When you don’t have enough screentime to showcase all your favourite toys, just make another movie to do it for you. That’s exactly what Paul W.S. Anderson is thinking, having gone on record to hint at a potential sequel for the upcoming Monster Hunter movie — even before the film has gone out!
Milla Jovovich, who plays Lt. Natalie Artemis, tells Total Film (via Games Radar) that Anderson is “already writing something” based on the live-action adaptation of Capcom’s popular action-RPG video game series.
“We would love to make another [Monster Hunter movie],” says Jovovich. “Hopefully people are going to love it because I know Paul would love to make a sequel. I mean, he’s already writing something [related to the first movie].”
Though details about this new movie are scarce, one of the reasons for the development of a potential sequel is mainly due to the fact that the Monster Hunter franchise is quite expansive. Given how Anderson could only feature a select few monsters for this film, it would only make sense to include more in a follow-up movie.
“There are hundreds of monsters [in the game]. I can only use five or six of them in the movie. So it’s a big, fun world that I think we’ve only just started to scratch the surface of,” Anderson explains.
Already, we’ve seen the likes of Rathalos, Diablos and its Black Diablos cousin feature prominently in the upcoming film in recent trailers. Who knows what the rest of the “five or six” beasts will be terrorising the big screen when Monster Hunter releases on 30 December in the US (31 December in the Asia-Pacific).
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.