While The Expendables are cavorting around the world blowing things up, there’s another group of old people that aren’t content with sitting on the sidelines. Dean Parisot is directing RED 2, the sequel to the geriatric actioner RED from 2010, and Deadline reports that Sir Anthony Hopkins just might play the villain.
Hopkins is signed on for Thor 2, and though he spent most of the first movie in some sort of coma, I thought he was really great in it. It’s Anthony Freaking Hopkins, of course he’s great. The only trouble with RED 2 is that the scheduling might conflict with Thor 2, in which case Hopkins is heading back to Asgard because his Marvel deal holds the most weight.
It goes without saying, though, that Hopkins would be a spectacular foe for Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich (not sure if Morgan Freeman is on board this one yet), especially since the action is travelling to Europe this time and Hopkins can play sophisticated with the best of ’em.
What do you think about Hopkins as a villain in RED 2? Does it make you any more interested in seeing it?