Casper Van Dien to Play Johnny Cage in ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’s Second Season

Way back in June of 2011, a high quality fan film called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth made its way to the internet. Many speculated at first that it was a viral campaign to help with the relaunched Mortal Kombat game franchise but everyone found out it was just a group of people with tons of love for Mortal Kombat. The film would end up getting picked up by Machinima.com and get turned into its own webseries called Mortal Kombat: Legacy and feature characters like Sonya, Jax, Kitana, Mileen and the robots, Cyrax and Sektor.

Yesterday, Warner Bros. Digital announced that Mortal Kombat Legacy would be getting a second season set to premiere its first clip on February 17th, 2013 at the Streamy Awards. On top of that, they have announced that the role of Johnny Cage will be taken on by Casper Van Dien. Casper is most famous for the role of Johnny Rico in the Starship Trooper’s franchise and looks very similar to Johnny Cage already.

In the original season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, the role of Johnny Cage was played by stunt actor Matt Mullins. Mullins had some experience in the gaming world already, doing motion capture for the original Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.

Also announced to join the cast of characters are Lui Kang (still surprising he had been left out of the first season) and the green eyed, red hooded ninja Ermac.

The saga continues as Liu Kang and Ermac join the ranks of fighters introduced in the first season of the web series including Kenshi, Kung Lao, Kuai Lang, Stryker, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Scorpion and Sub Zero. This new season will uncover the rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. The epic battle for Earthrealm has finally begun!

Again, check out the Streamy Awards on February 17th for the first look at the second season of Mortal Kombat Legacy.

 

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