Helmed and penned by Paul W.S. Anderson, “Monster Hunter” is a horror-action flick that was released on December 18, 2020. The film is based on the game series of the exact title by Capcom. It features Milla Jovovich as the lead character and her fifth series together with the helmer Anderson. Other supporting cast members comprise Tony Jaa, Tip Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta, Josh Helman, Jin Au-Yeung, and Ron Perlman.
The film centers on Natalie Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her devoted warriors when they are transferred to a new world, where they have to fight off giant monsters with tremendous powers in order to survive.
Upon release, the film received mixed reviews and was estimated at an amount of $44 million worldwide against a budget of $60 million. It’s also worth mentioning that Monster Hunter was also nominated in the category of Outstanding Effects Simulations at the nineteenth Visual Effects Society Awards.
Here’s what we know about the sequel to Monster Hunter.
What is Monster Hunter about?
“While on a peril-laden mission to track a missing team of soldiers, hard-as-nails U.S. Army Ranger Captain Natalie Artemis and her elite brothers-in-arms find themselves transported to an alternate universe. There, trapped in a barren desert-world rife with formidable adversaries and subterranean sand-dwelling beasts, for the first time, Captain Artemis and her squad are shocked to discover that their otherwise destructive military weapons are now entirely inadequate to take down the enemy. But, unexpectedly, in their desperate battle for survival, the team stumbles upon a mysterious local huntsman whose superior combat skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the mighty creatures. Is there an escape from the prison realm? Above all, what does it take to become a fearless monster hunter?”
Will there be a Monster Hunter 2?
As of now it’s uncertain if the filmmakers will return with a sequel since there’s been no concrete word till now.
However, just a month before the premiere of horror flick “Monster Hunter,” the helmer of the film Paul W.S. Anderson stated: “I’ve been working on ‘Monster Hunter’ for 11 years … There’s hundreds of monsters [in the game]. I can only use five or six of them in the movie. So it’s a big, fun world that I think we’ve only just started to scratch the surface of.”
Actress Milla Jovovich further added: “Definitely, we would love to make another one. Hopefully people are going to love it because I know Paul would love to make a sequel. I mean, he’s already writing something … “
Monster Hunter 2 Release Date: When is it premiering?
It’s difficult to speculate on a specific release when there have been no official updates on whether production for the sequel has begun or not but definitely, if the production is taking place we’d surely get some updates but right now it’s likely that the filmmakers are busy working on the script. So it’s safe to assume that the sequel will most probably be out sometime in 2023.
The Cast of Monster Hunter 2
Nothing is confirmed about the cast members of the potential sequel to “Monster Hunter.” But it is expected that the main character Milla Jovovich will play her titular role as Natalie Artemis.
Here’s the full cast of Monster Hunter although we’re not sure if all of them will return except for Jovovich.
- Milla Jovovich in the role of Natalie Artemis
- Tony Jaa will act as Hunter
- Ron Pearlman in the character of The Admiral
- Tip “T.I.” Harris in the role of Lincoln
- Diego Boneta will play Marshall
- Meagan Good will portray Dash
- Josh Helman will act as Steeler
- Jin Au-Yeung plays Axe
- Hirona Yamazaki depicts Handler
- Jannik Schümann in the character of Aiden
- Nanda Costa illustrates Lea
- Nic Rasenti portrays Captain Roark
- Aaron Beelner plays Palico
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Monster Hunter sets up a sequel, but does the world want Monster Hunter 2?
Based on reactions to the latest blockbuster from writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson, it seems that critics are less than impressed. But general audiences seem to be enjoying their viewing experience.
Based on the eponymous Capcom video game, Monster Hunter released in December 2020. Milla Jovovich headlines the Monster Hunter cast. Natalie Artemis, U.S. Army Ranger leads a United Nations mission in the desert.
When her squad experiences a strange storm, they inadvertently crossover into a parallel world. A world that’s inhabited by extremely large beasts. There, Artemis links up with a native warrior (Tony Jaa as The Hunter). He is initially skeptical of the Ranger. But later learns to appreciate her skill set and personality.
Artemis eventually discovers that an ancient Sky Tower correlates with the changing weather. Still, she’s unsure how to return home to a world where giant monsters don’t affect her day-to-day work.
After a nasty fall, Artemis crosses over into her original realm. As a result, gets saved by her military comrades. Unfortunately for the soldiers, they get absolutely owned by one of the titular villains. From there, Anderson is less than subtle about the storyline for a potential sequel.
Will there be a season 3 of Monster Hunter?
The makers are yet to reveal anything about Monster Hunter season 3.
Monster Hunter 2 Plot: What to expect?
Plot details are unknown but the first film ended on a cliffhanger for an opening to the sequel. So it’s likely that the story will continue from where it was left off. This means that the hunters will have to face many new powerful monsters in the upcoming new movie.