A Warner executive commented that the film exceeded expectations
In late April, a new movie adaptation of Mortal Kombat hit theaters and at HBO Max. Despite receiving mixed reviews from the specialized press, the film managed to captivate a large part of the series’ fans. As proof of the above we have its excellent performance on the streaming service, which surprised Warner executives.
Brad Wilson, WarnerMedia’s Executive Vice President of Growth and Revenue, spoke with IGN on various topics related to HBO Max, the company’s popular streaming service.
In the interview, Wilson commented that the Mortal Kombat movie came as a surprise to the company. This is thanks to the fact that it exceeded expectations and allowed new subscribers to enjoy the rest of the content offered by the streaming service.
“ Mortal Kombat was an interesting title for us, because while we expected it to do well, we didn’t expect it to do so well. It has been one of our main products on the platform and customers are now turning to see the other great titles we have, “commented Brad Wilson.
WITH THE SURPRISE HIT ON HBO MAX, WILL THERE BE A MORTAL KOMBAT SEQUEL?
Mortal Kombat’s performance on the streaming service is outstanding, as it even managed to surpass Justice League and Godzilla vs. Kong a few days after its premiere. In addition, it was the highest-grossing R-rated tape in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic began. For all the above, thinking of a hypothetical sequel is not unreasonable.
However, Warner Bros. has not yet officially announced that a Mortal Kombat sequel is in development. For his part, Simon McQuoid, director of the first film, assured that a second installment does not depend on them.
Meanwhile, fans are already thinking about the actors who could play some of the franchise’s characters in a hypothetical sequel. Users assured that Gal Gadot would be an excellent fit for the role of Kitana, while professional wrestler Michael “The Miz” Mizanin joked about playing Johnny Cage.
But tell us, what do you think of the success of Mortal Kombat? Do you think it deserves it? Let us read you in the comments.