It appears that Sicario 2 is already being planned ahead of the wide release of Denis Villeneuve’s cartel thriller. According to a report from Variety, the sequel will turn the attention from Emily Blunt’s story line to focus on Benicio Del Toro’s character.
“Before the release of this movie, I was talking to Denis and I said what happened to this character?” said Patrick Wachsberger, co-chair of Black Label Media, with regards to Del Toro’s mysterious character. Black Label Media is co-financing Sicario along with Lionsgate, and clearly is interested in Sicario 2 down the road.
Writer Taylor Sheridan is front and center regarding the sequel, and Denis Villeneuve is not far away from the project either. However, it’s unclear whether or not he would return for Sicario 2. The first film, out in wide release October 2, is easily my most anticipated of the fall movie season. We’ll see if a sequel is truly a good idea.