With the recent buzz surrounding THE RAID 2: BERANDAL, which made its premiere at last week’s Sundance film festival, one martial arts action star has made it clear he wants to be part of the next installment.
“I’m officially stating it NOW!! @ghuwevans better me put in The Raid 3!!
Almost every single review of the recent sequel coming from Sundance has been positive. Back in December, Evans spoke with Film Combat Syndicate and revealed that he is planning to make the series a trilogy. Evans hinted that the third film might not come until 2017 and that it would start two hours before THE RAID 2: BERANDAL.
Meanwhile, until Evans makes his decision on perhaps Adkins making an appearance, the British action star is preparing for other projects. This includes UNDISPUTED IV, which was announced last year when NINJA: SHADOW OF A TEAR was screen at the Fantastic Fest. The script is currently being written but Adkins will return to his signature role of Russian fighter Uri Boyka with Isaac Florentine back on board to direct. Meanwhile, two films Adkins made last year, GREEN STREET 3 and LEGENDARY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON, should be set for Stateside release sometime this year.
Personally, if Evans chooses Adkins to appear in THE RAID 3, this could prove to be amazing to fans as it could set up an epic showdown between Adkins and perhaps Iko Uwais. Even seeing Adkins take on maybe, someone like Yayan Ruhian, will prove to be outstanding. What’s your opinion if Adkins gets his chance and appears in THE RAID 3?
While fans await the decision, THE RAID 2: BERANDAL will get its official release in theaters on March 28th.