Sicario was directed by Denis Villenueve, it was genuinely entertaining and a nail-biting thriller and with a brilliant star cast of Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin.
Villeneuve won’t be back to direct the sequel, which is called Soldado, In a new interview with Collider, Writer Sheridan spoke a bit about the upcoming follow-up, how it’s going to differ from the original, and confirmed the idea of a third movie in the series:
“[When the producers asked him about a sequel] I said, ‘Look you can’t really do a sequel, but I sure would love to see what happened if these guys didn’t have a chaperone.’ Because basically they’re operating within the United States, so I played with some actual laws that exist and found a way that they could operate more or less legally within the U.S. But they had a chaperone. What happens if they weren’t in the U.S. and they didn’t have a chaperone? How bad or good would that work out? You’ve seen Sicario, good isn’t going to factor into it too much.”
As far as what plot will include, Sheridan offered the following detail:
“I would say if Sicario is a film about the militarization of police and that blending over, this is removing the policing aspect from it.”
No word yet on a production start date for Soldado, but Sheridan said that this script is “ten times” more vicious than the first.