Your time is up!
~ Willard Hobbes to Ray Breslin

Warden Willard Hobbes is the main antagonist in the 2013 film Escape Plan.

He is portrayed by Jim Caviezel.


Hobbes is the warden of the Tomb, a large hidden prison located within a huge oil tanker far out to sea. He is a cold, menacing authority figure who cares little for the welfare of his inmates, and he enjoys seeing his prisoners being tortured and abused. Hobbes is unaware of the true identity of a man named Ray Breslin, whose job is to test the efficiency of prisons by escaping from them. Posing as an inmate named Anthony Portos, Breslin quickly learns that something isn't right and tries to convince Hobbes of who he really is, but Hobbes refuses to let him leave. From that moment on, Hobbes and his right-hand man, Drake, make Breslin's life in the Tomb a living hell.

Back in Hobbes' office, the warden speaks on the phone to an unknown party who reveals that Portos is actually the famed prison-escapee Ray Breslin. The speaker is revealed to be Lester Clark, Breslin's former boss, who tells Hobbes that he can keep Breslin in the prison for the rest of his life. Hobbes summons Breslin to his office and reveals that he now knows his true identity, and boasts that he designed his inescapable prison after reading Breslin's own published book about escaping prisons. However, with the help of a fellow inmate named Emil Rottmayer, Breslin concocts a plan to ultimately escape from the Tomb. During the climax, Hobbes prepares to prevent Breslin, Rottmayer and another inmate named Javed from escaping the Tomb and fatally shoots Javed. On top of the tanker, Rottmayer boards a helicopter that was summoned to him by his own people, then kills a large number of Hobbes' armed guards. After killing Drake, Breslin is picked up by the helicopter until Hobbes arrives and starts shooting at them. Breslin finally kills Hobbes by shooting at a group of oil barrels directly beneath him, blowing them up and incinerating him.

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