Joe Manganiello has revealed his costume from the upcoming video game movie adaptation, Rampage. One of the more unexpected adaptations on the list of upcoming video game movies, Rampage adapts the gaming title of the same name that began as a popular arcade game in 1986. Coming from director Brad Peyton, the project will reunite with the filmmaker yet again with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, marking this as their third collaboration together, after Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and 2015 disaster thriller, San Andreas.
Out of the two previous outings, Rampage shares the most in common with San Andreas. Focusing on a number of human characters, led by The Rock as the head of an anti-poaching unit operating in Rwanda, the film follows the group as they fight to keep the world from falling apart, when gigantic, mutated versions of a crocodile, a gorilla, and a wolf are set loose upon countless cities, proceeding to try to tear them apart and utterly destroy them.
Principal photography on Rampage began just last week, and following a set tease released concurrently with it, one of the film’s key cast members, Joe Manganiello, has shared yet another behind-the-scenes look at the production. The Magic Mike and True Blood actor took to his Instagram to post a new image of his costume in the Rampage film, which shares an unexpected nod to one very iconic Marvel vigilante. Check it out for yourself down below:
While this image doesn’t necessarily reveal much, it does feature a skull that looks strikingly familiar to The Punisher’s and confirms the name of Manganiello’s character to be Burke. Combine that design choice with the fact that the costume is little more than a bulletproof vest and a gun, and it looks like Manganiello is preparing to prove himself as an action star yet again. He and Johnson are only two of a star-studded cast at the front and center of this adaptation though. In fact, in addition to two popular male action stars, the film also includes recent Oscar-nominee, Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), Jake Lacy (Girls), and Malin Akerman (Billions, Watchmen).
With that cast and the other creative talent involved, it’s plausible to think that Rampage may be one of the first video game adaptations that Hollywood releases, that’s a success both critically and financially. After all, where most other filmmakers might have failed, The Rock and Peyton managed to turn San Andreas into one of the more successful blockbusters of its respective summer season – and with a similar premise/tone and a legitimately spectacular cast, Rampage is shaping up to be one of the more entertaining blockbusters of the summer 2018 season now as well.
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