Resident Evil has been making an epic comeback as of late led by its hit remake of Resident Evil 2, with a Netflix spinoff sequence on the best way to comply with in addition to a model new movie within the works, too. And whereas it’s nonetheless early days for the cinematic reboot, the producers are reportedly curious about a selected Castelvania star to tackle the function of fan favourite Albert Wesker.
Wesker was a outstanding determine within the video games and began out as a supporting character as captain of the S.T.A.R.S. unit from Raccoon Metropolis P.D., earlier than being became the sequence’ major antagonist. At one level, he faked his demise after which got here again with superhuman power, velocity and regeneration skills from an experimental variant of the Progenitor virus. All through his tenure within the video games, the character labored for the Umbrella Company and their successors TRICELL till his final defeat in Resident Evil 5.
Whereas he was a central participant within the sequence fairly early on, Wesker didn’t enter the cinematic fold till the third movie, Resident Evil: Extinction, the place he was performed by Jason O’Mara. Canadian actor Shawn Roberts then took over the function for Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution and Resident Evil: The Ultimate Chapter.
And in keeping with our sources – the identical ones who informed us that Invoice Murray is returning for Ghostbusters: Afterlife and that Han will return in Quick & Livid 9, each of which have since been confirmed – the Resident Evil reboot will embrace Wesker as effectively and the producers are eyeing Castlevania star Theo James for the function. Moreover already having online game adaptation credibility with the Netflix animated sequence, he additionally has substantial franchise expertise, serving time in each the Divergent movies and some Underworld films, making him a strong alternative for the half.
James isn’t the one one the Resident Evil reboot has been to fill out its forged of iconic characters, although. It’s additionally been reported that Zombieland star Abigail Breslin is being eyed for the function of Jill Valentine, Titans‘ Brenton Thwaites is being thought of for the a part of Chris Redfield and there’s additionally curiosity in Weapons Akimbo‘s Samara Weaving to play Claire Redfield. Any of those proficient people would make a superb addition to the upcoming franchise makeover and it’ll be fascinating to see who the studio in the end goes with.
Whereas we wait to be taught extra, although, inform us, do you assume Theo James is an effective match for the Resident Evil reboot? If not, who do you assume ought to play the a part of Wesker? Be at liberty to tell us down under.