Actors play dead characters in Resident Evil: Retribution


Fans of the Resident Evil films — wait, are there any? — will be interested to know that some familiar faces will be returning for the my-god-I-can’t-believe-I’m-saying-this fifth installment Resident Evil: Retribution. Colin Salmon and Michelle Rodriguez will be reprising their commando characters Donald “One” Shade and Rain Ocampo, both from the first film in the series. There’s only one problem with that: they were both killed, by lasers and getting shot while zombified, respectively. Apparently they got better.

Shawn Roberts will also have a cameo as Albert Wesker, the main antagonist of Resident Evil: Afterlife, who is now a T-virus-enhanced superhuman like he became in the video games. There is no word on whether he will plan on ensuring complete global saturation.

I question whether the fans really care if Salmon or Rodriguez’s characters are brought back in any capacity when fan-favorites Leon S. Kennedy and Barry Burton will reportedly be making an appearance. I know that I couldn’t care less when generic commandos #1 and #4 died. Or lived. Or did anything, really.

[Via Dark Horizons]