Exclusive: Star Tom Hopper addresses Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City sequel possibilities, confirming studios are pleased with the first film.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon CityThe chances of a sequel seem high, according to star Tom Hopper. The 2021 film acted as a reboot of Constantin Films’ big-screen franchise as writer-director Johannes Roberts sought to more closely adapt Capcom’s survival horror video games, merging the stories of the first two titles. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City was set in 1998 and revolves around a group of cops in the titular Midwestern town that finds itself besieged by a zombie outbreak.
Kaya Scodelario led the cast of Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City as Claire Redfield opposite Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Donal Logue as Chief Brian Irons, and Neal McDonough as Dr. William Birkin. Hitting theaters last November, the film received mixed to negative reviews from critics for its lackluster writing, but received praise for its fidelity to the source material. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City it would garner a modest box office take, grossing over $41 million against its $25 million budget, and one star thinks this could lead to something more.
speaking exclusively with rant on screen to discuss the umbrella academy season 3 star Tom Hopper shared some ideas for a potential Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City continuation. Although the Albert Wesker actor hasn’t heard any official rumors about the follow-up, he confirmed that the studios behind the first film were pleased with his performance and seems confident that a sequel will go ahead. See what Hopper had to say below:
“What I know is that it was very successful in terms of on demand, a lot of people sat at home and watched it, so I think they’re very happy with Constantin and Sony, all the guys that run that show. I certainly look forward to coming back and playing to Albert Wesker again, it ended in a way where I was like, ‘Oh, I can get used to this guy.’ Also, where it goes, I think it can be very interesting, so I certainly look forward to it.”
As Hopper points out, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City saw its success expand to its home entertainment releases, becoming the highest-rent movie at VUDU in its opening weekend and grossing more than $3 million in Blu-ray and DVD sales in the four months since it hit the internet. shelves. Although this largely falls short of the Milla Jovovich-directed films, the film’s release amid the pandemic and positive fan reception to the demonic resident reboot seems to have sat well with Sony and Constantin Films. With Hopper confirming that the studio is satisfied with the film’s financial returns and partnering with Netflix for a demonic resident show, it seems likely that the studio will keep the ball rolling on adaptations of the game.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City it left many narrative threads open for a possible sequel, namely Hopper’s Wesker, as he was mysteriously revived by Ada Wong after he was shot and killed by Hannah John-Kamen’s Jill Valentine. Additionally, the cast and Roberts have teased potential sequel plans, including thoughts of adapting everything from Resident Evil 4 a Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Y Code: Veronica. While audiences await word on the studio’s possible move forward with the sequel, they can stream Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City on Starz now.
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