‘Escape Room: Event of Champions’ was stuffed with twists and turns. Logan Miller spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL a few doable ‘Escape Room 3,’ what you didn’t see within the film, and that terrifying drowning sequence.
Simply if you thought Ben was down for the rely in Escape Room: Event of Champions, the survivor stored on preventing. Logan Miller reprised the position of Ben Miller within the Escape Room sequel, which is now in theaters. Logan starred alongside Taylor Russell, Holland Roden, Indya Moore, and extra.
HollywoodLife received the possibility to talk EXCLUSIVELY with Logan all about Escape Room 2. He revealed that one other scene was really shot first that exposed what occurred to Ben beneath the sand. He additionally weighed in on Nathan’s destiny and the way forward for Ben and Zoey. If there may be an Escape Room 3, Logan stated it’s time for Zoey and Ben to go full John McClane on Minos.
One of many large twists within the film is that we predict Ben is useless after he disappears into the sand throughout one of many escape rooms. Fortunately, he seems to be alive. Have been you advised forward of time that Ben was really alive?
Logan Miller: Properly, type of the theme that comes all through the entire second one is, in case you didn’t see it, it didn’t occur. There’s a few different conditions the place that occurs however each time that you just don’t see one thing, you’re unsure if one thing has occurred or not. And there’s all the time that component of shock and Minos retains you guessing alongside the way in which. What was humorous too about what occurs to Ben on the opposite facet of the sand was a giant query of what we had been going to do. Actually, there was one thing shot that was fully totally different from what you really see on the display screen. The primary state of affairs was Ben was thrown right into a sauna. He was thrown into this torturous sauna that introduced him to such excessive temperatures that his face and physique had been virtually melting. However that doesn’t bode too nicely for the subsequent chapter, so I feel we retooled and finessed and determined a component of drowning could be extra acceptable.
Bouncing off the “in case you didn’t see, it didn’t occur” logic, we didn’t see Nathan once more. Was that mentioned? Is he alive?
Logan Miller: Once more, that’s open for interpretation. We’ll see what occurs on the opposite facet of it as a result of, as you possibly can inform now with these characters which may go away us, we don’t know what occurs to them ultimately. Perhaps Minos is utilizing them as pawns and instruments, and so they’re utilizing them as bait for perhaps any person else to return into these rooms and save their family members or deliver any person else that’s looking for them who’s smarter and extra agile to problem the sport all of the extra. I hope and pray that Nathan comes again. He was a form soul. He was a bit of little bit of a drunk, however all of us make our errors in life.
I used to be fairly shocked to see Deborah Ann Woll’s Amanda Harper again. Have been you shocked as nicely?
Logan Miller: I’ll say there was a totally totally different storyline once we had been taking pictures this film, after which we went into the edit, no matter was being advised was not fully working for the take a look at audiences that noticed it. So we put our minds collectively and, within the midst of the pandemic, all people type of collaborated to say what’s the perfect factor that we will do to make this chapter pop. We did this three-week reshoot in Budapest the place we modified numerous components and bringing Deborah Ann Woll into it was a kind of added components that I feel is admittedly enjoyable and nice for the followers of the primary one. It’s nice as a result of we all know she’s alive. Nonetheless, she’s been manipulated and tortured into working for Minos. Everybody turns into type of a lab rat, and on the finish, we will’t take it anymore. We wish to attempt to beat them at their very own recreation, however that doesn’t fairly occur on the airplane.
Zoey and Ben are very a lot on the coronary heart of this film. What are your ideas on their relationship? Do you assume they may make a romantic relationship work?
Logan Miller: I positively assume that Ben has a real love for Zoey in a friendship manner but additionally probably in a romantic manner. We perhaps discover that a bit of bit within the film, however then it will get to a degree the place we get thrown into the lion’s den fairly quickly, so there isn’t actually a lot area to discover that. Perhaps there shall be in a second one if we make it off that rattling airplane. I feel the great factor is their bond could be very tight. After they had been within the trenches collectively, they’ve that courtship of simply realizing what to do in these sure circumstances. They’ve a little bit of a shorthand if you’ll, and in the event that they didn’t have one another, I feel that it will really result in each of their demises. This duality is essential within the teamwork side of that. And, hey, if we get off that rattling airplane, what else is there to do than make out?
What was the drowning scene like for you? How did you movie that?
Logan Miller: It’s actually arduous to faux drowning as a result of the component of water is tough for a CGI staff, I’m positive, so they simply determined to throw me in a giant ass tank and simply pumped me stuffed with water. It’s arduous to faux the water after which it’s arduous to faux the drowning. We took each security precaution we might. However on the finish of the day, I’m gasping for air, I’m ensuring that I’m making an attempt to outlive whereas roaming by all of that. It does mess along with your psyche in a manner. I’d say that one was positively probably the most torturous. I’ve advised many individuals this: I do know that I’m in a film, however my physique doesn’t know that I’m in a film. My physique was reacting the way in which that it will if it was in a state of affairs of drowning. The adrenaline’s there, I really feel like I’m dropping my breath and stuff, after which when you get out of it, it’s identical to pure exhaustion, muscular tissues aching and stuff. Thank God that we had some good massages afterward as a result of my physique desperately wanted it.
I couldn’t think about even treading water for 5 minutes. I’d be so exhausted.
Logan Miller: Hey, it helped me drop extra pounds because of the stress and the survival. I imply, after I did the second I feel I misplaced like 10 kilos. This can be a nice train and food plan for anyone — simply get tortured for 3 months.
The ending of the sequel leaves issues broad open for a 3rd film. Has that been mentioned but?
Logan Miller: Once more, I feel that we don’t wish to put the cart earlier than the horse as a result of it’s a state of affairs of we wish to be there for the viewers, however we’re not going to push one thing if folks don’t reply nicely. We wish to positively see how folks reply to the second, after which we’ll have the dialog from there. I hope that when Ben and Zoey get themselves out of this airplane state of affairs that it’s no extra Mr. Good Man. We’re so jaded and disgruntled that it’s time to go John McClane. They’ll most likely go right into a state of affairs the place they’re going to get some new folks and a few outdated blood perhaps on the similar time. I wish to be behind the scenes, and I wish to be in these air vents saying “yippee-ki-yay motherf**ker” and taking them down.
Escape Room: Event of Champions reunited you and Taylor Russell. What has it been prefer to be on this journey collectively?
Logan Miller: She’s among the best companions to have on this loopy second. She’s a really wonderful skilled, all the time on high of it, all the time keen to collaborate and speak by something. That’s simply made it all of the extra enjoyable. We’ve received the entire struggle tales to inform now. We might step again and take a look at the craziness that’s our careers and it’s nice. When you’ve achieved an Escape Room film it’s like a tattoo. It’s a bond. It’s one thing that you just’ll all the time share collectively. Taylor is the perfect one to have there so far as that partnership and making these motion pictures.