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Posted on: June 3rd, 2024

From the day the project was first being discussed, speculation has been rampant as to whether Cillian Murphy will reprise his role from 28 Days Later in the upcoming sequel.

We know Murphy is on-board as an executive producer, but the actor has remained tight-lipped on if he’ll return as Jim. Fans are eager to see what the character will be up to almost three decades later… And now, it looks like we have confirmation of Murphy’s on-screen return.

When asked point-blank if Murphy is set to film any scenes for 28 Years Later, Sony Pictures chairman Tim Rothman confirmed Murphy’s involvement.

“Yes,” Rothman confirmed, before cryptically adding, “but in a surprising way and in a way that grows, let me put it that way.”

Speculation is intense as to just what this “surprising way” will be… Will Murphy be relegated to a cameo that picks up in the planned sequels? Or will Murphy return as a member of “the infected?”

The mystery just adds another layer of interest to a project that is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated of 2025. 28 Years Later will star Jodie Comer, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Jack O’Connell, with Danny Boyle returning to direct.

The film is set to be the first chapter in a brand-new trilogy, with Candyman’s Nia Da Costa eyed to direct the next instalment.

28 Years Later will release on June 20th 2025, and shooting is expected to begin soon.

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