The sequel to the 2021 liveMortal Kombat movie that brought various iconic characters from the game series to life once again in the live-action realm.
Including Tan’s original character, Cole Young, who has yet to ever be seen in any video game instalment over at NetherRealm Studios.
Tan’s recent social media activity indicated that he had not yet travelled from the United Kingdom to Australia to film scenes for the sequel that is currently in production.
However, today July 4, Tan revealed that he has now joined the the Mortal Kombat 2 production in Gold Coast, Queensland where his fellow cast have been for at least a week or two as of writing this article.
See below for the image that Tan posted to his Instagram story.
Now joining fellow cast members such as Karl Urban who was recently confirmed to be starring as the live-action Johnny Cage and his character’s ancestor Hanzo Hasashi aka Scorpion played by Hiroyuki Sanada.
Jessica McNamee, like Sanada, reprises her role as Sonya Blade alongside additional returning cast members Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, and Mehcad Brooks as Jax.
Joe Taslim and Max Huang will also be reprising their characters as Sub-Zeo and Kung Lao, however, its expected that their characters will be slightly different this time around.
Taslim will still be starring as Bi-Han but instead of Sub-Zero he will now be known as Noob Saibot, identical to Sub-Zero’s storyline in the games.
Sub-Zero’s mantle is later passed to Bi-Han’s younger brother Kuai Liang, a character who has yet to be confirmed for Mortal Kombat 2.
Spoilers: Huang’s Kung Lao was killed in the first instalment of the new movie series, however, just like the games – he will be back and he will most likely return as an evil slave aka a revenant controlled by Quan Chi.
Damon Herriman will star as the live-action Quan Chi, Herriman previously voiced Kabal in the first Mortal Kombat movie back in 2021.
Additional newcomers to the live-action franchise include Martyn Ford who plays the big bad Shao Kahn, Tati Gabrielle as Jade, Adeline Rudolph as Kitana, Desmond Chiam as King Jerrod, Ana Thu Nguyen as Sindel.
Sophia Xu is also listed as a “Young Kitana”, implying flashback scenes which will most likely show her birth father’s demise, played by Chiam.
Cole Young Quick Recap – Who Is He?
Tan’s Cole Young is seen as the main protaganist of the first Mortal Kombat movie as the movie is mostly shown through his perspective of events.
It is later revealed that he is the long lost descendant of the iconic Scorpion who even teams up with him during the finale to take down Sub-Zero.
Cole Young spends the majority of the movie struggling to live up to Lord Raiden’s expectations, but luckily manages to prevail nonetheless.
By the end of the 2021 Mortal Kombat instalment, Cole Young seems to have full control of his abilities, becoming a worthy defender of Earthrealm.
During the final moments of the movie it is teased that Cole Young is setting out to go recruit Johnny Cage for the Mortal Kombat tournament.
This could very well be the opening for Mortal Kombat 2 unless they skip the introductions and go straight into the Johnny Cage-like madness.
Mortal Kombat 2 does not yet have a confirmed release date.