A few years ago we got a RoboCop reboot with charisma void Joel Kinnaman, and it came and went without so much as a whisper across the pop culture landscape. So it makes sense then, since franchises never ever go away anymore, that MGM would want another shot at bringing the chrome cop back to the big screen in a RoboCop sequel.
This time around, creator Ed Neumeier wants to make a sequel to the original 1987 movie, possibly ignoring the existence of Robocop 2 (bad idea) and 3 (good idea). Here’s what he said to Zeitgeist Magazine:
“We’re not supposed to say too much. There’s been a bunch of other ‘RoboCop’ movies and there was recently a remake and I would say this would be kind of going back to the old ‘RoboCop’ we all love and starting there and going forward. So it’s a continuation really of the first movie. In my mind. So it’s a little bit more of the old school thing.”
See how he’s reminding us all there was a remake back in 2014? Nobody remembers that shit.
As for this sequel, it sounds like a bad idea just like the new James Cameron-produced Terminator movie sounds terrible. We can’t let things go, so now I suppose they will try and get 71-year old Peter Weller to stomp around in the suit? Probably not, but it would be fascinating to see.
You know what else isn’t happening? Paul Verhoeven isn’t coming back to direct this, so let’s just not do it and say we did.