Would "Resident Evil: Retribution" be the penultimate chapter in the game-adapted movie franchise? Director Paul W.S. Anderson has hinted that it could be so. When attending the "Resident Evil 5" panel at Comic-Con on Friday, July 13, the filmmaker called the film "the beginning of the end."
Anderson's wife Milla Jovovich, who is the leading lady in the franchise, also teased that the upcoming film could be one of the last installments of the franchise. "It's a little bit weird having the end of your character talked about in front of your face!" she said. "I'm married to the guy - you don't think I know?!"
Jovovich shared that she and her husband hadn't discussed a possible sixth "Resident Evil" movie while they were making the fifth one. Still, Anderson noted that he wanted to bring Alice's story to its conclusion soon. "I really want to bring this to a closure," he stated. "If we did do another one, I really want to end this story."
During the panel, Anderson presented footage of the film which he described as "the icy showdown between Alice and Jill Valentine." Featuring what seemed to be a climatic battle scene, the clip was set in Arctic with plenty of slow-motion shots exposed. Rain Ocampo was also shown in it, injecting herself with a sort of serum that made her superstrong.
In addition to Anderson and Jovovich, the panel was attended by the film's leading stars including Mika Nakashima, Boris Kodjoe, Oded Fehr, and Michelle Rodriguez.
"Resident Evil: Retribution" will make its way out onto the U.S. cinemas on September 14. In it, Alice awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.
Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion.