Sicario was one of 2015’s most enthralling films that kept viewers on the edge of their seats and left us breathless. The sequel titled Soldado (meaning Soldier) is seeing the return of some familiar faces and brings us back into the brutal world of drug cartels. Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (writer of Sicario) returns to pen this film along with Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin reprising their roles.
The story will focus on how drug cartels are trafficking terrorists across the U.S. border and how Matt Graver (Brolin) re-teams with Alejandro (Del Toro) to deal with the problem. The film’s supporting cast will include Catherine Keener (November Criminals), Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), Jeffrey Donovan (TV’s Shut Eye) and Matthew Modine (TV’s Stranger Things). Denis Villenevue (Director of Sicario) was unable to return to the director’s chair upon scheduling conflicts with Arrival and Blade Runner: 2049. Stefano Sollima (Suburra) has stepped in to direct the next chapter of a proposed trilogy. Emily Blunt (star of the Sicario) will also not be returning for the sequel which was announced a month after the release of Sicario.
Columbia Pictures will be distributing Soldado when it hits theaters on June 29, 2018. Summer just got more intense.
See the trailer below.