Adeline Rudolph (Resident Evil, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) has been cast as the live-action Kitana for Warner Bros. Pictures’ Mortal Kombat 2, the sequel to the 2021 adaptation of the popular video game franchise with the same name.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the casting news just today, not too long after the recent reveal that Tati Gabrielle will be starring as the live-action Jade, now alongside Rudolph’s Kitana, two iconic Mortal Kombat characters.
Karl Urban was also confirmed recently to be fully on board the sequel to star as Johnny Cage, one of the most popular and beloved characters out of the entire franchise, who is expected to have a romance storyline with Jessica McNamee’s Sonya Blade.
Despite the sequel not yet having an announced release date, casting is well underway with more casting announcements expected to be made throughout the upcoming weeks, it’s safe to assume a 2024 release.
The full cast for the live-action Mortal Kombat 2 so far includes Karl Urban as Johnny Cage, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, aka Hanzo Hasashi, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Tati Gabrielle as Jade, and newly announced Adeline Rudolph as Shao Kahn’s adopted daughter Kitana.
Joe Taslim as Bi-Han but not as Sub-Zero this time round, Taslim will now be known as Noob Saibot, almost identically in the same fashion to his game counterpart, something that fans of his character’s lore will be looking forward to watching.
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.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter