Another big name looks set to join the cast Mortal Kombat 2this time Tati Gabrielle, who will reportedly play Jade.

It comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who said Gabriel is currently in “final negotiations” to join the cast for the 2021 Mortal Kombat sequel. Apparently, she’s signed on to play Jade, Kitana’s assassin and friend, who wasn’t in the first movie. Ironically, Jade also joined the series in the second Mortal Kombat game, as well as Kitana, so it’s possible that the latter will also make her debut in the sequel.

Gabrielle is probably best known for Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but has also appeared in The Owl House, You and last year’s Uncharted film adaptation, making her second appearance in a video game movie. She’s not the only newcomer to the Mortal Kombat movies, as it was reported earlier this month that Dredd and actor Karl Urban will joining Mortal Kombat 2 as the iconic Johnny Cage.

Cage was actually teased at the end of Mortal Kombat in the post-credits scene, as every major movie these days has to have one, which makes news of the character’s casting not particularly surprising.

The sequel will apparently be directed by Simon McQuaid, who also directed the 2021 film. Jeremy Slate (Moon Knight, Umbrella Academy) is writing the script, and the film is being produced by Atomic Monster’s James Wan, Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner, Simon McQuaid and E. Bennett Walsh.

At this point, Mortal Kombat doesn’t have a specific release date or even a release window, so who knows when we’ll get to see these two games in action. But obviously, as casting continues, it’s still early days, and it’s very possible that the current writer’s strike is affecting development, so don’t expect it to be far away.

Netherrealm Studios also recently revealed that it is rebooting games with newly announced ones Mortal Kombat 1 (yes, that’s what it’s called for the purpose of).