel to the controversial 2021 Mortal Kombat theatrical reboot, with a forecast release date of October 24, 2025 per a report by Deadline.

Principal photography wrapped at the start of this year, but as the movie aims to embrace the "weird" side of the franchise according to writer Jeremy Slater, there's sure to be plenty of post-production work to be done. The sequel will introduce various key figures from the video game series as it explores Shao Kahn and the conflict between Edenia and Outworld.

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The announcement of the second film's release comes as NetherRealm Studios Chief Creative Officer and series co-creator Ed Boon got fans talking with a kommunity poll pitting characters from two eras of cinematic adaptations against one another.

Posted to X (aka; Twitter); the poll asks fans which invented-for-a-movie character they would most like to see as a Kameo Fighter assist in the current Mortal Kombat 1 video game. At the time of writing, ill fated cinematic invention Art Lean, portrayed in 1995 by Kenneth Edwards, is ahead of 2021 lead protagonist Cole Young (Lewis Tan), with 52.2% of 15,668 votes.

The 2021 film fared better when Boon also asked fans which film-inspired skins they would like to see. The newest movie iterations are in front at time of writing with 30.3% of 14,327 votes, just ahead of maligned 1997 sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (27%)1. The 2025 sequel is at 22%.

Although the Mortal Kombat 1 video game reboot has largely carved out its own universe-bending version of the MK mythos, small echoes of the 2021 film could be seen in designs, such as Liu Kang wearing similar white & dark. The game also just added a Scorpion skin inspired by the 1995 movie.

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