Michelle Rodriguez Returns For Resident Evil 5

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Resident Evil is returning and stronger than ever. After the fourth installment in the franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife, successfully implemented a shot-in-3D gore-fest to audiences around the world, it managed to easily become the most successful film in the series and fans were pleased to see elements and characters from the Resident Evil 5 video game used in the film.

The cast and crew are returning for another sequel, titled Resident Evil: Retribution, which is bringing even more of what fans want in terms of characters from the games and with them, a few surprises. Not only will Shawn Roberts reprise his role as fan-favorite villain Albert Wesker – albeit in a cameo role of sorts – but now comes word the Michelle Rodriguez has also signed on to reprise her Resident Evil 1 role as special forces operative, Rain Ocampo.

If you’ve watched the series to date, you’ll understand that Rodriguez returning for Resident Evil: Retribution is a little odd considering she starred in the first RE (2002) and was zombified before being killed off. What does this mean? Flashbacks!

Expect the series to go full circle and for the story to delve back into the back-story of protagonist Alice (Milla Jovovich). Rodriguez’s character of Rain Ocampo is not the only returnee since Colin Salmon is also making a return appearance as James “One” Shade, the leader of the Commandos from the first Resident Evil.

As we also know from previous reports, franchise character Leon Scott Kennedy will finally get his chance to shine on the silver screen. Leon plays a prominent role in both the games and the animated feature, Resident Evil: Degeneration, but fans have had to wait five films to see him get his deserved live-action debut. Rumors and fan desires point towards Supernatural star Jensen Ackles playing the character but no one has been announced for the role as of yet – that would be a good rumor to come true.

Paul W.S. Anderson returns to direct Retribution which picks up right where Afterlife left off. K-Mart (Spencer Locke), Claire (Ali Larter) and brother Chris Redfield (Wentworth Miller) are captured by the Umbrella Corporation while the heroes must battle the Las Plagas variant of the infected, meaning the mindless zombies are replaced by stronger, scarier monsters. Sienna Guillory returns to play Jill Valentine who will now be featured as the film’s primary villain.

Are you excited for the new direction of the Resident Evil movies, including more characters from the franchise?

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Resident Evil: Retribution hits theaters September 14, 2012 in 3D.

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  1. I think Michelle Rodriguez’ Rain Ocampo scene is much like a mental brainwashing or memory manipulation or a flashback. And I have to say this is the penultimate movie in the series that actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul W. S. Anderson will take part.

  2. I dont know exactly i was curious about the return of rain on RE retribution so i watch the first RE movie and on the end of the film she receive the t-vírus(transmitted by the zombies) and after alice apply on her the antivirus she takes a shot on the head indeed but remember that alice only have the powers because they gave to her the t-vírus and the anti-virus. there is a little chance of rain survive. i said a litle change because i would think a weird thing if she appears on the film with powers like alice……. well i still believe that she will appear on a flashback.

  3. well i believe that the antivirus rain was given in the first film was’nt the antivirus, maybe it was the virus that wesker uses to become immortal, besides, wesker was shot in the head plenty amount of times and still isnt dead, so that means if its the same virus then she must of been reanimated

  4. looks like rehashed garbage. what a f****** sad movie. go play the games, the story is way better. these movies are literally a disgrace to zombies, and even worse, the franchise itself.

    makes me sad to see paul just giving his wife role after role. what a f****** suck-fest. ick ick ick. 1 was the only good movie.

  5. Im just glad this Resident Evil movies are done. It was hard for me to hear that people are creating original character and creating movies that totally upset the balance of the true Story of Resident Evil. The Resident Evil movie was ruin from the moment, they created their own concept and didnt follow the story. They did tried to go back in track with the second film, but couldnt reach it. Despite how many fans this Resident Evil movie has, to fans that love ,have passion and enjoy the series, this is an insult.

  6. i actually like the Resident Evil movies but now its not even on the zombie concept its more on monster creatures like Nemesis & Lickers and why make clones of Rain & Carlos if your just going to kill them off anyway makes no sense oh and Resident 1was way better than the others!