Mamoudou Athie Reveals What Happened Next

Mamoudou Athie getting off a helicopter

Mamoudou Athie in Jurassic World Dominion.
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Canceling a TV present is one factor. Canceling a TV present within the wake of an enormous, surprising cliffhanger is one thing else fully. That occurred just lately with the Netflix sci-fi thriller present Archive 81, and we requested the present’s star, Mamoudou Athie, what would have occurred subsequent. “I assume I can speak about it now,” the actor advised io9.

Athie is presently selling Jurassic World Dominion, the ultimate movie within the Jurassic Park saga, which can be out June 10, In it, he performs Ramsay Cole, the pinnacle of communications for an organization known as Biosyn, who performs a key position within the return of Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) into the franchise. In an interview with io9, he recalled seeing these characters, and the primary movie, as a younger baby.

“I keep in mind watching [Jurassic Park] in my mother and father’ basement and it was a particular expertise,” he mentioned. “I do not suppose anyone had seen something fairly prefer it earlier than. So I simply keep in mind falling in love [and] I used to be already an enormous dinosaur nerd on the time… It was simply the best factor and I believed they had been a number of the coolest characters.”

That have of encountering magic in a basement is just not not like that of Athie’s character in Archive 81, Dan Turner. A video archivist, he is employed for a profitable gig that entails touring to a distant location to revive a stack of fire-damaged videotapes. It is a job completely suited to his skills, till he turns into drawn into the time- and dimension-spanning occult thriller that emerges from these tapes. The primary season ended on a wild cliffhanger which we’ll spoil under, together with Athie’s response.

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Archive 81 ended with Dan discovering himself caught up to now. Particularly, 1994, quickly after the hearth which is the unique topic of the videotapes. “Poor man,” Athie mentioned. “Like, are you able to think about? Are you able to think about, And that is the top of your story? I actually cared about that character. It was an intense shoot, however I received actually connected to that character, Dan Turner. It was a particular expertise.”

As for what would have occurred subsequent, Athie revealed that Dan would have finally discovered his means residence. “He does get out,” he mentioned, “He does get out of the opposite world… and I feel the story received extra expansive and even crazier. However I assume we’ll by no means know.” Athie additionally revealed that whereas Dan’s return may recommend the present’s preliminary conceit surrounding the mysterious videotapes would now not have been an element, that is not truly the case. “Properly, as a result of, he is within the ’90s now and he has to get again,” he mentioned, “I feel there might need been a few of that, truly.”

Not that we’ll ever see, sadly. However you’ll be able to see Mamoudou Athie channel the ’90s on display screen subsequent month alongside Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, and Laura Dern in Jurassic World Dominion,


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