Joel McHale Returns as Johnny in Mortal Kombat Animated Movie

The Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match trailer reveals the plot and theme of Johnny Cage’s exclusive R-rated animated movie. In the film, Johnny (Joel McHale) is a former actor who entered the Mortal Kombat tournament to demonstrate his martial arts skills and earn respect in the film industry. 

Joel McHale Returns as Johnny in Mortal Kombat’s R-Rated Animated Movie
Cage Match Trailer | Source: IMDb

He has become a renowned warrior after his participation in the animated movies Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge and Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms. Now, he is ready to take the lead role in his own movie.

Warner Bros. Entertainment released the official Mortal Kombat: Legends: Cage Match trailer during the franchise’s San Diego Comic-Con 2023 panel. Check out the trailer here: 

Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match | Official Red Band Trailer | Warner Bros. Entertainment

The trailer, which can be viewed above, reveals that the movie will depict Cage’s backstory, such as the harassment that motivated him to learn martial arts. It will also talk about the development of his confidence and wit, which made him different from his rivals. It contains intense gore, suggestive content, and some vulgar dialogue from the deceased Gilbert Gottfried’s David Doubldy.

Johnny Cage is an ideal protagonist for a Mortal Kombat movie. Cage is a film star in the making, and he displays charisma, humor, and impressive fighting skills in every situation. He has become a prominent figure in the Mortal Kombat series, and it is fitting that he will have his own movie. As a popular name, Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match is expected to showcase Cage’s talents.

Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match will take place in the 1980s, which means that it will not be connected to the other Mortal Kombat Legends movies. It can concentrate on its own story, as well as its own retro style, which will allow Cage to have more space and depth for his own character and plot.

Joel McHale Returns as Johnny in Mortal Kombat’s R-Rated Animated Movie
Johnny Cage | Source: IMDb

Previous Mortal Kombat Legends movies have received mixed reviews, but Cage Match’s trailer suggests that it could be humorous enough to appeal to both audiences and critics.

Mortal Kombat 2 has faced significant delays due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, but Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match may be sufficient to maintain interest in the franchise. Its cast is likely to attract attention as McHale is accompanied by many renowned names such as the late Gottfried, Matthew Mercer (Critical Role), and Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). 

Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match has the potential to be a hit!

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About Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match

Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match is an upcoming R-rated animated movie that focuses on the character of Johnny Cage, a former actor who became a legendary fighter in the Mortal Kombat tournament.

The movie will explore his backstory, his personality, and his challenges as he tries to prove himself as a star and a warrior. Joel McHale will reprise his voice role as Johnny Cage, along with other notable actors such as Gilbert Gottfried, Matthew Mercer, and Jennifer Grey.

The movie will be set in the 1980s and will have a retro style and a humorous tone. The movie is expected to be released in 2023. but no official release date has been confirmed.


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