Milla Jovovich Reveals ‘Resident Evil 5′ Characters & Plot Details

Published 4 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 9:56 am,

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Production on the fifth entry in the video game-turned-movie franchise – Resident Evil: Retribution – is underway in Canada, with Paul W.S. Anderson once again handling both writing and directorial duties.

Anderson’s wife and the leading lady of the Resident Evil series, Milla Jovovich, has been keen to keep fans updated on the status of the latest entry in the zombpocalyptic franchise. She previously revealed the title and setting of Alice’s next battle against the diabolical Umbrella Corporation – and spent a chunk of this past weekend dropping additional bits of information about the film.

Jill Valentine (who will be played by Sienna Guillory) looks to become one of the primary antagonists in Retribution. The film will also mark the screen debut of several fan-favorite characters from both the Resident Evil video game and CGI movie universes – in keeping with (according to Jovovich) Anderson’s self-proclaimed plans to incorporate fan-feedback into the storyline of the fifth Resident Evil flick.

New additions to the live-action Resident Evil film franchise include former Raccoon City cop Leon Scott Kennedy – who will reportedly not be played by Jensen Ackles, despite fans’ wishes – as well as S.T.A.R.S. weapons specialist Barry Burton and “Organization” agent Ada Wong. Expect to learn about which actors and actresses will be portraying said characters, in the near future.

Jovovich has also either revealed or confirmed the following tidbits of plot information (via her Twitter account):

  • The plot of Retribution sees K-Mart (Spencer Locke) – along with Claire (Ali Larter) and Chris Redfield (Wentworth Miller) – kidnapped by the Umbrella Corporation.
  • Shawn Roberts will reprise his role as Albert Wesker from Resident Evil: Afterlife, while Colin Salmon is set to portray James “One” Shade for the first time since the 2002 Resident Evil movie.
  • Retribution will feature Las Plagas parasites and promises to be the most action-packed of the series yet – seeing how it will also include a highly-complex chase sequence and a showdown between Alice and Jill, among other (hopefully) thrilling set pieces.

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The Resident Evil movies have done all right by themselves as far as box office returns go, but fans have generally had mixed feelings about the franchise. Case in point: the first installment was fairly well-received by RE converts, but its conclusion deviated significantly from the video game source material – and set the stage for two sequels (Extinction and Apocalypse) that lacked the cohesive narrative design of the original film.

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Afterlife was largely considered an improvement – if still not quite an outright successful zombie action flick – in comparison to its immediate predecessors. That uptick in quality, coupled with higher 3D ticket prices, helped the film bring in nearly $300 million around the globe last year and become the most financially successful installment yet.

Retribution isn’t going to win over anyone who wasn’t already a fan of the Resident Evil series – or convince those who dislike Anderson’s hyper-stylized brand of action filmmaking to change their minds (especially since the film will be shot in 3D, like Afterlife). However, it does look to offer much more of what longtime converts to the series have been wanting: additional beloved characters and a storyline that (to a degree) more closely resembles that in the original games.

It may have taken five movies to get there – but better late than never, right?


Resident Evil: Retribution is slated for theatrical release in the U.S. on September 14th, 2012.

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  1. Ada Wong will be played by “Li Bingbing”
    Leon S. Kennedy will be played by “Johan Urb”
    Barry Burton will be played by “Kevin Durand”

    I hate those game hipsters who say they like the game before the movie came out. The movie and the game are great. Although… I have to say I don’t like the fact Jill is a blonde and maybe Claire’s casting couldn’ve been better…

  2. i really hope this one is better than the last. im a fan of the movies and games and i liked the 1st 3 movies (looking at them seperately from the games) and the 4th movie was just bad. i wont go into any details, but i personally dident like anything but maby 5 seconds of the exocutioner fight scene.

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  4. Fantastic! Milla is the hottest woman in the world.

  5. Mila Jovovich is and makes Resident Evil movies. You go girl!! I would have to say that Ali Larter needs to stick to the Final Destination movies. Although Afterlife was a awesome movie I was disappointed that Ali Larter came back in that one and was a big character. She just doesnt fit the whole Resident Evil thing at all. It seems like Ali is trying to take Mila’s spot light and there is no way being Mila is the Resident Evil icon. I cannot wait to see the 5th movie they are all wonderful and very well done movies on a scale of 1-10 I give them an 11. :)

  6. In my opinion, the last Resident Evil move, “Afterlife’s” dialogue was kind of faulty to me. I really hope they fix that this time. Even so, the action was so AWESOME!!! I loved it. The plot, and the fact that they stay true to their “goals.” I’m really looking forward to watching “Retribution,” as expected, Alice and Jill may have a show-down. So thrilled right now.

    One question, will this be the last installment? I really want to know…

  7. Although i am not a huge gamer past the ‘retro’ games & angry birds lol, but i LOVE the RE movies, Apocolypse was my fave of the series, also Extinction was goodd though i hated that they killed off Carlos but kept Claire? I was like WTH?

    On IMDB i saw his name listed for Retrobution, perhaps he is going to make a comeback as a clone or something, it would make sense, giving that he was an employee of Umbrella Corp. but I guess only time will tell.

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  9. I was confused and disappointed that in the last movie “Resident Evil: Afterlife” had Alice convert back into a human (so she should have lost her powers, right?); however, she was doing stunts and action fighting as if she still was superhuman. What??! Otherwise, I liked the movie even though the above made no sense to me.

  10. Im a True RE Fan so I Like all the Movies, there my be a Few plot errors but So what if you Like The Rest Of the Movie then dont let RE 4 ( A 7 Out Of 10 btw ) Judge how this Next one is going to be

  11. why isnt jill played by the same person in the second resident evil movie

    • Sienna Guillory plays as Jill in both Resident evil 2 apocalypse and R.E. Retribution

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