It will be hard to top Sicario, but with Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro back in the mix, the sequel is an extremely intriguing proposition.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado reteams federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and the laser focused Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) in a new conflict. With drug trafficking terrorists traveling across the US Border, the pair attempt to figure out a plan to escalate the fight by kidnapping a kingpin’s daughter.
The twist is she is seen as collateral damage, and now Alejandro and Matt are turning that conflict towards each other. Taylor Sheridan (Wind River), who penned Sicario, also wrote the sequel’s screenplay, with Stefano Sollima (Suburra) taking on the directing duties (Dennis Villeneuve helmed the original).
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
The world building of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been unprecedented, as the 2008 success of Iron Man capped everything off until the inevitable confrontation with world destroyer Thanos (Josh Brolin). The aforementioned antagonist’s quest for the infinity gems comes to a head with Avengers: Infinity War, as he faces a slew of superheroes who attempt to stop his planned destruction of their planet. Whether it’s Spider-Man (Tom Holland) clinging on to what looks like an alien craft or Captain America (Chris Evans) trying out a new shield presumably designed by high tech folks at Wakanda, the Super Bowl teaser spot for Avengers: Infinity War was simply on point.
My personal favorite was seeing Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) casting a spell with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and his repulsors ready to provide back up. Check out the teaser trailer below and tell us what you think!
The biggest bait and switch behind 2015’s Sicario was the shift in narrative from FBI operative Kate Macer’s (Emily Blunt) point of view to the vengeance mission from Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro). Alejandro warned Kate that she is unfit to battle with an environment filled with wolves (aka the drug cartels) since she is too focused on the law.
But barring a surprise cameo, Blunt is not featured in Sicario 2: Soldado, which means the gloves are completely off. With federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), a man who doesn’t mind bending a few rules to dole out his brand of enforcement, and Alejandro reteaming to take down another group of terrorists, terrorists south of the U.S. border should be very concerned.
Sicario 2: Soldado, which is once again penned by Taylor Sheridan (Wind River), hits theaters June 29, 2018. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Josh Brolin stars in Only the Brave, the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and their attempts to contain the Yarnell Mountain fire in 2013. In honoring the lives of the firefighters (Brolin plays their superintendent Eric Marsh), it was important that every actor and crew member was giving it their all during production.
“It becomes a precarious thing and you start to do your research and you start to kind of formulate an opinion of who’s going to put themselves out there and who won’t. We got really really lucky with this film because there’s not one person who kind of came with any kind of entitlement problems or vanity or that type of thing,” said Brolin. “Everybody gave 1,000 percent and I rode them very hard and they were all game.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Brolin explain why he sees Only The Brave co-star Jeff Bridges as a mentor:
Only The Brave, co-starring Miles Teller and Taylor Kitsch, opens nationwide October 20.
After names such as Michael Shannon, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe and David Harbour were bandied about, the coveted role of Cable in Deadpool 2 has been cast with Josh Brolin landing the part. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brolin inked a deal for four films. The original film featured an add-on scene during the final credits that teased the arrival of the popular character. Production is expected to start in June.
Jude Law will star as the younger version of a beloved film character, as he’ll appear as young Albus Dumbledore in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Deadline reports that in the film, we get to see more of what the character’s life was like before he became the headmaster at Hogwart’s.
Don Cheadle has found his next passion project. The actor will star in and produce Prince of Darkness, a biopic of 19th Century millionaire Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s first black millionaire. Variety reports the film is being adapted from Shane White’s book of the same name, which follows Hamilton’s life as a larger-than-life businessman who purchased a mansion in New Jersey and owned railroad stock though he was not legally allowed to ride the train.
According to Tracking Board, a sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1988 comedy Coming to America is in the works at Paramount. Original writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield have reportedly inked deal to pen the new film as well.
The Manny is ready to hang out with some bad moms. Justin Hartley, star of NBC’s breakout hit This Is Us, has joined the cast for the Bad Moms sequel, Bad Moms Christmas. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn all return, and in the sequel Hartley plays a firefighter by day and erotic dancer by night who bonds with Hahn’s character.
Sly Stallone will return for a third Escape Plan film. The actor starred in the original film in 2013, while the second film is currently wrapping production.
Brett Ratner will reportedly oversee a film on the life of Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner. Deadline reports that RatPac Entertainment recently optioned the rights and Ratner will produce, while Hefner himself will be an executive producer.
According to Deadline, Robert Duvall has joined the cast of the Steve McQueen-directed film Widows. The heist-themed thriller also stars Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Michelle Rodriguez and others. The film centers on the widows for four armed bank robbers who were killed while robbing a bank. The widows unite after their deaths with the idea of finishing the job.
Filmmaker James Gray and Ethan Ross have reportedly co-written a film called Ad Astra that has attracted Brad Pitt as its potential star. Collider reports that the film centers on a slightly autistic engineer whose father left 20 years ago on a mission to Neptune in his youth in an attempt to find signs of extra-terrestrial life. Now, as an adult, the engineer sets out to travel the solar system trying to track down his father and learn why the system failed.
Melissa Leo has signed on to star in Always on My Mind. Deadline reports the movie from writer/director Chris D’Arienzo finds Leo as the wife of an Alzheimer’s-stricken music legend, who starts to uncover his shocking secret as he begins to deteriorate. The role of the rock star has yet to be cast.
The news is not good for the long gestating film Triple Frontier. Deadline reports that Paramount has backed off the film, while stars Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy have exited as well. The film was also set to star Moonlight Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Adria Arjona.