A producer may have assured us that 'Sicario' 3 is happening back in 2018, but are plans still the same?
Despite controversy and a call for a boycott from Ciudad Juárez, the action thriller 'Sicario' managed to grab a notable success when it was released in 2015. A sequel was delivered three years later, and its open-ending led us to believe that a third film is being planned. So what's the status of 'Sicario' 3? Is it happening? Here is what we know.
Back in 2018, 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' producer Trent Luckinbill confirmed to Screenrant that a third Sicario film is already in the works. Fortunately, Black Label Media, which will be producing Sicario: Capos, has shared that the movie will go into production in 2022.
As of this writing, there is no release date for the third installment of Sicario. However, since the film is supposed to start production in 2022, we can expect the film to decide on a release date sometime soon. There could be a possibility to see the film in 2024.
'Sicario' (Spanish for "Hitman) follows a principled FBI agent commissioned by a government task force to bring down the head of a ruthless and brutal Mexican drug cartel. The sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado' shifted focus from drugs to human trafficking, with Blunt out of the picture. The sequel's ending sees Alejandro survive a gunshot to the face from a neophyte gang member, Miguel, who was forced to shoot him. The final scene takes a time jump a year after the shooting incident, with the recovered Alejandro seemingly recruiting Miguel. The ending is setting up a potential apprentice relationship for the two for the next movie. Hence, it's likely that Sicario: Capos will pick up from where it left in the second installment. Moreover, Capos' literal translation in English is "bosses," which also indicates that Matt and Alejandro will face the toughest drug kingpins of their lifetime.
Benicio del Toro as former Mexican prosecutor turned assassin Alejandro Gillick, and Jeffrey Donovan, as Steve Forsing are expected to return for the third film. However, as of now, there is no confirmed news of what cast will appear in the upcoming film. Additionally, it would also be nice to explore the evolution of Emily Blunt's character (Kate) after the traumatic events of the original film.
There is no official trailer for Sicario: Capos. But here is Sicario 2's official trailer for you. We will immediately edit this page once we get more information.