I didn’t hear too many positive things about the direct-to-video Starship Troopers sequel, Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, and it never interested me enough to check it out. However, I have to say that this new trailer for Starship Troopers 3: Marauder is pretty awesome, actually. It’s done in the style of those propaganda films that were featured quite often in Paul Verhoeven’s first movie, and the fact that Casper Van Dien is returning to the role of Johnny Rico does make it feel a lot more like a Starship Troopers flick.
The third installment will be another direct to DVD release, and it marks Starship Troopers/Robocop writer Ed Neumeier’s directorial debut. The other big selling point is that the movie co-stars Jolene Blalock of Enterprise fame. I think I might actually check this out. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder is currently slated for release on July 15th. You can watch the new trailer right now on YouTube (embedded below).