Most Marvel fans would probably agree that Liu did well with the “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” material. The movie was one of the biggest hits of 2021 as the industry was coming out of the pandemic, with a sequel on the way. He helped give the MCU a new hero to help usher in Phase 4 and beyond, as well as giving an Asian superhero major representation as the face of a solo franchise.
One could easily imagine that the success of the movie “Shang-Chi” would be a bitter pill for Tan. On the contrary, the actor is very happy with the way things turned out and has a very zen feeling about it.
“Everything happens at the right time [for] the right reason and looking back on everything that happened, I wouldn’t change it for an instant. I’m so thankful for the opportunity, and I’m so thankful that only diverse people are leading these amazing movies. Seeing our faces that are often overlooked and looking beyond and getting the chance to be a part of that change that I didn’t get to see as a kid, I’m honored to do that and I’m happy for everyone else.”
As for “Mortal Kombat 2,” the sequel comes with Simon McQuoid returning to direct. More recently, we learned that Karl Urban (“Dredd,” “The Boys”) will take over the role of Johnny Cage in the sequel. Cage, a very popular character from the games, was teased at the end of the first movie.
“Mortal Kombat 2” currently does not have a release date.