RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION – Johann Urb Confirmed as Leon Kennedy

Twitter junkie Milla Jovovich reveals who will play fan favourite.

Milla Jovovich has confirmed that Estonian actor Johann Urb (‘2012,’ ‘Zoolander,’ ‘A Little Bit of Heaven’) is to play Leon Kennedy in ‘Resident Evil: Retribution,’ the fifth outing of the videogame adaptation. The actress confirmed the casting following her tweets of the cast at their first read through of the script.

“if u checked out my vid yesterday from the table reading u wld hve noticed Johann Urb! He is our Leon Kennedy n looks jst like him BTW!!”


A fan-favorite, Leon Kennedy first appeared in ‘Resident Evil 2’ as a rookie cop working for the Raccoon City Police Department. The character became the main protagonist for ‘Resident Evil 4,’ returning as a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. Kennedy has also appeared in ‘Resident Evil Gaiden’ and ‘Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles.’

Along with Jovovich and Urb, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’ co-stars Boris Kodjoe, Shawn Roberts, Kevin Durand, Oded Fehr, Michelle Rodriguez, Sienna Guillory, and Colin Salmon. Paul W.S. Anderson is back in the director’s chair, with production set to kick off next month.