Hiroyuki Sanada Spills the Beans on ‘Mortal Kombat 2’ and His Scorpion Return

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Hiroyuki Sanada has wrapped up his scenes for Mortal Kombat 2 in Australia, just in time for the holidays. He’s reprising his role as Scorpion, the unforgettable cursed ninja from the first film. Sanada let slip that we’re in for a treat with both well-loved characters and some thrilling newcomers making their way into the sequel.

In the original Mortal Kombat, we delved into Scorpion’s heart-wrenching backstory and his ties to Cole Young, portrayed by Lewis Tan. Though Scorpion seemed to find solace, the sequel is shaking things up with fresh villains that have connections to his family’s history. Sanada is buzzing about the blend of old and new faces, assuring fans that this sequel is set to entertain.

Joe Taslim is back, despite his character Bi-Han’s demise in the previous movie. He returns as the eerie specter Noob Saibot, with Daimon Herriman joining the cast as the cunning sorcerer Quan Chi, the mastermind behind Scorpion and Bi-Han’s long-standing feud.


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Quan Chi’s knack for manipulation and resurrection spells potential trouble for Cole. If Quan Chi manages to ensnare Scorpion’s soul once more, the stakes could get even higher. Yet, the Mortal Kombat series is known for its surprising twists, hinting at possible unexpected alliances.

Sanada feels a Mortal Kombat movie just wouldn’t be complete without Scorpion. His legacy is not only pivotal in the games but also forms the backbone of the film’s storyline. With Sanada’s excitement for the role and the dynamic mix of characters, Mortal Kombat 2 is shaping up to be a highly anticipated sequel. While we’re still waiting on the release date, the hype is certainly building.

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