Resident Evil: Death Island Interview – Cast Thoughts on Uniting The Franchise’s 5 Favorite Characters

What the cast of 'Resident Evil: Death Island' thinks of finally uniting the franchises biggest characters
Resident Evil: Death Island

Resident Evil: Death Island, is out now and fans are in for an unprecedented treat. For the first time ever, beloved characters Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy, Clair Redfield, Chris Redfield, and Rebecca Chambers are coming together in a single storyline! Set against the backdrop of a zombie outbreak in San Francisco and a monstrous fish killing whales in the bay, the characters’ separate cases converge on Alcatraz Island, setting the stage for an epic showdown. The voice cast, featuring the talents of Matthew Mercer, Stephanie Panisello, Nicole Tompkins, and others, are as excited as the fans. We find out their thoughts in our exclusive interview.

Resident Evil: Death Island Interview w/ Matthew Mercer, Nicole Tompkins, and Stephanie Panisello

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For the first time in roughly 27 years of the RE Franchise, Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy, Clair Redfield, Chris Redfield, and Rebecca Chambers are together on our screens. Seeing these titans of the franchise team up is the superhero team-up moment fans have waited nearly three decades for. While it is undeniably momentous for us, it is equally grand for the actors behind the voices. Check out what they had to say about the iconic event.

Stephanie Panisello: It’s amazing.

Matthew Mercer: Momentous.

Stephanie Panisello: Yeah. Honestly, look, speechless.

Matthew Mercer: Literally, we’re stumbling.

Stephanie Panisello: It’s been so fun and honestly been fantastic to be able to have everyone together for the very first time. I feel like it’s something we’ve always wanted, right? And it’s something we hadn’t gotten just yet. And so to be able to see that and see how they interact and see who they tend to connect with within themselves and to see how they fight together and see how they respect one another and see how they pick on each other here or there like that is really beautiful to see. So for me, it’s been super exciting. It’s been something that I’ve always wanted.

Matthew Mercer: It’s an odd culmination of community in the sense that each one of them has suffered through their individual stories after all this time. And some of them have connected and found some kinship and like shared trauma on being like, we both survived some of the most ridiculous bullshit and now we know each other. And this is the moment where they all come together and like, oh, we’re legion.

Nicole Tompkins: We’re good at this. I mean, the fans have just waited, I think, so long to see it. We’ve waited so long to see it. And I think this film does a really wonderful job of bringing it together in a way where everyone still has a purpose, because I think sometimes it can be challenging to like bring all your favorites together. And so doing that in a way where like, yeah, great. We all know why they’re here and they all have really exciting and fun moments.

-Nicole Tompkins, Setphanie Panisello, Matthew Mercer, as Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil: Death Island

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Resident Evil: Death Island promises to be a thrilling ride, bringing together fan-favorite characters in a unique storyline that converges on Alcatraz Island. From our interview with Matthew Mercer, Stephanie Panisello, and Nicole Tompkins, it’s obvious the excitement is palpable. As the characters navigate through zombie outbreaks, monstrous fish, and a new T-Virus, they are set to face a new evil that awaits their arrival.

Prepare for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Resident Evil’s most thrilling adventure yet, as Resident Evil: Death Island is available now!

About Resident Evil: Death Island


Release Date: Juley 25, 2023
Director: Eiichiro Hasumi
Screenplay By: Makoto Fukami
Produced By: Hiroyasu Shinohara
Associate Producers: Masachika Kawata (Capcom), Takaki Okamoto (Capcom), Taki Enomoto (Capcom), Takahiro Suzuki, Atsushi Furuya
Voice Cast: Matthew Mercer, Stephanie Panisello, Kevin Dorman, Nicole Tompkins, Erin Cahill

In San Francisco, Jill Valentine is dealing with a zombie outbreak and a new T-Virus, Leon Kennedy is on the trail of a kidnapped DARPA scientist, and Claire Redfield is investigating a monstrous fish that is killing whales in the bay. Joined by Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers, they discover the trail of clues from their separate cases all converge on the same location, Alcatraz Island, where a new evil has taken residence and awaits their arrival.

Are you excited to see Jill Valentine, Leon Kennedy, Clair Redfield, Chris Redfield, and Rebecca Chambers share the screen? Is there another group of Resident Evil characters you would like to see unite? Did you already receive your copy of Resident Evil: Death Island? Let us know your thoughts and reactions on social media!

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Kevin Fenix

Kevin Fenix

Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | Creative/Content Director The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.