‘RED 2′ Trailer and Posters – The RED Crew Gains New (Old) Blood

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 30th, 2013 at 7:24 am,

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RED was a surprisingly entertaining action-comedy (and lucrative box office hit) based on a relatively obscure comic book, and so this summer we’re getting RED 2. The sequel features an original story concocted by the screenwriters on the first movie, Erich and Jon Hoeber, but it continues to follow the (mis)adventures of retired and extremely dangerous ex-secret operatives, played by Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Dame Helen Mirren.

This time, as the newly-reased trailer spells out, the stakes are higher, as the RED agents must protect both themselves and, literally, millions of people who could be killed by a doomsday weapon. However, once the no-nonsense Frank (Willis), the erratic Marvin (Malkovich) and sophisticated Victoria (Mirren) get involved, it spells trouble for the whipper-snapper criminals and terrorists behind the plot.

Joining the fun for a second round is Mary Louise-Parker as Frank’s girlfriend, with the new additions of Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World) as the mad inventor responsible for creating the aforementioned MacGuffin/deadly bomb, Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as a younger operative, and Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Side Effects) as Frank’s old flame/accomplice.

Have a look at the RED 2 character posters in the gallery below:


RED 2 looks to deliver as much action as expected, while also (noticeably) ramping up the comedy quotient from its predecessor. Indeed, between the newly-released full trailer and the original teaser trailer, the marketing has noticeably leaned towards getting the idea across that the sequel will provide more ridiculous fun and excitement than the first installment.

That emphasis on comedy makes sense, given that Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) is sitting in the director’s chair – having replaced Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D.) from the first movie – but it could also mean this installment lacks that fine balance of thrills, laughs and heart found in the first movie. Moreover, there’s a risk that the Hoebers’ attempt to make RED into a franchise may end up feeling too much like grasping at straws (remember, these guys also wrote Battleship).

On the positive side, Parisot’s good-natured parody/love letter to Star Trek in Galaxy Quest suggests he’s up to the challenges presented by the RED sequel; at the least, Hopkins and Zeta-Jones seem to be having a lot of fun, riffing on their famous screen personas as, respectively, the mad genius and gorgeous-but-deadly type in the sequel.


RED 2 opens in U.S. theaters on July 19th, 2013.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. YAY!!!

  2. this looks awesome!! loved the first red was so much fun. And storm shadow in red 2 with John Malkovich? hells yeah!!! only thing ima miss is that Karl Urban isn’t gonna be in it

  3. And people say DC doesn’t know what they’re doing lol.

    • Funny, isn’t it? ;)

    • aww man I clicked on this thread just to say that…

      • Actually, it’s Warner Bros that doesn’t have a clue what to do about DC properties. RED was produced by Summit Entertainment, which somehow ended up with the rights. That’s why it didn’t end up in development hell like 95 percent of Warner Bros/New Line Cinema comic adaptations.

        Getting back to Warner, anybody remember Constantine 2? We3? Y: The Last Man? Deadman? The Swamp Thing reboot? The Sandman? Death: The High Cost of Living? Sleeper?

        None of these have anything to do with superheroes, yet all got lost in limbo because of Warner Bros and New Line Cinema’s incompetence.

        • Yes, but so very many people refuse (or simply don’t KNOW) to differentiate between the two…

        • I just felt like making a turd comment. It happens from time to time. More often than not I’m afraid!

  4. Looks great. Also wish Karl Urban would return. Really liked him in the first. Maybe for RED 3?

  5. Icing on the cake…? Only a little bit of flippin’ AC/DC for the win!

    • My thoughts exactly. AC/DC = instant winner. Looks good!

  6. Anthony Hopkins off the rails is enough of a draw to see.
    This looks like it could be better than the first one.

    Taking in these films in the spirit they are offered
    is how they should be experienced and judged.
    With that in mind this is fun as fun intended.

    • Robert, you are Completely spot on. These movie should be taken exactly in the way they are presented.. I’m looking for a fun extravagant excessive use of gratuitous violence explosions and pretty girls… And of course the older than Bruce Willis I have to admit that is fun to see guys my age go out there still kick some butt! Of course in Hollywood even pigs can fly!

      • There are precious few movies where what you expect is what you get.
        The players do not take this all that seriously, they look like they had
        a good time making it as well, and all they ask is you play along
        and have a good time too and that is precisely what we’ll do.

        And it is a hoot to see actors with some mileage roll
        back the odometer defying the clock we all run on.

    • Exactly . . . although I would watch Hopkins in ANYTHING.

  7. I. Am. There!

  8. Ummm, I’m going to assume (well, to hope) that you are merely TRYING to be funny…unsuccessfully, I will add.

    If you are being serious, you sound like a moron.

    • Who is this comment directed towards?

      • Speshlk37…

        My comment was in response to somebody whose pointlessly political comment is no longer here…thankfully.

        SR…feel free to get rid of my above response, as it no longer makes sense.:-)

        • Thanks for clearing that up, I was trying to figure out if what I said was stupid.

          • Your comment was fine…I apologize for the confusion.

  9. Watched this on youtube, I really don’t like yahoo’s video player… Anyway, this looks like tons of fun! I really liked the first one. I also hoped Karl Urban would make an appearance in this one. Maybe he can join the team. He’ll be the “young blood” for them to pick on, lol.

  10. Liked the first RED and this looks awesome too.

  11. So…Hellen Mirrin’s character is trying to kill Frank Moses now?

    • I’m sure like with that Russian guy, she’ll find a way to botch it up, lol.

  12. Looks good to me. I watch the first one regularly. So count me in

  13. Looks cool! Catherine Zeta Jones is still Hot and Byung-hun Lee is awesome! And it never hurts to have Anhony Hopkins in your movie!