Karl Urban’s Instagram post marks his first public appearance on the set of “Mortal Kombat 2,” solidifying his beardless face and blond head of hair as his Johnny Cage look. He has, however, maintained this style since at least July, which tracks with the fact that filming kicked off in June.
While Urban appears beardless in one prior picture, his first Instagram post in which his face is both relatively clean-shaven and his hair dyed blond is a strangely low-fidelity photo of him alongside “Mortal Kombat” video game co-creator Ed Boon, dated July 13. From that point on, he’s been sporting this same look, including in a September Instagram post of himself posing alongside one of Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 cars and members of the team’s pit crew.
Knowing its filming schedule by the time of his new appearance’s unveiling, it was safe to assume the change was for the film from the get-go. Nevertheless, his latest on-set photo is the first official confirmation that Urban will be rocking this look in the upcoming “Mortal Kombat” sequel.