Avan Jogia talks about a possible sequel to the upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City during an interview and said that he hasn’t given it much thought and that there is no guarantee of a sequel until he knows for sure.
Avan Jogia talks about potential sequel
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Avan Jogia said that as a 15-year veteran of the industry, he knows full well the procedures that are in place before anything concrete happens, and that for the moment, he is just happy to have a movie out for the fans, representing the horror of the games, which the movie is based on, better.
He added that getting the film out to fans of Resident Evil is about as far as he has thought, even though he loves his character of Leon Kennedy – he revealed that he was excited to portray a character that he spent hundreds of hours playing as in the video game as a kid.
Jogia said that Resident Evil has so much lore to pull from and they are not short on storylines going forward if they do want to make any form of sequels, adding that there is a “rich tapestry of stuff to pull from”.
Critics haven’t been kind
Director Johannes Roberts was a huge fan of the Resident Evil video games and wanted to restart the film with a different direction that focuses more on the horror roots of the original video games. The end result is a movie that feels a little more familiar to fans who have played the video games. But critics haven’t been very kind to the movie so far, with many expressing their dissatisfaction.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is a reboot of the Resident Evil movie franchise and the seventh movie overall in the series, it is set in 1998 and sees a group of survivors trying to survive a zombie outbreak in the town of Raccoon City.
The movie stars Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Neal McDonough as Willaim Birkin, and Lily Gao as Ada Wong.