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Will Mileena Return In Mortal Kombat 2? Actress Gives Hopeful Response

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Exclusive: Mileena actress Sisi Stringer offers an encouraging update on the potential return of her character in the reboot sequel Mortal Kombat 2.

Actress Sisi Stringer offers hopeful news on Mileena’s return in Mortal Kombat 2. In 2021, WB rebooted the Mortal Kombat film series with an R-rated movie helmed by first-time director Simon McQuoid. The story focuses on a new character, Lewis Tan’s washed-up MMA combatant Cole Yong, as he teams with some powerful allies to prevent the impending destruction of the Earthrealm and defeat the murderous villain Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim). Although the response to the reboot was mixed, there was praise for the movie’s faithfulness to its source material. This led WB to greenlight a Mortal Kombat sequel, with McQu0id returning and Moon Knight writer Jeremy Slater penning the screenplay.

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Although Mortal Kombat 2 has been officially announced, it’s not abundantly clear which characters from the original movie will return for the sequel. The 2021 reboot saw several notable fighters dying, including Nitara (Mel Jarnson), Goro (Angus Sampson), Kano (Josh Lawson), and Kabal (Daniel Nelson/Damon Herriman). But perhaps the most brutal fatality in Mortal Kombat was Mileena’s, who had her stomach and chest ruptured by the newly minted champion Sonya Blade’s (Jessica McNamee) energy beam. At that time, it seemed that Mileena’s story was over, but that it is not necessarily the case.


During an interview with Screen Rant while promoting her Peacock show Vampire Academy at San Diego Comic-Con, Stringer gave a promising response to Mileena’s potential return in Mortal Kombat 2. The actress emphasized that Mileena is essentially a clone, so even though she may have died in the Outworld, it’s still possible for her to return in the sequel considering that Mortal Kombat treats death as another dimension or portal. As of this writing, Mileena’s return isn’t confirmed, but the actress doesn’t want fans to give up hope for her potential comeback. Read what she said below.

“I think, if you look at the lore of the game – sometimes it’s different, but it’s all within the world. Mileena is a clone. So, I may have died in the first one, but like Shang Tsung says, ‘Death is just another portal.’ Anyone could come back at any time; anything could happen. If you’re a fan of Mileena, don’t give up hope. I don’t know yet, but don’t give up hope.”

Reviving dead characters isn’t an unfamiliar concept in the Mortal Kombat game lore. In the games, wrongdoers are condemned to Netherrealm, a version of hell, but powerful sorcerers like Quan Chi can resurrect them as inhuman Revenants. Mileena is the clone of the Edenian Princess Kitana, whom Shang Tsung animated with Tarkatan blood. She has been revived multiple times, once by Shinnok when he sent her to spy on Shao Kahn’s invasion of the Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat Trilogy, and another time by Kronika’s manipulation of time in Mortal Kombat 11. With these established precedents, it’s possible that the upcoming Mortal Kombat sequel might pull from a game arc to restore Mileena to life.


Right now, it’s hard to confirm if Mileena would or would not appear in the sequel. The movie is already seeking to introduce some other prominent game characters, as it has been confirmed that Johnny Cage will appear in Mortal Kombat 2. While it will be interesting to see Mileena and Johnny’s hilarious conflict from Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate reimagined for a movie, filmmakers may take an entirely different approach to the sequel. Still, considering how well-received Stinger’s Mileena was in the 2021 reboot, it would be a missed opportunity not to have her back, especially when Mortal Kombat 2 can benefit from a tumultuous relationship between her and the Tarkatan warrior Baraka. That said, viewers need to keep an eye out for more information, as the story of Mortal Kombat 2 will likely become clear as development on the sequel continues.





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Jamie Foxx Recalls Almost Spoiling No Way Home’s 3 Spider-Man Reveal

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Jamie Foxx opens up about almost spoiling Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s return for Marvel Studios and Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Jamie Foxx opens up about almost spoiling Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Directed by Jon Watts, Tom Holland’s third standalone film as the web-slinger released in December 2022 and became a massive critical and commercial hit. Spider-Man: No Way Home has since been widely praised for its strong performances, as well as its surprising emotional ending, which saw Holland’s Peter Parker forgotten by everyone he loves.

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Aside from wrapping up Peter Parker’s first MCU trilogy, Spider-Man: No Way Home also functioned as the culmination of all Spider-Man movies. Despite vehement denials from people involved, the threequel ultimately featured the return of Maguire and Garfield as they reprised their respective versions of the wall-crawlers. Some of their movies’ notable villains were also brought in, including Foxx’s Electro. On the heels of reports about Maguire and Garfield’s returning Spider-Men breaking out, the actor took to his official social media and posted fan art that depicted his Marvel bad guy looming over the three live-action versions of Spider-Man. Many took this as Foxx confirming Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s surprise cameos ahead of time.


