RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY Director Johannes Roberts Confirms Whether Mr. X Appears In The Film

RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY Director Johannes Roberts Confirms Whether Mr. X Appears In The Film

Johannes Roberts, director of the upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City film, has confirmed that the iconic Tyrant known as Mr. X will not feature in the film. Hit the jump...

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is an upcoming cinematic adaptation of the Resident Evil survival horror video game series. Kaya Scodelario stars as Claire Redfield, Hannah John-Kamen as Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell as Chris Redfield, Avan Jogia as Leon S. Kennedy, Tom Hopper as Albert Wesker, and Lily Gao as Ada Wong, among others. Those familiar with the game series will undoubtedly be familiar with this batch of characters.

Along with the cast, a trailer as well as some stills have been released in the lead-up to release, the film's release being on November 24th, 2021 — in just a few days. It's clear that Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will be a helluva lot more faithful to the source material than the previous Resident Evil movies, largely seeming to take inspiration from the first Resident Evil game as well as Resident Evil 2.

However, fans have noticed a lack of one particular aspect: a certain iconic antagonist known as the T-00 Tyrant or better as Mr. X. Well, the upcoming film's director Johannes Roberts recently revealed to Comicbook.com that the iconic tyrant will not feature in the movie in any capacity.

"The one thing that I wanted to put in and I didn't, I just couldn't find a way to put in was Mr. X. There is a nod. It's tricky to see in the shot and I was like, 'Just use that shot,' but it doesn't work in the movie. And I was like, 'Okay,' with a movie you have to actually tell a proper movie rather than just use the shots that you want," Roberts said.

Certainly unfortunate for fans that would've liked to have seen Mr. X feature in the cinematic debut. Maybe if the film gets a decent reception they'll be able to figure out a way to include him in a sequel.

DISCLAIMER: GameFragger.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY Video Game Movie is Faithful Fun, According to First Reactions

RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY Video Game Movie is Faithful Fun, According to First Reactions

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City debuts in two days. Early reactions to the video game movie have surfaced online and dub the film a faithful, action-packed romp.

RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY Director Johannes Roberts Confirms Whether Mr. X Appears In The Film

RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY Director Johannes Roberts Confirms Whether Mr. X Appears In The Film

Johannes Roberts, director of the upcoming Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City film, has confirmed that the iconic Tyrant known as Mr. X will not feature in the film. Hit the jump...

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Will Return The Mercenaries Game Mode With Some New Additions

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Will Return "The Mercenaries" Game Mode With Some New Additions

The beloved action-packed, arcade-style minigame mode "The Mercenaries" will return in Resident Evil Village with some new improvements and additions. Check out the trailer below!

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Release Date Announced; Demo Now Available On PlayStation 5

RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE Release Date Announced; Demo Now Available On PlayStation 5

The Resident Evil Village digital showcase revealed all-new gameplay details, release date with additional platforms, and a demo available right now only on PlayStation 5.

RESIDENT EVIL: The Upcoming Live Action Film Has Officially Completed Filming

RESIDENT EVIL: The Upcoming Live Action Film Has Officially Completed Filming

The highly anticipated film reboot of REsident Evil has finally wrapped principal photography. Hit hte jump to learn more about the awesome news!