We’re hearing some big Robocop Returns Peter Weller news! Weller is reportedly being eyed to reprise his iconic role for the planned sequel to be directed by Neill Blomkamp. The filmmaker was active on his social channels yesterday, and when a fan asked him who should play the character of Robocop in the planned sequel, he replied simply ‘Peter Weller’. More below.
Robocop Returns Peter Weller return?
A Twitter user named Dimitri Vegas said: “Rewatched #Robocop last night… Still one of the best ???? Can’t wait to see the @NeillBlomkamp twist … who should play Robocop though? ?”
Blomkamp’s reply? “Peter Weller”.
Here’s the tweet:
— Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 13, 2018
Now, this is hardly an official confirmation, but we’d love to see Weller come back some 31-plus years after the 1987 original.
When he was announced as the director of Robocop Returns, Weller said:
“The original definitely had a massive effect on me as a kid,” Blomkamp told the trade blog Deadline. “I loved it then and it remains a classic in the end of 20th Century sci-fi catalog, with real meaning under the surface. Hopefully that is something we can get closer to in making of a sequel. That is my goal here. What I connected to as a kid has evolved over time. At first, the consumerism, materialism and Reaganomics, that ’80s theme of America on steroids, came through most strongly. But As I’ve gotten older, the part that really resonated with me is identity, and the search for identity. As long as the human component is there, a good story can work in any time period, it’s not locked into a specific place in history. What’s so cool about RoboCop is that like good Westerns, sci-fi films and dramas, the human connection is really important to a story well told. What draws me now is someone searching for their lost identity, taken away at the hands of people who are benefiting from it, and seeing his memory jogged by events. That is most captivating. The other thing I am excited by is the chance to work again with Justin Rhodes. He has added elements that are pretty awesome, to a sequel that was set in the world of Verhoeven. This is a movie I would love to watch.”
More on the Robocop Returns Peter Weller news as it comes in.