IGN has received confirmation from a source close to the production that Mortal Kombat 2 has officially added Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Adeline Rudolph as Kitana, after it was published. The Hollywood Reporter news for the first time.
Kitana first appeared in 1993’s Mortal Kombat II before becoming a staple in the series, immediately making a positive impression on players. Then she appeared in every subsequent part.
Director Simon McQuaid, who directed 2021’s Mortal Kombat movie, will return to the directing chair with Jeremy Slater as screenwriter. James Wan, Michael Clear, Todd Garner, McQuaid, and E. Bennett Walsh will serve as producers.
Rudolph’s breakout role as one of the “Weird Sisters” on the series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina catapulted her to fame, helping her land roles in Netflix’s Riverdale and Resident Evil. She will also appear on the big screen as one of the main characters in Brian Taylor’s Hellboy: The Crooked Man.
Rudolph is joined in the highly anticipated sequel by her Chilling Adventures of Sabrina co-star Tati Gabrielle as Jade, along with Karl Urban as Johnny Cage.
The film’s simultaneous release in cinemas and across the broadcast network was a success for Warner Bros., although the COVID-19 pandemic hurt its physical box office prospects. Reports revealed that it was the most-watched movie on the broadcast network of all the films released simultaneously on HBO Max and in cinema on the same date during that period, which also included Dune, The Suicide Squad, and The Matrix Ressurections.
The Mortal Kombat 2 release date has not been revealed yet.