A while back Gareth Evans said he’d no intentions of making a third Raid movie. He said that too much time had passed and his interests have moved on to other things.
Now Evans has revealed what the story for The Raid 3 would have been. Speaking to JoBlo, Evans revealed that The Raid 3would have been more about the gangs rather than Iko Uwais’ character, Rama:
I knew what I wanted to do with The Raid 3, I knew what that story was going to be. If I was ever going to make it, it really had to have happened after we made The Raid 2. The storyline was going to pick up – I’ll give you a little bit of it – if you were watching The Raid 2 and rewound from the ending about 15-20 minutes back to when Goto gives instructions to his right-hand man to go kill the police, kill the politicians, ‘kill everyone that we work with, we’re going to start fresh,’ that was going to be the first scene of The Raid 3. It was going to be more about the yakuza than it was going to be about Rama; Rama was not really going to feature in that storyline much at all, it was going to be about the bosses in Japan realizing that someone in Jakarta that represented them started to fuck with the politicians and the police in a country they don’t belong in. It was going to be the fallout from that.”
His new movie, Apostle, arrives on Netflix on October 12th.