November 24, 2021

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Almost Included a Scene Where Chris Redfield Punched a Boulder

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is out now and theaters, and if you are a fan of the series, you'll surely enjoy all the little secrets and references from the games scattered throughout the film. While an influx of easter eggs made it to the final cut, some of the most memorable scenes of the Resident Evil games did not make it, including that meme-worthy scene in Resident Evil 5 where Chris Redfield punches a boulder.

Welcome to Raccoon City director Johannes Roberts tells IGN in an interview that he originally wanted to put the scene in the film, noting that even Chris Redfield actor Robbie Amell was interested in filming the scene. Unfortunately, it couldn't work in the film, but Roberts hopes that a future film in the reboot series could include the scene.

"Robbie has such a great sense of humor, and it was just like, 'Oh, man. We've got to somehow put this in,'" Roberts tells IGN. "We never found how to make it work, and all I can hope is that somewhere in this new envisioning of the Resident Evil world that it all leads to this big, our Chapter 10, whatever it is of Resident Evil, is Robbie punching his way through a boulder. That's how we end our epic Resident Evil world."

A sequel to Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has yet to be greenlit. Despite this, Roberts has a lot of ideas of where the reboot live-action series could take, including what the next game in the series could be adapted into the big screen. For more information on that, you can check out our interview with Roberts, where we dive into the film's ending and more.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster

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