sicario 3

Looks like the next Sicario film will need a new director. Stefano Sollima helmed the recently-released sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado, taking over for original Sicario director Denis Villeneuve. But Sollima says he won’t return for Sicario 3. Will Villeneuve come back to finish what he started, or will the franchise pass into new hands once again?

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Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull

In this edition of sequel bits:

  • Don’t expect to see Super Size Me 2 anytime soon (even though one of the film’s subjects would like you to).
  • J.A. Bayona reveals why he dropped out of World War Z 2.
  • Terry Crews says he won’t be in Expendables 4 due to threats from the film’s producer.
  • Natalie Portman is down for a V for Vendetta sequel.
  • Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy announce It Chapter 2 production.
  • A new poster for The First Purge.
  • The Sicario 2 director reveals why he didn’t consult with Sicario director Denis Villeneuve.
  • Jon Kasdan confirms he’s writing Indiana Jones 5.
  • Platinum Dunes insists they want to make more Friday the 13th films.
  • Jumanji 3 will probably begin filming next year.

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day of the soldado spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Sicario: Day of the Soldado.)

Did you remember to send a card to your parents for The Day of the Soldado? Did you take advantage of Amazon’s Day of the Soldado Cyber Monday Sale? I sure hope so, because Sicario: The Day of the Soldado has come and gone. And now we have to talk about it. For reasons beyond mortal comprehension, someone, somewhere, said, “What if we made a sequel to 2015’s Sicario, but got rid of all the good stuff?”

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Sicario 2 Director Interview

Sicario: Day of the Soldado began its life as a spin-off of the acclaimed hit Sicario. With only Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin returning from the first movie, it didn’t seem like a sequel without Emily Blunt. But the Sicario name is strong enough that the film is being positioned as a proper sequel.

Alejandro (del Toro) gets called back into action to help Graver (Brolin) go after the Mexican drug cartels. They kidnap Isabel Reyes (Isabela Moner), the daughter of a kingpin, but things don’t go exactly as planned south of the border.

Italian director Stefano Sollima makes his Hollywood debut with Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Sollima is also attached to the feature film adaptation of the Call of Duty video game series. He spoke with /Film in Los Angeles about the Sicario sequel and his upcoming projects. Sicario: Day of the Soldado opens today.

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado Review

In some alternate universe, there is a version of The Revenant that stars Benicio Del Toro. It’s easy to picture while watching Sicario: Day of the Soldado. As Alejandro, the near-superhuman hitman introduced in the first Sicario (2015), cuts a swath of destruction through Mexico, he faces greater and bloodier odds, to the point that it becomes almost laughable. That isn’t a bad thing in and of itself; the problem is that this is a Sicario that wants to be a Logan. Unfortunately, superimposing Western tropes and a sudden heart-of-gold narrative onto a film that doesn’t really fit into those constraints — and doesn’t benefit from them, either — is a losing game.

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Denis Villeneuve Sicario 2 review

Sicario filmmaker Denis Villeneuve didn’t return to helm the sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado, but he still has plenty to say about the film. In fact, Villeneuve loves the sequel, and offered up a rave review for Stefano Sollima‘s upcoming film.

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sicario day of the soldado early buzz

The announcement of a Sicario sequel was met with some raised eyebrows. How do you follow up Denis Villeneuve‘s powerful, gripping drama about the escalating war on drugs – and do so without the return of Villeneuve, cinematographer Roger Deakins, or star Emily Blunt? Early marketing for Sicario: Day of the Soldado was a bit confused as well, with some trailers suggesting that it was a morally gray prestige thriller in the vein of the first film while others showcased a bombastic action movie.

Fans were understandably skeptical about the sequel directed by Stefano Sollima, but the Sicario Day of the Soldado early buzz proves that their worries were unfounded. Here are what critics have to say about the new movie.

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Sicario Day of the Soldado clip

Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the sequel to the anxiety-inducing Sicario, is one of the summer’s dark horse films. No one was asking for a sequel to Sicario, but maybe it’ll turn out to be an entertaining surprise.  At the very least, this new Sicario: Day of the Soldado clip indicates the film will have plenty of intense moments. Watch it below.

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Sicario Day of the Soldado trailer

The final Sicario: Day of the Soldado trailer is here, and it leans heavily on action. There’s shootouts galore, with the gunfights timed to the beat of the soundtrack. Watch the trailer below.

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Sicario Day of the Soldado Trailer

The Sicario sequel has a new trailer, and a new title to match. Sicario: Day of the Soldado continues the story of Denis Villeneuve’s intense 2015 drug cartel drama. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return, while Emily Blunt decides to sit this one out. Watch the Sicario Day of the Soldado trailer below.

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