Gotham star joins Resident Evil reboot with Marvel and The Flash stars

Joe Anderton
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Photo credit: Mark Sagliocco - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Sagliocco - Getty Images

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Resident Evil is getting a movie reboot after the commercially successful but critically panned Paul WS Anderson films, and they've just announced a potentially major casting.

The movie is set to focus on the Raccoon Incident from the earlier games in the series, and Deadline has now reported that Gotham's Harvey Bullock actor Donal Logue has been cast as Police Chief Brian Irons.

Irons is one of the villains of Resident Evil 2, having been taking bribes from the evil Umbrella corporation for years, allowing them to continue making bioweapons without being investigated.

Photo credit: Mark Sagliocco - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Sagliocco - Getty Images

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Beyond that, he was also a sexual predator and a serial killer, dissecting his victims while they were still alive, and for his own pleasure as opposed to scientific experiments.

When the zombie outbreak began, he snapped and started killing his own officers. Even though he wasn't a mutant or genetically-engineered creature, he was one of the series' biggest monsters.

The Resi reboot will also feature Pirates of the Caribbean star Kaya Scodelario, Ant-Man and The Wasp star Hannah John-Kamen, The Flash actor Robbie Amell and Now Apocalypse star Avan Jogia as protagonists Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield and Leon S Kennedy, respectively.

Photo credit: Campcom
Photo credit: Campcom

Meanwhile, there's also a Resident Evil eight-part TV show in the works for Netflix, while Capcom is planning to release Resident Evil 8: Village on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC next year, after the success of the Resident Evil 3 remake.

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