R.I.P.D. 2: RISE OF THE DAMNED - Universal Releases First Trailer & Poster For Long-Awaited Sequel

R.I.P.D. 2: RISE OF THE DAMNED - Universal Releases First Trailer & Poster For Long-Awaited Sequel

We first heard about this back in August, and Universal Pictures has now debuted the first trailer and poster for R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned, which is actually a prequel to the original classic.

By MarkCassidy - Oct 20, 2022 07:10 AM EST
Filed Under: R.I.P.D.

It may be a sequel nobody asked for to a movie no one liked, but R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned is on its way... whether a single soul has any interest in watching it or not!

We first learned that a sequel to 2013's supernatural sci-fi adventure R.I.P.D. was on the way back in August, and Universal Pictures (via SFFGazette.com) has now debuted the first trailer and poster for Rise of the Damned, which is set to hit Digital and Blu-ray on November 15.

You might be surprised to hear that original stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds did not reprise their roles, with Jeffrey Donovan. Richard Fleeshman, Jake Choi, Kerry Knuppe, and Stephanie Levi-John stepping in to play the leads.

The teaser reveals that this will actually be a prequel story, focusing on Sherriff Roy Pulsipher, the newest officer for the Rest In Peace Department, on a mission to stop a dangerous demon from opening a portal to the underworld.

To be fair, the brief promo doesn't actually look that bad (for a straight-to-DVD release, at least), but this is still a rather baffling move on the studio's part. Using an established property to launch a new instalment years after the fact can pay off, of course, but the first R.I.P.D. was a critical and commercial disaster, taking in just $78 million on a $130 million plus budget.

Check out the trailer and poster below, and let us know if you plan on giving this one a bash.

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Origame
Origame - 10/20/2022, 7:02 AM
Why is this straight to video cash grab garbage getting attention here? Must be a slow news day already.
dracula
dracula - 10/20/2022, 8:34 AM
@Origame - its based on a comic
Origame
Origame - 10/20/2022, 8:40 AM
@dracula - I'm not saying it's off topic. I'm saying inherently no one would care about it. Because it's a sequel (prequel but they're calling labeling it a sequel) to a movie no one cared about with the star power that made it even slightly relevant gone. And it's straight to video, the obvious sign of a film the studio doesn't even care about beyond a quick buck.
bs77
bs77 - 10/20/2022, 8:52 AM
@Origame - It's slightly more interesting than Josh's daily love letter to the She-Hulk series... just slightly
cyclopsprime
cyclopsprime - 10/20/2022, 8:57 AM
@Origame - r.i.p.d is a comic book
Origame
Origame - 10/20/2022, 9:15 AM
@bs77 - guess it is good by proxy.
Origame
Origame - 10/20/2022, 9:15 AM
@cyclopsprime - read the comment I left Dracula.
UniqNo
UniqNo - 10/20/2022, 7:06 AM
"Long Awaited Sequel"........?

GreedoSarducci
GreedoSarducci - 10/20/2022, 7:06 AM
"In the prequel to the 2013 blockbuster"

What 2013 blockbuster?
Shivermetimbers
Shivermetimbers - 10/20/2022, 11:41 AM
@GreedoSarducci - Pretty sure the whole headline is being cheeky.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 10/20/2022, 7:11 AM
Long-awaited? Lol

Anyway, I think it would be pretty funny if this is better than the 2013 movie.
Reeds2Much
Reeds2Much - 10/20/2022, 7:14 AM
Jeffrey Donovan doesn't rate a mention?
GhostDog
GhostDog - 10/20/2022, 7:19 AM
Jeffrey Donovan deserves better
cyclopsprime
cyclopsprime - 10/20/2022, 8:56 AM
@GhostDog - he really does
GhostDog
GhostDog - 10/20/2022, 9:16 AM
@cyclopsprime - such an underrated actor. Never got as much due as he should’ve post Burn Notice
Nightmare
Nightmare - 10/20/2022, 12:19 PM
@GhostDog - He was also in Blair Witch 2.

Man chose these roles.
GhostDog
GhostDog - 10/20/2022, 1:05 PM
@Nightmare - pre Burn Notice. Definitely the “need to pay my bills days, struggling actor days” I hope
2013venjix
2013venjix - 10/26/2022, 11:10 PM
@GhostDog - He does. Law and Order.
WruceBayne
WruceBayne - 10/20/2022, 7:29 AM
This looks like it was made by the SyFy channel
SKetCH
SKetCH - 10/20/2022, 7:39 AM
Hack writing... c'mon.
r1g0r
r1g0r - 10/20/2022, 7:40 AM
Meh.

As my son says: "WHO is asking for this?"
dragon316
dragon316 - 10/20/2022, 9:30 AM
@r1g0r - same people who ask for avatar two sequel
Origame
Origame - 10/20/2022, 9:56 AM
@dragon316 - I mean, they objectively can't since avatar 2 hasn't even released yet.
r1g0r
r1g0r - 10/20/2022, 10:34 AM
@dragon316 -

the punchline will be when it bombs the same way as the first (cost vs box office) and they try to justify making a 3rd.
tylerzero
tylerzero - 10/20/2022, 7:44 AM
"Rise of the..."

"The Last..."

"Fall of..."

etc.

99% of movies with these titles/subtitles suuuuuuuuuuuuck.
Reginator
Reginator - 10/20/2022, 7:57 AM
i saw the first one, wont make the same mistake on the second one.
KWilly
KWilly - 10/20/2022, 7:59 AM
There will be so many people who didn't even know there was a RIPD 1
elgaz
elgaz - 10/20/2022, 8:09 AM
Razzie.Incoming.Please.Duck.
TheBlueMorpho
TheBlueMorpho - 10/20/2022, 8:12 AM
"Long-Awaited Sequel"

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