Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter film rolls ever-forward in the direction of its December thirtieth launch date, pushed up from a pushed again 2021 release date, and now we’re in the actual thick of the Hollywood promoting machine. So, lastly, the knowledge you needed: Sure, it’ll have Palicos. Sure, it’ll have the Meowscular Chef. The knowledge got here alongside a brand new trailer, above, an extension of the recent Diablos trailer that features a Rathalos for good measure.
Why then, you may ask, have we not seen trailers with lovely felines up to now? I do not know. Looks as if a good suggestion to press the film’s potential multi-generational household enchantment. Dunno.
In a panel at New York Comic Con this previous week, Anderson confirmed that the adorably anthropomorphized felines can be within the film. “You could not make a Monster Hunter film with out having a Palico in it,” he mentioned, “So we undoubtedly lean into the Palico.” The fan-beloved and inexplicably swole Palico known as Mewoscular Chef, from Monster Hunter World, will even be within the film. Anderson additionally implied that, per canon, the Meowscular Chef would be the ex-partner of The Admiral—performed by Ron Perlman—which really appears type of superior now that I say it out loud.
Additionally, apparently, Meowscular Chef will like Milla Jovovich’s character. Anderson described their relationship as “fairly flirtatious” and “actually fascinating” which I’m not emotionally nor mentally ready to touch upon.
I beforehand known as this film a “dumpster fireplace” however now it looks like perhaps it might be a humorous, schlocky-goodness dumpster fireplace. As at all times, I’ll proceed to submit about this film, even when they inform me to cease.