Rico's Rough Necks, Where Are They Now? Starship Troopers: Invasion takes place 10 years after the original

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Feast your eyes on the crazy CG trailer for Starship Troopers: Invasion. Set ten years after the original Starship Troopers, this move gets the bug-killing band back together again. Mind reading Carl, cruel Carmen and the newly scarred Rico return to save each other from a whole army of brand new bugs. The best part of this trailer? You can hear soldiers cursing at the bugs, and cussing animated characters will never cease to be funny.

"Come on you apes! You wanna live forever?"


According to Starship Troopers Tumblr, this is the face of future Carl.


This is future Carmen, and the scarred fellow is future Rico.

They also have a few details on the plot:

Carmen Ibanez, who flew the Rodger Young in the first movie, is now captain of the John A. Warden... Carl Jenkins, now Minister of Paranormal Warfare, takes over the John A. Warden for a deep space experiment – leaving Carmen livid and ship-less. Carl brushes off her vehement objections and disappears with the ship off into the vast nebula. When Carl and the ship go radio-silent, guess who orders a rescue mission? Yep…it's big-time general/war-hero Johnny Rico.

As our film is set almost 10 years after the first movie, the big 3 are now in their mid 30's and have somehow kept their relationships in tact despite deployments millions of miles apart. You will see their fragile yet strangely resilient relationship evolve in this movie, especially with Rico still a little soft on Carmen…and a familiar uncertainty about whether Carmen still reciprocates those feelings. We definitely paid homage to the original movie (in all sorts of ways), so we can't wait to see how fans of the original respond to an awesome mix of nostalgia and "franchise update."


While there's no official release date set, we're betting it comes out right around Comic-Con time.