SICARIO sequel

Emily Blunt isn’t returning for the Sicario sequel, titled Soldado (translation: soldier). Kate Macer (Blunt) has an arc which is completed by the end of the film, but some people were still understandably disappointed we won’t see this world any longer through her eyes. With director Stefano Sollima‘s sequel, writer Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) wants to ask: Without a chaperone, how bad do Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) and Matt (Josh Brolin) get?

Below, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter discusses the Sicario sequel.

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avengers infinity war score

When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.

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Avengers Infinity War Set Photo - Thanos

Production on The Avengers: Infinity War won’t officially begin until November. However, directors Anthony & Joe Russo are already busy at work on pre-production. And to prove that they’re busy preparing to shoot the sequel (which is no longer the first chapter of a two-part sequel), they’ve posted a photo from the set to show their rehearsal time with Josh Brolin as the Mad Titan known as Thanos.

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Sicario 2 script

Denis Villeneuve isn’t directing the Sicario sequel, as he’s busy at the moment with Blade Runner 2. But screenwriter Taylor Sheridan did come back to pen the sequel, which will center around Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) and Matt Graver (Josh Brolin). Sheridan says he’s exploring similar ideas and themes, except on a larger scale.

Below, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan discusses Sicario 2.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Infinity Stones

The end credits for 2012’s The Avengers first introduced Thanos to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his quest to collect all the Infinity Stones will presumably come to a head with 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. But don’t look for him to make much progress in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Director James Gunn has stated, in no uncertain terms, that the Infinity Stones will not play a role in the upcoming sequel. Instead, as we saw in the Comic-Con footage, Star-Lord and company will have their hands full with the Ravagers, led by Taserface (Chris Sullivan), and the Sovereign, led by Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki).  Read More »

Josh Brolin Talks Avengers: Infinity War

Phase Three of Marvel’s cinematic universe only just kicked off earlier this summer with the arrival of Captain America: Civil War. That means we have two years and a handful of new Marvel movies before we get to see where all this is leading in The Avengers: Infinity War. The first part of the two-part sequel arrives in 2018 with the second part following in 2019. But Josh Brolin, the man who plays the mad titan Thanos, already knows the whole story.

In a new interview, Josh Brolin revealed that he has heard the entire story for The Avengers: Infinity War, and the good news is that he said he was “blown away” and he got “goose pimples” while listening to it unfold. Read More »

sicario sequel director

Sicario isn’t the kind of film that demands a sequel, but there’s no denying the horrifying allure of the world it depicts. Even when you’re disgusted by what’s on screen, you simply cannot look away. You’re drawn into the nightmare. The story of America’s war on drugs, and the story of how the drug trade has terrorized and decimated entire communities in Mexico, is bigger than a single movie.

So there’s plenty of material for a Sicario sequel to dive into and now that sequel has a title: Soldado, the Spanish word for soldier. It also has a new director, since Sicario‘s Denis Villeneuve has officially moved on.

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sicario 2

Sicario was one of 2015’s best quiet successes. Director Denis Villeneuve‘s drug war thriller never made a huge splash, but it made dozens of tiny splashes, impressing audiences and critics alike while flying under the radar. The film received enthusiastic reviews, nabbed three Oscar nominations, and grossed $80 million worldwide against a budget of only $30 million. /Film’s staff declared it the eleventh best film of 2015. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Now, producers Molly SmithTrent Luckinbill, and Thad Luckinbill have confirmed that a sequel is in development and that they expect original stars Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin to reprise their roles.

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brolin

With Tron 3 no longer in the works at Disney, Joseph Kosinski is moving on. As we reported a few short weeks ago, the Oblivion director is developing a movie actually set in the real world this time around. Kosinski will next helm No Exit, a true-life story starring Miles Teller and Josh Brolin.

Learn more about the drama below.

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hail caesar review

With Hail, Caesar!, Joel and Ethan Coen have crafted a movie that’s amusing but baffling, challenging but easygoing, and frivolous but about everything. It’s a film that wears its frustration on its sleeve like a badge of honor, inviting you to engage with it even as it tries to hard to keep you at a distance. It’s funny and sad, silly and serious. In other words, it’s a Coen brothers movie. We’re all probably going to like it a lot more in five years if we’re unsure about it now.

Now that Hail, Caesar! has been out for an entire weekend and you’ve had a chance to see it (because you definitely went out and saw the new Coen brothers film on its opening weekend, right?), let’s take this opportunity to explore how this Hollywood farce fits into the larger Coen canon. Like all of their films, this film reflects their larger worldview and shares ideas with some of their best work. Hail, Caesar!, halfway between Barton Fink and A Serious Man, a cousin of Inside Llewyn Davis and Miller’s Crossing, feels like it fills a specific gap in their overall filmography.

Naturally, spoilers lurk ahead.

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