‘Mortal Kombat 2’ Lands October 2025 Release Date

Warner Bros. is aiming for a flawless victory, dating “Mortal Kombat 2” for an IMAX release on Oct. 24, 2025.

The New Line sequel, first announced in January 2022, will be written by Jeremy Slater, best known for the Disney Plus Marvel series “Moon Knight.” Simon McQuoid, who directed “Mortal Kombat,” returns to direct the follow-up. Karl Urban, Adeline Rudolph, Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Damon Herriman, Tati Gabrielle and Martyn Ford star, with Chin Han, Joe Taslim and Hiroyuki Sanada. Raphael Margules, J.D. Lifshitz, Zach Cregger and Roy Lee are producing.

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The first “Mortal Kombat,” a martial arts-inspired adaptation of the popular video game created by Ed Boon and John Tobias, opened in theaters and on HBO Max in April 2021, earning $42 million domestically and $83 million worldwide.

In a 2021 interview with Variety, McQuoid hinted at characters he’d be interested in including in a potential sequel. “The reason [Johnny Cage] is not in this original film is he’s such a giant personality that he almost has his own gravitational field. The feeling was that he would throw it out of balance slightly. I get asked about Kitana just as much as Johnny Cage. There’s a lot of interesting characters, story and material to work with.”

Warner. Bros. also revealed a Jan. 10, 2025 IMAX release date for New Line’s “Companion,” the sci-fi thriller starring Sophie Thatcher, Jack Quaid, Lukas Gage, Megan Suri, Harvey Guillén and Rupert Friend. Drew Hancock will make his feature directorial debut with the feature, for which he also penned the script. Raphael Margules, J.D. Lifshitz, Roy Lee and “Barbarian” filmmaker Zach Cregger will produce.

Another feature written and directed by Cregger, “Weapons,” landed a Jan. 16, 2026 release. The New Line project will star Josh Brolin, Julia Garner, Alden Ehrenreich, Austin Abrams and Cary Christopher, with Benedict Wong and Amy Madigan. Roy Lee, Miri Yoon, J.D. Lifshitz, Raphael Margules and Cregger will produce.

Ben Falcone and Damon Jones’ “Margie Claus,” starring Melissa McCarthy, will release from Warner Bros. Pictures Animation on Nov. 5, 2027, just in time for the holiday season. McCarthy, Falcone and Pilar Flynn will produce.

Warner Bros. also added several untitled properties to the release calendar today, including a New Line horror film on March 27, 2026, a Warner Bros. family event film on Dec. 18, 2026, a Warner Bros./New Line event film moved to Christmas day 2026 from Dec. 18, 2026 and a Warner Bros. Pictures Animation/Locksmith film on March 26, 2027.

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