Almost eight months after Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s release, Foxx opens up about this snafu in a new interview with CinemaBlend. Calling the experience of filming the movie “a rock concert,” the actor went on to address nearly blowing the surprise. Not thinking that Maguire and Garfield’s returns were meant to be secret, Foxx also almost snapped a picture of the Spider-Man trio before being chastised by someone on set. Read Foxx’s story below:

It was crazy. It was like a- it was like a rock concert, when we did that film. And I thought Sony did a fantastic job of mystique. You know what I’m saying? Holding things, keeping things – you know, I kind of almost blew it. … As soon as I got on the set and there was all three Spider-Mans, I was like this (picks up cell phone). ’Oh, we up in here, baby, ‘bout to go live…’ And somebody just dove on me like I was a fire. I was like, ‘What the hell?’ ‘Shh! No one’s supposed to know.’ ‘Okay, my bad. Okay, we ain’t supposed to know that all three of them are here!’ But I think they did a great job in doing that, bringing some mystique. And I think that that’s what was needed to get people back in the theater.

Of course, Foxx’s actions would likely not have changed much, as Maguire and Garfield’s return in Spider-Man: No Way Home was an open secret in Hollywood for months. Once it was confirmed that the threequel would be tied to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and tackle a multiversal story, and feature Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock, it was largely expected that other characters from previous Spider-Man films would be appearing. The casting report about Foxx’s reprisal of Electro further solidified this idea, so even if the actor didn’t post his near-spoiler image, most of the fanbase was already convinced that Maguire and Garfield would be joining Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home.


Despite the persistent rumors, Sony and Marvel Studios opted to save Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s biggest surprise for the film itself. Even amid trailer gaffes that implied Maguire and Garfield had been cut out with VFX, the secrecy was maintained. In fact, MCU architect Kevin Feige even warned the public that having preconceived assumptions based on rumors could ruin their movie-going experience. In the end, however, Foxx’s social media post would have been spot on, and all three Spider-Man joining forces proved a major nostalgic highlight for audiences. Clearly, even the villain actors themselves knew they were part of something special, and were very eager to share it.


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Megan Mullally Gets Uncomfortably Real About Her Daughter in ‘Summering’ Sneak Peek (Exclusive)

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Megan Mullally isn’t afraid to get candid in the upcoming film, Summering.

Directed by James Ponsoldt, the movie takes place in the final days of summer and centers on four best friends — Daisy, Lola, Mari and Dina — who will soon be splitting up when they start middle school. When deciding how to spend their final summer weekend together, they come across a mystery that leads them on a life-changing adventure. The friends make a series of discoveries that are as much about solving the mystery as they are about learning the hard truths of growing up — all while their mothers desperately seek their safe return.

ET exclusively premieres a sneak peek from the film, which opens in theaters Friday, with the mothers — played by Mullally, Lake Bell, Ashley Madewke and Sarah Cooper — all huddled together in a living room as they try to find out what happened to their kids and what kind of shenanigans they may have gotten themselves into, especially after they discover they may have been last spotted at a bar.

While some are busy on the phone trying to get information, the others can’t help but reminisce about their rebellious youthful days. But Mullally’s Stacie is hard-pressed to believe that her daughter, Mari (Eden Grace Redfield), would ever cross that line.

“Mari’s kind of a prude. She gets mad at me when I swear. She walks out of the bathroom when I pee in front of her,” Stacie reveals to her stunned friends. When they ask her to repeat that again, Stacie tries to clarify, hoping to make it seem less of a thing. “Well, not every day…,” Stacie replies, her voice trailing off as she studies her friends’ bewildered expressions as they digest the information.

Written by Ponsoldt and Benjamin Percy, Summering also stars Lia Barnett, Madalen Mills and Sanai Victoria.

Summering opens in theaters Friday.

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‘Triangle of Sadness’ Trailer: Try and Stomach the Gross-Out Satire That Won Cannes and Shocked Viewers

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The first trailer for Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness” is now online to watch, if you can stomach it. The satirical dark comedy won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Östlund, who first broke out with his comedy “Force Majeur,” now has two Palme d’Or wins under his belt thanks to “Triangle of Sadness” and his 2017 satire “The Square.” The new film marks Östlund’s first English-language feature.

“Triangle of Sadness” stars “Beach Rats” and “The Kingsman” actor Harris Dickinson as an aspiring model who gets the chance to vacation aboard a luxury yacht after his influencer girlfriend wins them a free trip. Woody Harrelson plays the yacht’s alcoholic captain. The yacht is full of pretentious and snobby guests who make up the 1%, but they all get their comeuppance when the trip takes a dark turn.

At the Cannes Film Festival in May, “Triangle of Sadness” shocked audiences and caused some walkouts thanks to one 15-minute scene in which vomiting and defecation are displayed in all their graphic details. Neon, who picked up the film for distribution out of Cannes, is fully leaning into the film’s gross-out factor, as the movie’s poster features one of the character’s vomiting out gold puke.

Variety‘s Peter Debruge gave “Triangle of Sadness” a strong review out of Cannes, writing, “There’s a meticulous precision to the way he constructs, blocks and executes scenes — a kind of agonizing unease, amplified by awkward silences or an unwelcome fly buzzing between characters struggling to communicate.”

“Triangle of Sadness” joins “Titane” and Oscar winner “Parasite” in being the third consecutive Palme d’Or winner that Neon has released. The film will be making its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Neon will release “Triangle of Sadness” in theaters this fall. Watch the trailer in the  video below.



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