The new Mortal Kombat movie is, by all accounts, a damn fine video game adaptation. Director Simon McQuoid has done a great job bringing the energy and brutality of NetherRealm's iconic franchise to big screen, with plenty of familiar faces brought to life via some excellent performances.
Of course it would have been impossible to cram every single fan-favourite fighter into one film and give them all time to shine, which is why the beloved action-movie star and martial artist Johnny Cage is notably absent for this latest adventure. The good news is that by the movie's end, Cage is all but confirmed for a potential sequel - and fans already know exactly who should play him.
Over on Twitter the idea of Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, Detective Pikachu) as the cocksure Cage is absolutely blowing up. It's not hard to see why, either. Reynolds is a great shout for the role, and would absolutely be able to bring the swagger and humour needed for Cage.
Reynolds is no strange to video game adaptations, having appeared in 2019's Detective Pikachu. I'm sure it's the kind of role he'd be happy to dive into, but we need to wait and see if Mortal Kombat actually gets a sequel first. The movie's writer, Greg Russo, recently outlined plans for an entire trilogy. If the new movie continues to do well enough, a part two should almost certainly be on the cards.
Not that there isn't stiff competition for the coveted role of Johnny Cage, mind you. WWE superstar Michael "The Miz" Mizanin recently threw his hat into the ring. Over on Twitter, the wrestler made it clear he'd be well up for taking on the part - and it's hard to argue that he wouldn't nail it. Fight to the death between Ryan Reynolds and Michael Mizanin? Let's go.
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