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Cillian Murphy is confirmed in 28 Years Later, sequel to Extermination

President of Sony Motion Pictures Group, Tom Rothman confirmed that the actor will return “in a surprising and uplifting way”

Announced in December 2023, 28 Years Laterthe sequence of Exterminationlong Danny Boyle (Who wants to be a millionaire?) from 2002, will feature the return of Cillian Murphy(Oppenheimer). The information was confirmed by Tom Rothmanpresident of Sony Motion Pictures Group, in an interview with deadline.

Actor was available, but has now been confirmed

In the film, written by Alex Garland (Civil war), Murphy played the protagonist, Jimwho wakes up from a coma and discovers that a highly contagious virus, capable of bringing the dead back to life, has caused a social collapse. ExterminationIt was a success and produced a sequel, Extermination 2with a new cast.

Despite not returning for the second chapter, Murphy stated to Varietyin February this year, who would love to be in the new sequel: “I always said I would love to be involved because that movie changed everything for me and I have a lot of affection for it and those guys, Alex [Garland] It is Danny [Boyle]”he stated.

For the third film, which will again feature Garland It is Boyle in the script and direction, respectively, the story of the second feature should be ignored and, according to Rothmanthe actor will be, “but in a surprising and uplifting way, let me put it that way.”

What we already know about 28 Years Later?

In addition to the returns from Garland It is Boylethe first names in the cast have already been confirmed: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Bullet train), Jodie Comer (Free Guy: Taking Control), Ralph Fiennes (The Amazing Story of Henry Sugar) It is Jack O’Connell (Back to Black).

28 Years Laterwhich has not yet had its plot revealed, but is scheduled to hit North American theaters on June 20, 2025, will be the first in a trilogy. Nia DaCostain The Legend of Candyman (2021) and The Marvels (2023), should replace Boyle in directing the second film.

Which 2024 release are you most looking forward to? Vote for your favorite movie!

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Source: Rollingstone

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