Peter Weller Has Reportedly Turned Down Neill Blomkamp’s Robocop

Robocop Returns article

It looks like Peter Weller won’t return for Neill Blomkamp’s ROBOCOP RETURNS

I thought I would give you all a quick update on Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming Robocop sequel, Robocop Returns. It ain’t good news I’m afraid. If the recent buzz around the web is correct then Peter Weller will not return to reprise his role as Alex Murphy aka Robocop. According to superbrosmovies and flickeringmyth, the news is looking to be true.

Would you have liked to see Peter Weller return one last time as the law enforcing cyborg?.

Robocop Returns article
If they were a band, their first single would be “Can You Fly, Bobby?”

I really don’t mind who gets cast as Robocop. As long as Blomkamp is the man in the director’s chair then I am onboard 100%. After everyone being let down with Jose Padilha’s 12-C reboot, there is only room for improvement. Blomkamp has the visualisation to do this franchise justice and bring it back to the fans and masses.

Listen, why don’t they just go with Blomkamp’s leading man, Sharlto Copley?. I could watch that guy in anything. A crazy South African Robocop would be a whole different kind of crazy.

Robocop Returns will be based on the original script by Michael Miner and Ed Neumeier that never got used for the sequel to Paul Verhoeven’s original classic.

We also know that the new instalment in the Robocop franchise will be R-Rated so expect a lot of people gettting torn to pieces with machine guns.

Official Plot for Robocop Returns

“Anarchy reigns and the fate of Detroit hangs in the balance as RoboCop
makes his triumphant return to fight crime and corruption.”

Not a lot of plot details there but we know what to expect. As soon as I hear of any updates, you guys will be the first to know.

Here is a great interview with screenwriter Ed Neumeier on how he created the original Robocop

As always, thanks for reading.

Words By Gary Gamble

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