‘Red 2′ Teaser Poster: Willis, Mirren & Malkovich Head to Europe

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 8:47 pm,

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Red 2 doesn’t begin filming until next spring, but that’s not stopping DC Entertainment and Summit from teasing the returning cast of all-stars along with franchise newcomers entering the fold. A teaser poster for the sequel has been released, showcasing the names and shadows of some of those familiar stars, along with a little hint of the sequel’s story.

Key members from the first film’s cast – Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, and John Malkovich – are rightfully situated on the one-sheet, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee (G.I. Joe 2). The backdrop of the poster, while extraordinarily drab, teases the plot of Red 2 following Willis’ gang of retired CIA operatives taking on a new set of enemies across Europe.

Among those new enemies may be Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, but he has yet to officially sign on for a role – hence his absence from the poster. As a counterpoint to Karl Urban – one of the “villains” in the first film – Anthony Hopkins would provide a much more worthy adversary in terms of the series’ proclivity for geriatric humor. Still, it was exciting to see Willis outmatched, but still successful, against a younger and more virile opponent in Red. Perhaps that’s the role martial arts expert Byung-Hun Lee is set to play.

With original Red director Robert Schwentke busy putting the finishing touches on R.I.P.D. whilst this sequel will be shooting, Dean Perisot will be giving his best effort to replicate his past success with the film Galaxy Quest. Like that comedic space adventure, Red 2 puts Perisot at the helm of a film that blends action with comedy, and stars iconic stars of yesteryear – albeit Bruce Willis is a major upgrade from Tim ‘The Toolman’ Taylor.

Check out the poster below:

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Given that Summit wants to kick off the promotional tour for Red 2 early, not even waiting until a single shot of film is “in the can,” expect plenty of character posters to be released closer to next summer when the film releases. For now, we can only hope that Bruce Willis is heading for a showdown with Sir Anthony Hopkins.


Red 2 releases August 2, 2013.

Source: Kinopoisk (via Collider)

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  1. Never saw the first one.

    • It was great. A must watch. You’ll enjoy it.

    • I watched it twice within 2 days :)

      This movie is so hilarious, and full of action, a modern classic IMO.

  2. “as a counterpoint to Brian Cox and Karl Urban – the antagonists from the first film –”

    Brian Cox was not an antagonist.

    i hope Karl Urban comes back for the sequel as his character became “good” at the end once he found out what was really going on.

    And arent they cutting it kinda close if they arent filming until next spring? that only gives then a couple months before the release date for post production. I know its not some CGI-special effects heavy film but still, I would think they would want to start filming at least by this winter so as not to rush it.

  3. No Morgan Freeman? :(

  4. i thougt morgan freeman died

    • Yea, but he survived one assassination already. There is always a possibility to revive in such movies (kevlar-vest).

  5. I was hoping for more from Red. It was entertaining in parts but somehow lacked the punch its concept could have delivered… Hopefully Red 2 will be a sequel that has more chance to have fun with the concept. Seeing John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman chewing up the screen is always something to look forward to after all.

  6. Will Karl Urban be back or not?

  7. Red 2 – UnDead Redemption?

  8. The poster looks awesome!
    I hope Sir Hopkins does sign on… he’d be an awesome addition to the cast – and he’d make an awesome villain.

  9. Can’t wait. I loved the first one. Will the pig be back?

    • No, but now they have a cow! ;)

  10. C’mon. No Karl Urban? And you add Zeta-Jones? eh, I’m disappointed already!

  11. you gotta have Karl Urban – And some more Brian Cox. and the pig.

  12. Please, please…bring Karl Urban back! :-(

  13. It’ll be great if Karl Urban also returns. He did great in the first movie. He can be their ally from the inside (CIA), that would be great. And the movie should also have something that will appeal to the ladies (missus adores him).

  14. The first one was a ton of fun really cool movie a lot better than I thought it would be. I feel like Red is the better version of the Expendables, it’s got old stars but famous ones they’re all doing action and it looks real (well ore real than Expendables) theres a better story or there actually is a story, the actors can act, the characters have emotions, all in all it seems like an improved version of the Expendables. I look forward to seeing the sequel

  15. red 3 in 2015 (?) ?

    clint eastwood and Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman,John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, jackie chan,matt dillon,
    Arnold Schwarzenegger as a bad person. (in part 3)