While it was assumed in Piranha 3D that Ving Rhames’ character Deputy Fallon bit the dust, rumors arose today that he may just be returning for the sequel Piranha 3DD– in other words, he may not have become the fish bait we all originally thought. Naturally, I made sure to ask the actor about this at the press junket for his latest film, Death Race 2. Here’s what he had to say about the possibility.
“They’re talking about [it], because you don’t necessarily see me die – and even though I’m not in the film that much, people responded to my character,” Rhames told me. “So that’s why they’re talking about doing something. But I think they’re writing it as we speak.”
Unless they’re planning on bringing Rhames back as a ghost, then, it looks like we’ll very likely get to see the bad-ass deputy back in action in Piranha 3DD. Given the copious amounts of naked female flesh the actor had the privilege of ogling in the first movie, I’d say he probably doesn’t mind too much.
John Gulager directs from a screenplay by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. Dimension is aiming to reopen the beach on September 16, 2011.