* FanNickname: Get into any discussion of Mileena online and see how long it takes someone to refer to her as You Wish.
* FranchiseKiller: There were plans for a third movie follow up, but disappointing box office returns saw them fall by the wayside. Years later, there were serious talks of a new movie, that may or may not have been a true sequel, but production difficulties led to it being scrapped.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** James Remar ([[Series/{{Dexter}} Harry Morgan]], [[Film/TheWarriors Ajax]], [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon Sideswipe]]) takes over as Raiden. Ray Park ([[Film/StarWarsThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]], [[Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra Snake Eyes]]) was his stunt double.
** [[Series/YoungHercules Young Jason]], meanwhile, takes over as Johnny Cage.
** Ex-[[Series/AmericanGladiators American Gladiator]] Lynn Williams is Jax in the sequel.
* TheOtherDarrin: Done with several of the main characters. The only actors from [[Film/MortalKombat the first film]] to return for the second were Robin Shou (Liu Kang) and Talisa Soto (Kitana).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Michael Jai White was once again slated to play as Jax. Ultimately, he turned down the role, this time to do ''Film/{{Spawn}}''. He finally portrayed Jax in ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth Mortal Kombat: Rebirth]]'' and ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy Mortal Kombat: Legacy]]''.