Robocop is a famous superhero cyberpunk media franchise that came out in the 80s. Robocop originally came out as a movie trilogy with RoboCop (1987), RoboCop 2 (1990), and RoboCop 3 (1993). Since then, the franchise has made lots of tie-ins with various video games, comics, and television series. Robocop had two live-action television series; Robocop (1994) and RoboCop: Prime Directives (2001). The franchise also had two animated series, namely RoboCop (1988) and RoboCop: Alpha Commando (1998–1999). Moreover, the Robocop franchise has numerous theme park attractions around the world.
Robocop produced in the futuristic world and is about Alex Murphy, a Detroit, Michigan police officer. Alex wounded fatally in an on-duty accident. He transformed into a powerful cyborg called Robocop. A mega-corporation called Omni Consumer Products owns the brand Robocop. Murphy must now fight violent crime in his decaying city while dealing with corruption and threat inside the Omni Consumer Products incorporation.
Robocop rebooted again as a live adaption movie in the year 2014. An upcoming direct sequel to the 1987 Robocop movie called Robocop Returns is in the works currently. Here is everything to know about the forthcoming Robocop movie, including its cast, plot, and release date.
When will it release?
Robocop Returns is the direct sequel to the first-ever Robocop movie, which came out in 1987. The film will ignore all the other releases of the trilogy and the 2014 remake as well. Announced them in 2018, the scriptwriter of the original Robocop movie is writing a script for an upcoming Robocop movie, which will continue the first film’s storyline. There is no official release date of the film as of now. The movie started photography this summer, but it seems the ongoing coronavirus pandemic spoiled the plans for even the all-powerful cyborg. Fans have kept their eyes peeled in the hope of a Robocop panel in the upcoming Comic-cons.
Robocop franchise seems to follow the latest trend of releasing the direct sequels of their franchise’s first-ever movie. Other similar franchises include Candyman and Halloween.
What is the cast of the movie?
There are no details about the casting of any actor for the movie as of yet. But unfortunately, it confirmed that the original Robocop, aka Peter Weller, won’t reprise his role. The actor reported that he has no desire to repeat his position even when he was the first choice for the movie. However, Neill Blomkamp confirmed through his official Twitter handle that the original Robocop suit is returning and is 100% original. Neill Blomkamp initially directed the movie, but he stepped down from the project officially in 2019. After that, Little Monsters director Abe Forsythe took over the director’s role for the film in November 2019.
What is the plot?
Not many details are known about the plot for the film currently. In July 2018, Deadline reported that the movie would follow Detroit on the brink of chaos as anarchy spreads all over the city. Robocop will make his return to fight the violent crime and corruption that is decaying the town.
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