While “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” is inspired by the first two games of the video game saga, what titles could serve as the basis for a possible sequel? The actors give us their opinion.
Does the team behind the Resident Evil reboot have any ideas? Yes if we trust the post-credits scene. And the fact that director Johannes Roberts would have no shortage of inspiration, having only adapted the first two games of the franchise with his film that hits our theaters on November 24.
Given the post-credits scene and the character it introduces, adapting the fourth and sixth games would be an option if the sequel is to be faithful to the original material. Which would not displease Avan Jogia. Especially if the film is based on 4: “It’s my favorite. I love this game”, responds the interpreter of Leon S. Kennedy. “I like the place where it takes place [en Europe, ndlr], its mythology. But this movie raises more questions than it answers, so I’m curious to see where they’ll go. “
Interpreter of Albert Wesker on the big screen, Tom Hopper wants to be more evasive, even if he has an idea in mind: “Wesker comes and goes in episodes, so good question. But I think there is still a lot to be said about him.”, he tells us. “And since this movie mixes elements from the first two games, I’d love to see a hybrid version as a sequel. I’d love to see what games they can take to blend them together and intersect their respective stories.”
If we are to believe Robbie Amell, the director of the first film already has a little idea in mind: “I heard Johannes mentioned ‘Code Veronica’ as a potential sequel. Which would be very cool. It’s happening in Europe. [le début se déroule à Paris, ndlr] and even goes as far as Antarctica. It would be great”, says the actor, who lends his features to Chris Redfield. “But for working with Johannes, I would follow him no matter what he chooses to treat as a story. He’s the perfect person. He knows the universe.”
Released in Europe on May 26, 2000, between the third and fourth opus of the saga, “Resident Evil: Code Veronica” is presented as a spin-off of the central story in which Claire continues her search for her brother Chris, and discovers the secrets of the Ashford family, founder of Umbrella Corporation. Adapting this game would go with the dynamic set up in Welcome to Raccoon City when it comes to the relationship between the two heroes.
And it would not displease Kaya Scodelario: “I would like us to do the one that takes place in Paris”, laughs the one who embodies Claire Redfield. “Because it was very cold in Canada, and I would like to shoot in Paris (laughs)” Is the appointment made?
Interview by Maximilien Pierrette in Paris on November 10, 2021
The Resident Evil reboot has been in theaters since November 24: