Mortal Kombat’s Hiroyuki Sanada Doesn’t Know If He’s Returning for Sequel Yet, but He’s Game
A Mortal Kombat sequel is reportedly in the works, but the question of who will return still lingers.
Hiroyuki Sanada, who played Hanzo Hasashi (a.k.a. Scorpion) in the 2021 film, is not sure if he’ll play the undead warrior again.
“I hope so,” he told IGN during a press junket for John Wick: Chapter 4.
Sanada’s John Wick 4 co-star Shamier Anderson also chimed in, “I hope so, too,” he said. “Come on, are you kidding me? He’s the man.”
The two actors then uttered Scorpion’s iconic line: “Get over here!”
In January 2022, Deadline reported that New Line is moving forward with Mortal Kombat 2, with Jeremy Slater set to write the sequel. Simon McQuoid, who helmed the first film, will also return to direct.
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Sanada previously told ComicBook.com about his uncertainty of reprising his role as Scorpion.
“I have no idea, I didn’t hear anything officially yet,” Sanada said. “But, I hope they’ll make a Scorpion part, and I will get to say ‘Get over here!’ again.”
On the horizon, Sanada stars in the fourth installment of the John Wick franchise as Shimazu, the Continental Hotel manager in Osaka.
John Wick: Chapter 4 premieres in theaters on May 27.
Michaela Zee is a freelance news writer for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter at @michaelakzee.