Sicario: Studio Set To Attach Director and Official Title Announced For Sequel


Film News - Sicario - Studio Set To Attach Director And Official Title Announced For SequelThe Hollywood Reporter and Deadline have reported that the Sicario sequel will be called Soldado and Lionsgate is in talks with Stefano Sollima to direct the film.

 

While both reports state that Emily Blunt’s character won’t be returning in Soldado (Spanish word for solider), the sequel will focus on Benicio Del Toro’s Alejandro Gillick and Josh Brolin’s CIA Agent Matt Graver that will focus on them being concerned with what is being smuggled across the border between Mexico and the U.S in the tunnels, from drugs, to illegal immigrants and even terrorists. The script has once again been penned by Taylor Sheridan, who wrote the original, and has been very well received by the studio.

 

While the hope for Denis Villenueve to return to directing duties after Sicario didn’t come to fruition, it was expected by a few that Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier would be the frontrunner, now the man behind the Gomorrah television series (which I enjoy a lot more than the 2008 film) looks set to be the official director for Soldado. The sequel is being produced by Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk, Black Label Media’s Molly Smith, Thad and Trent Luckinbill and Edward McDonnell. Sources claim that production is planned to begin in the fall if Sollima signs on to direct.

 

I’m glad that Emily Blunt isn’t returning, not that she didn’t give a great performance in Sicario, it just makes sense for her character arc that she doesn’t return for Soldado. I’m also glad that we get to focus more on Del Toro’s Alejandro and I wonder if we get a glimpse to how he and Brolin’s Matt Graver’s relationship started out whilst taking place in the present day? Sicario is one of my favourite films of this decade let alone last year, so I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more news about Soldado.

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