The Miz promises that if he actually gets the chance, he will put everything he has into playing Johnny Cage in a Mortal Kombat movie
Recently, Miz made it clear that he would like to play Johnny Cage in one of the upcoming Mortal Kombat films. The first film premiered on HBO Max in April and is reportedly the first of a five-movie deal.
Following these comments, Miz trended on social media as many responded positively to the idea of him playing the iconic character including one of the co-creators of Mortal Kombat.
Reacting to this praise in a Q&A with a Looper, Miz reiterated that it would be a dream of his to play the character and promised that he would give his all to the role.
“Well, thank you very much. So the story goes like this. 'Mortal Kombat' came out and our social team, actually our digital team, texted me and said, 'Hey, are you looking at the internet right now?' I was like, 'No, I'm busy playing with my kids. Why?' 'Look at it, and look up Johnny Cage.' I go, 'Okay.' And then I see Johnny Cage and my name is trending with Johnny Cage, and I'm like, 'What is going on?' All of a sudden, I just see my name associated with Johnny Cage, just flipping through. It's not negative, it's all positive. Normally when I'm [in a Twitter feed,] it's negative, 100%, all the time. But man, was it positive, and, man, were a lot of my fans really wanting me, even people, even my peers, even the co-creator of Mortal Kombat was like, 'Yeah, we'd love to see The Miz as Johnny Cage.' Honestly, that would be a dream come true and I would put everything I possibly have into that character and make sure that it gives the Mortal Kombat fans the Johnny Cage that they deserve.
“I will do everything in my power to hopefully get that part if the opportunity presents itself. I don't know if it will, but if it does on putting my name in the hat, I want the part. So whatever I have to do to get it, I will do [it]. I will put forth the entire, I have an immense work ethic and whatever it takes, I will be there to try and do it and if I don't get it, that's okay too. But I hope the person that does get it will put in the same amount of work and dedication and give the fans exactly what they want because I know what I want out of Johnny Cage. I really do. I love the game. I've loved it since I played it on Sega Genesis. I wouldn't play it on Super Nintendo, only Sega Genesis.”
Unfortunately, Miz reportedly suffered a torn ACL, the first injury of his career, at WrestleMania Backlash. Learn more here.