Michelle Rodriguez didn't have what you would call a gracious exit from the Resident Evil franchise. Playing Rain Ocampo in the first movie, her character was first bit and infected by one of the zombies before being shot in the head by Matt Adison (Eric Mabius). But if you think a slight case of death is going to prevent her from coming back, apparently you couldn't be more wrong.
Bloody Disgusting has learned Rodriguez is set to return as Ocampo in Resident Evil: Retribution 3D, the fifth film in the franchise. The news has since been confirmed as accurate. Also returning will be Shawn Roberts, who played Albert Wesker in Resident Evil: Afterlife, though apparently that will only be a cameo. The two will join the cast that already includes Milla Jovovich (who returns as Alice), Sienna Guillory (who will play Jill Valentine for the third time), Colin Salmon (who will be coming back as James 'One' Shade) and Boris Kodjoe( once again playing Luther West). The new movie will be set in Toyko, Japan and is scheduled to be released on September 14, 2012.
I wonder how Paul W.S. Anderson plans to get around this one. Ocampo was most definitely dead by the end of the first movie, so it will take some seriously creative maneuvering to bring her back. Then again, this franchise is as much sci-fi as it is action and horror, and we all know that anybody can return from the dead in science-fiction. The question that remains, however, is what team she will be playing for after her resurrection.
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