The function of Mortal Kombat’s Johnny Cage has been crammed by many alternative actors all through the sequence’ historical past, however few of those portrayals will stand out to Mortal Kombat followers as a lot as Linden Ashby’s Johnny Cage within the first Mortal Kombat film. Ashby performed the fictional actor and martial arts skilled within the 1995 live-action film that was the primary big-screen adaptation of the sport, and if he had the possibility, Ashby mentioned he’d be all the way down to return to the character for a sequel.
Ashby spoke to ComicBook.com not too long ago about his time enjoying Johnny Cage within the Mortal Kombat that grew to become a hit with followers when it was launched over 20 years in the past. When the second Mortal Kombat film known as Mortal Kombat: Annihilation launched years later, Ashby didn’t reprise his function as Johnny Cage. When requested if he’d be up for coming again to for a sequel whereas acknowledging that the sequence must cross off the story to totally different characters and never concentrate on what’s already been carried out.
“Absolutely. Absolutely,” Ashby instructed ComicBook.com if he’d be up for returning as Johnny Cage in a sequel. “And I think it would be … I know that it’s not going to be about Johnny Cage and Liu Kang and Katana and Sonya. But it’s like, you gotta hand off the franchise.”
Speaking in regards to the different interpretations of Johnny Cage past what’s been seen within the video games, Ashby mentioned that the second Mortal Kombat film “wasn’t indicative” of what the primary Mortal Kombat movie was. He additionally referenced the Mortal Kombat: Legacy sequence, one other adaptation of the video games with its personal model of Johnny Cage.
“And I do not assume that Mortal Kombat 2 or no matter was indicative of what Mortal Kombat 1 was,” he continued. “And I’ve never really watched any of the series. I mean I know a Casper Van Dien and he’s like, ‘I’m Johnny Cage,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, okay.’”
Those who keep in mind the Mortal Kombat film fondly will recall one of many film’s most memorable scenes because the battle between Johnny Cage and Scorpion, the fighter portrayed by Chris Casamassa. The most up-to-date model of Johnny Cage Mortal Kombat followers have seen is the model of the character in Mortal Kombat 11 who’s voiced by Andrew Bowen.
Whether one other Mortal Kombat film following the occasions of the primary will ever occur is unknown, however there may be at the least one Mortal Kombat movie to stay up for. It received’t be till March 5, 2021 once we see that movie in theaters, however we’ve already seen some casting bulletins from it as individuals begin filling the roles of Mortal Kombat’s most iconic fighters.