In a interview with Variety, actor Joe Taslim revealed that he’s signed on for four more Kombat sequels to portray the iconic villain Sub-Zero, if Warner Bros. decides to move forward with the franchise. With the news coming days before the film is scheduled to premiere this week, it seems that Warner Bros. is hopeful that Mortal Kombat will finally break the curse of poor video game adaptations and launch a new series for the studio.
Taslim broke the news during his appearance on the Just for Variety podcast, saying “if this one’s successful, maybe we do more.” He also spoke on his relationship with the legendary game franchise, which began when he was just 12 years old:
“I was born in South Sumatra. We were poor so I didn’t have the console because it’s expensive. I went to my friend’s house every day to play the game. But you get there and there are like 10 kids lining up. Who wins keeps playing…so it takes me to get to my part like 40 minutes.”
Mortal Kombat is set to release in theaters and HBO Max this Friday, April 23.