Cillian Murphy’s Terrifying Return in 28 Years Later

by | May 21, 2024

  • Sony chairman Tom Rothman announces Cillian Murphy’s Return
  • Murphy will play a surprisng role in the new films plot
  • No news on any other returning cast memebers just yet
With news of Danny Boyle and Alex Garland teaming up once more for 28 Years Later, the cast is slowly but surely coming togther. This weeks brings one very familar face in to the fold, as Oscar Award winning Cillian Murphy has been announced to return in the next chapter of horror.

A Creepy Comeback

Murphy, who wowed audiences as the resilient Jim in 28 Days Later, is set to reprise his role in this eagerly awaited installment. Remember Jim, the bike courier who woke up to a world plunged into chaos by the rage virus? Well, get ready to witness his return as he navigates a post-apocalyptic landscape with a new twist that promises to shock and awe us all.

28 Days Later kicked off a blood-curdling journey that led to two sequels, with the third installment now on the horizon under the watchful eye of director extraordinaire Boyle. Murphy’s return not only marks a thrilling reunion with Boyle but also hints at a deeper exploration of his character’s fate in the twisted trilogy ahead.

In a tantalizing interview at Cannes, Sony’s Tom Rothman spilled the beans on Murphy’s return, teasing fans with promises of surprises and a future rife with terror. This revelation not only marks a first for the franchise but also sets the stage for Boyle to delve deeper into the dark realms of horror as Jim faces new nightmares in this haunting universe.

When asked by Deadline, if Murphy would be back in the new film, Murphy’s said:

“Yes, but in a surprising way and in a way that grows, let me put it that way. This is Danny at his best, combined with a very commercial genre, like we had with Edgar Wright and Baby Driver. Sometimes when you put a real signature director into a commercial arena, it elevates it.”

As Jim’s return opens the door to closure for fans left hanging by 28 Days Later’s cliffhanger ending, we can’t help but wonder about the fate of his beloved companions, Selena and Hannah. With Rothman hinting at Murphy’s pivotal role shaping the trilogy’s narrative, the suspense is palpable—especially with no confirmation yet on the return of key characters.

With whispers of Boyle’s mastery at play and Murphy’s star power soaring post-Oscar win, the stage is set for a heart-pounding, fear-inducing spectacle. As we eagerly await the horrors that await us in 28 Years Later, one thing is certain: Hilly Horror will be there every step of the way to guide you through this nightmare-inducing journey. Are you ready to face your fears once more? 💀🔪

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Hilly Horror

Hilly love of horror knows no bounds. As a massive fan of slasher and ghost films, she has watched all of the Wrong Turn and Paranormal Activity films. Now that’s bravery at a scale we can’t beat.

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