Meet Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City's Leon In New Video

Get a closer look at Leon in the upcoming movie.

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There's no haircut in the Resident Evil series more iconic than Leon's long hair with a part slightly to his left, which was much shorter in RE2. And because we'll get to see Leon on the big screen when Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hits theaters on November 24, GameSpot has a closer look at the character.

Of course, the big screen version of Mr. Kennedy doesn't look identical to his video game-counterpart, and that's fine. The core of the character is still there as an officer of the RCPD. Watch the new video below to learn more about Leon.

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"Leon's an action hero, but we really wanted to go back to the original second game, where he's quite a nerdy, reluctant hero," said director Johannes Roberts. "It was really important to cast the actor that could bring Leon Kennedy to life. We did not want someone that looked identical to the games, but had no emotional connection… Throughout the movie we see Leon become the character that gamers will recognize."

"The fans around going to be happy with this movie because it's pulling very much from the games," said Avan Jogia.

The film stars Kaya Scodelario (Crawl, The Maze Runner) as Claire Redield, Robbie Amell (Upload) as Chris Redield, Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) as Jill Valentine, Neal McDonough (The Flash) as William Birkin, and Tom Hopper (Black Sails) as Albert Wesker. Roberts has written and directed the film. If you missed them, you can look at the videos for Claire Redfield and Chris Redfield.

Recently, a trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City was released for the upcoming November film, and it shows it's pretty faithful to the video game series. You can also check out our trailer breakdown as well.

There's also a Netflix live-action TV series on the way. The show takes place in the future and follows the teenage daughters of Albert Wesker. So far, the only thing that's been released are photos of the cast.

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