Director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter film rolls ever-forward in the direction of its December 30th launch date, pushed up from a pushed again 2021 release date, and now we’re in the true thick of the Hollywood promoting machine. So, lastly, the data you wished: Sure, it is going to have Palicos. Sure, it is going to have the Meowscular Chef. The data 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 would possibly ask, have we not seen trailers with lovable felines up to now? I do not know. Looks as if a good suggestion to press the film’s potential multi-generational household attraction. Dunno.
In a panel at New York Comic Con this previous week, Anderson confirmed that the adorably anthropomorphized felines shall be within the film. “You could not make a Monster Hunter film with out having a Palico in it,” he stated, “So we undoubtedly lean into the Palico.” The fan-beloved and inexplicably swole Palico referred to as Mewoscular Chef, from Monster Hunter World, can 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 form of superior now that I say it out loud.
Additionally, apparently, Meowscular Chef will like Milla Jovovich’s character. Anderson described their relationship as “moderately flirtatious” and “actually attention-grabbing” which I’m not emotionally nor mentally ready to touch upon.
I beforehand referred to as this film a “dumpster fireplace” however now it looks as if possibly it may very well be a humorous, schlocky-goodness dumpster fireplace. As all the time, I’ll proceed to put up about this film, even when they inform me to cease.