The Boys star has said goodbye to his Butcher beard to take on the role of the cocky, hilarious, groin-punching Johnny Cage.
It was expected that Urban would be starring as the iconic Mortal Kombat character. However, actual confirmation from the cast and crew had yet to be announced.
Until now that is as its producer Todd Garner took to Twitter June 24 to post a photo of himself and some of the sequel’s cast, including Urban in full Johnny Cage mode.
First Look: ‘Mortal Kombat 2’ Cast Revealed
Garner’s behind-the-scenes image of the cast of Mortal Kombat 2 seems to be a last meal before the group head into production aka head into the brutal tournament.
Various new faces are in this photo alongside familiar cast members from the first instalment such as Jessica McNamee (right) who stars again as Sonya Blade.
On the left side of the table, we can see, who seems to be, Ana Thu Nguyen who stars as Sindel, producer Todd Garner, Desmond Chiam who stars as Sindel’s Husband King Jerrod, and Tati Gabrielle who stars as Jade.
Then on the right, we have Ludi Lin who reprises his role of Liu Kang, and Karl Urban who stars as Johnny Cage. Adeline Rudolph joins as Kitana, and as mentioned Jessica McNamee returns as the iconic Sonya Blade.
Just to be clear, this picture does not contain the full cast of the movie, possibly just the cast that is set to begin filming soon.
First Look: Karl Urban’s Johnny Cage In ‘Mortal Kombat 2’
However, one face that truly stands out more than the rest is none other than Karl Urban who sports a completely new hairstyle opposite to what his fans will be used to.
The new hair is hands-down the hair he will be sporting for the movie itself as it screams with Johnny Cage-esque personality.
Even his clothing seems similar to that of Johnny Cage in this picture, despite it most likely being an outfit that he just wanted to wear to dinner.
Urban has proved time and time again his skill in bringing different characters to life. Such as Star Trek‘s famous Leonard McCoy, Judge Dredd, the Doom guy, and let’s not forget Éomer from Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
It’s safe to say that the role is in safe hands as Urban has never failed to show how much care and effort he is willing to put into his performances.
Even recently as he has starred as Billy Butcher in Prime Video’s The Boys for three seasons now, with season four expected to drop sometime by the end of 2024.
Now that he has been confirmed to have joined the cast of Mortal Kombat 2. It could be safe to assume an official announcement from the actor himself sometime soon.
The full cast for the live-action Mortal Kombat 2 so far includes Karl Urban as Johnny Cage, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Martyn Ford as Shao Kahn, Hanzo Hasashi aka Scorpion, Damon Herriman as Quan Chi, Chin Han as Shang Tsung.
Tati Gabrielle as Jade, Ana Thu Nguyen as Sindel, Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Adeline Rudolph as Kitana, Desmond Chiam as King Jerrod, Mehcad as Brooks, with Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, and Tadanobu Asano.
Joe Taslim is also set to return but this time as Noob Caibot who is still Bi-Han but not quite Sub-Zero anymore.
Additional casting and plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, something that Mortal Kombat fans will be no stranger to, follow CoveredGeekly on Twitter @CoveredGeekly to stay updated with all MK2 news.
Mortal Kombat 2 does not yet have a confirmed release date.