Welcome to Raccoon City Cut an Iconic Character

While Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is set to pack in plenty of characters fans of the survival-horror series are bound to recognize, director Johannes Roberts recently revealed that one iconic character won't be making an appearance in the upcoming film.

During an interview on the ComicBook Nation podcast, Roberts explained why the T-00 Tyrant -- or "Mr. X" as he's known in later games -- had to be cut from Welcome to Raccoon City. Roberts admits to being a big fan of the villain, yet couldn't manage to work Mr. X into the movie proper. "The one thing that I wanted to put in and I didn't..." Roberts said, "I just couldn't find a way to put in... 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."

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Mr. X originally appeared in Resident Evil 2 as one of six T-103 series Tyrants to be airlifted into Raccoon City for the purpose of recovering a sample of the deadly G-Virus by any means necessary. While fans may be disappointed in Mr. X's absence, Welcome to Raccoon City is already loaded with recognizable characters like Leon S. Kennedy, Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield.

Among the characters who have made it into the film, actors Avan Jogia and Tom Hopper recently discussed how their respective characters of Leon Kennedy and Albert Wesker will be portrayed in both new and familiar ways. During an interview with CBR, Jogia talked about how he wanted to bring more humor to Leon as the character develops towards the more hardened special forces bodyguard most fans recognize from Resident Evil 4. Hopper, meanwhile, mentioned the importance of making Wesker more likable so that the other characters "feel truly betrayed by Wesker and feel like he was one of the team and their friend."

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The characters aren't the only parts Welcome to Raccoon City will be adapting from the first two games. Roberts showed side-by-side comparisons of frames taken from both the movie and the games, which highlight meticulously detailed recreations of such recognizable locations as the Spencer Mansion and the Raccoon City Police Department. Even the opening scene from Resident Evil 2 was brought to life right down to the truck driver's hamburger. "Every frame has details to the game," Roberts said. "This is a horror movie created with love of the game."

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City opens in theaters on Nov. 24.

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Source: ComicBook

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