The Mortal Kombat reboot just hit theaters and HBO Max and Johnny Cage, sadly, does not appear in the film. Fans of the franchise were none too happy about this, but filmmakers have made clear we’re getting a sequel, and maybe a full blown trilogy, and there’s reason to believe Cage will be involved.
The Miz is already campaigning to be cast in the role:
My initial response to this was to laugh and shake my head but then I started thinking about it.
Here’s the background on the Johnny Cage character from the Mortal Kombat Fandom Wiki:
Initially, Johnny Cage was a struggling Hollywood action movie star who sought to revitalize his career and reputation. He entered the Mortal Kombat tournament for the sole purpose of displaying his fighting skills and proving himself to skeptical film critics, as they believed Cage was nothing more than an actor who relied too much on stunts and camera work, and was not really a proficient fighter. Eventually, he would become one of the most important defenders of Earthrealm. Despite his materialism, airheadedness, and occasional immaturity, Cage is a brave and loyal warrior, although his antics frequently annoy his allies. For this reason, fans consider him to be the series’ foremost comic relief character.
Johnny matures considerably by the time of Mortal Kombat X, losing much of his earlier arrogance and airheadedness. In the process, he becomes a more rounded and serious character, although his penchant for humor remains mostly intact. He maintains this persona in Mortal Kombat 11, complemented by the additional presence of his past self, who shares his former cockiness and brash traits.
I’ll be damned.
Yeah, just go ahead and cast The Miz as Johnny Cage.