The Resident Evil movie franchise will soon have its final instalment, with the upcoming 2017 film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But as with a lot of movie franchises, nothing is really “final”, as a franchise could go on through a reboot, a prequel, or a sudden sequel.
However, in a recent interview with IGN, actress Ali Larter made sure that the upcoming sixth movie on 2017 would really be the “final chapter”, as the title implies. Larter returns for The Final Chapter, as she plays once more the character Claire Redfield, and she will mark her third film since her debut appearance for Resident Evil: Extinction.
While not giving any specifics, she did say that the story for The Final Chapter would really wrap up the film universe of Resident Evil.
“We are not allowed to say one thing,” she said. “I am held to secrecy, but what I can tell you is that the script is amazing. They’re really wrapping up the whole series, so that just makes it a little more poignant. To be able to come back and reprise my role as Claire and my relationship with Alice, with Umbrella Corp. you know, I’m excited to get back in it. I think the fans are just going to be beyond excited.”
Rather than being disappointed that the series will have its final instalment, Larter is actually proud and grateful that the series made it this strong and this far.
“How many movies have this kind of fanbase and get to be made six times?” she said. “I think that’s extraordinary. It’s a total testament to [series star] Milla [Jovovich] and Paul. I’m so grateful to them, that they chose me to be a part of it halfway through, and they’ve kept me along for the ride. I love that it’s not seven men and one woman. I mean, these are two women, and they’re not competing with each other. You know, there are such easy clichs these two could fall into, but this is definitely a female power movie.”
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will hit theaters January 27, 2017.