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Sicario 3 Producers Confirm the Movie is Still Happening

Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, the producers of the Sicario films, bring positive news as they share that Sicario will return to the silver screen with the threequel.

What’s the 411?

  • Sicario producers mentioned that Sicario 3 is happening.
  • Benicio Del Toro is returning in the lead role in the third Sicario movie.
  • The script-writing will resume soon following the WGA strike that halted progress on script completion.
  • Sicario 2 director Stefano Sollima might not be directing Sicario 3.

Sicario 3 is Coming to the Big Screen

Fans are ecstatic over the news of the return of Sicario to screens. People who enjoyed Sicario and Sicario: Day of the Soldado had been waiting for Sicario 3 to see how the story progresses. Despite rumors about the cancelation of the second sequel, the positive news is a breeze of fresh air among the fans.

While the movie will take some time to release, it’s in the works now. So, get ready to experience the thrill and adventure!

Producer Erica Lee mentioned the script-writing, “When we can continue writing it. It was pencils down, but the idea is awesome.”

Furthermore, Basil Iwanyk said, “I can’t wait for Sicario 3. I could watch Benicio play that guy forever. I mean, I can watch Benicio in anything, but with that character, it doesn’t get old.”

The script-writing will commence again considering the recent agreement between the WGA and the AMPTP; previously, the WGA strike had halted progress on script completion.

Sicario 3’s working title is “Sicario: Capos,” which translates to “Hitman: Bosses.”

Sicario 3 Announcement: Producer Trent Luckinbill

Producer Trent Luckinbill had announced the third Sicario movie before releasing the second one. He said that Sicario 3 was “absolutely” going to happen.

However, Josh Brolin’s statements on Sicario 3 cast doubt on the sequel. He said, “Sicario 3, we’ve been trying to get that right and get that going, but why hasn’t it happened? How long can you wait? A tough movie to get made even though the two made money, and people are asking about it all the time.”

Sicario 1’s Debut

The first Sicario movie came out in 2015, with Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Daniel Kaluuya, and Emily Blunt in the main roles. Taylor Sheridan scripted this masterpiece directed by the wonderful Denis Villeneuve.

The director introduced the audience to a violent drug world revolving around revenge and hitmen. Benicio Del Toro played CIA agent Matt Graver, who was involved in the war on drugs at the U.S.-Mexico border. Meanwhile, Benicio Del Toro played Alejandro, a former Mexican prosecutor turned CIA-trained assassin after the cartel murdered his family. At the same time, Emily Blunt played an FBI agent assigned to bring down the leader of a powerful Mexican drug cartel.

The movie won Oscar nominations for Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound Editing at the 88th Academy Awards.

Sicario 2’s Hype

In 2018, Stefano Sollima directed the sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, starring Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin. Other cast members included Catherine Keener, Isabela Moner, and Shea Whigham. Alejandro’s (Benicio Del Toro) survival signaled toward more Sicario content, leading to the production of another sequel.

However, Sicario 2 director Stefano Sollima mentioned that he will not be directing Sicario 3. He shared, “I’d love to watch another chapter of Sicario, but it should be from a different director who has their specific style. You shouldn’t have more than one film from the same director. Then it would be too much like a real franchise.”

Sollima fans might be upset about having another director create the next movie. But producers are sure they will love this sequel as well.

Benicio Del Toro Returns as the Lead

Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee shared the news of Benicio Del Toro returning in the lead role in the second Sicario sequel.

Yet, so far, the producers have confirmed only Del Toro’s return as the main lead but have revealed no further information about the cast. The third movie will center on Benicio Del Toro’s character, Alejandro Gillick. However, Josh Brolin is also hopeful about the second sequel, as he has mentioned earlier.

“I just don’t know when we’ll do it. We may be 80. (laughs) But it’s very much at the forefront of all of our minds. It’s been written, and it’s been rewritten. So it’s out there. We think it deserves a third one if we can make it in the way that we want to make it. So don’t give up! (laughs)”

There is no information about the director or supporting cast yet; we will update you as soon as there’s more intel about it.

The stellar producer and lead of Sicario are busy giving phenomenal pieces of art until they start recording Sicario. Actor Benicio Del Toro starred in the crime thriller as Detective Tom Nicholas. It debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and was later released in the US on September 22, followed by Netflix on September 29. Moreover, Iwanyk’s most recent project, The Continental: From the World of John Wick, received global praise.

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