Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon Reveals Cast in First Set Photos.
It is not a long way away from Autumn. You know what that means? spooky stuff, halloween, Dias de las muertos, Totensonntag and all them other spooky holidays. Well prepare for the Resident Evil live action reboot which is expected to release this November, so far we have been treated to some new set photos. Let check it out.
First of we have a shot of Canadian Anglo-Indian actor Avan Jogia as Leon Scott Kennedy in full RPD gear alongside British Italian/Portuguese Brazilian actress Kaya Scodelario as Claire Redfield in the iconic red leather jacket seemingly in a underground sewer system much like one of the games settings in RE2.
Next up is an image of the STARS team in Resident Evil 1 when they infiltrate the Iconic Spencer Mansion. Form Left to Right we see British actor Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, presumably Canadian actor Chad Rook as Richard Aiken, British Nigerian/Norweigian actress Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine and Canadian actor Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield.
And last but not least we get what we think is Marina Mazepa as the mutated Lisa Trevor that stalks the protagonist character in the first game through out the Spencer mansion. It is noted that fans are divided over the future of the live action series. Some thinking that the merging RE1 and RE2 may be too much for one film or that RE1 and RE0 tie directly into each other better with the events of the games happening one after the other. Whilst RE2 and RE3 happen around the same time. Others also have issues about the casting, many fans are disappointed that there seems to be no mentioned of Rebecca Chambers or Barry Burton (with some fans wanting Maisie Williams and David Harbour as the two respectively).
But also the ethnicity changes have bothered a vocal number of fans. The casting of ethnic minority actors like half Indian Avan Jogia for the traditionally White American Leon, half Nigerian Hannah John-Kamen for Japanese/French American Jill Valentine and to a smaller minority of fans, Latina Kaya Scodelario for the White American Claire Redfield has left some fans disappointed that the cast does not look like their video game counter parts. Many tend to ignore Kaya's casting due to her Latina heritage being ethnically European, but many aren't pleased over having an Indian looking Leon instead of a fully white actor as well as a half African Hannah John-Kamen for the Japanese/French American Jill (tho many ignore that the latter is half Oriental whilst suggesting fully white actors for the two characters). Either way we do hope the film hits off well and for most part we hope to not see any of Milla Jovovich as Alice showing up and stealing the spotlight like the previous RE films.