Sicario 3 was originally confirmed back in 2018 because the critically acclaimed hit drama was buzzing during the Academy Awards and the Bafta! Since 2018, there have been a few years of radio silence but new reports indicate production is coming soon as the production team has been confirmed. Denis Villeneuve might come back again for the third time but Black Label Media is definitely confirmed as the producer. Speaking of the creator, Taylor Sheridan is a genius who wrote Yellowstone and writes border and racial differences expertly producing the original Sicario (meaning “hitman” in Spanish), a tense thriller about FBI agent Kate Mercer (Emily Blunt) joining a mysterious task force led by a CIA agent (Josh Brolin). Before she can blink, the diligent Kate is suddenly drawn into a deadly battle against the Mexican cartels where nothing is as it seems and her team’s tactics seem highly questionable. Taylor is a genius at writing about a suffocating atmosphere and Villeneuve’s brilliant direction makes us excited again for the Sicario 3 also known as the third installment.
Sicario 3 Movie Doubts And Questions, Answered!
Sicario 1 (2015) Facts
When ‘Sicario’ was released in 2015, it made a lot of noise in the critical arena and that was also reflected in its performance at the box office. But when you think about the director behind the project, there is nothing to be surprised about the success of the film. Denis Villeneuve’s impressive filmography speaks for itself as it was one of the most anticipated films of the fall of 2015. The story tells of the FBI agent Kate Macy (Emily Blunt), who is sent abroad in the dangerous areas of Mexico, where his unit is dedicated to a drug lord issue.
The first film had lead actress, Emily Blunt, who added a very different atmosphere to the first movie with her beauty and acting. Sicario 1 (2015) was a box office success and received three Oscar nominations. The second installment was generally only slightly less appreciated by critics, although it was certainly not a commercial failure.
“We were so excited by how people reacted to the first one, and we felt justified in doing the second one because we loved it,” producer Trent Luckinbill told Screen Rant. “We are probably the biggest fans of the film. And that’s how we feel now. I feel like the second one lived up to expectations.”
Sicario 2 (Day of the Soldado) Facts
The Stefano Sollima directed sequel was released on Digital HD on September 18 and on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 2. An exclusive behind-the-scenes clip is included in the home video release that you can check out below:
The sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario finds Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin reprising their roles in a story that delves into the ruthless underworld of the drug war. Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan, who wrote Sicario 1, returned to write the screenplay for Sicario 2 (Day of the Soldado). The supporting cast includes Jeffrey Donovan, Elijah Rodríguez, Isabela Moner, and Catherine Keener.
Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD bonus features include three behind-the-scenes features which delve into why this second chapter needed to be told; ‘An Act of War: Making Sicario: Day of the Solado’ chronicles Sollima’s vision of the film and the real-world connections; and “The Assassin and the Soldier: The Cast and Characters” find del Toro and Brolin leading a conversation about how their characters evolved in addition to looking at the supporting cast.
Sicario 3: (Sicario Capos) Facts
Sicario 3 is set to complete the “anthology trilogy.” According to Stefano Sollima’s statement in 2018, it is said that this movie can be considered as a trilogy and that each movie is handled with a separate story.
As we know legendary director Denis Villeneuve’s hit drama came out of nowhere but has already spawned two sequels. The only issue is that the last one has yet to be released. The first, from 2015, tells the story of an idealistic FBI agent (played by the beautiful Emily Blunt) who is recruited by a government task force to help escalate the war on drugs on the Mexican-American border.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the film’s hard-hitting 2018 sequel continues the border drug war, which has escalated since cartels began smuggling terrorists across the US border. Federal Agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) should once again team up with the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) to fight this war for the third time. Will this be the case again in Sicario 3 also known as the third installment?
The third project, which would complete what the producers called an “anthology trilogy”, is not yet complete. With Sicario Capos – the presumed title of the third film – speculation is rife over who will return behind and in front of the camera.
When will Sicario: Capos be in theaters?
Sicario: Capos is produced by Black Label Media, which has confirmed that filming will begin in late 2022. It’s, therefore, possible that we won’t see a finished film until around September or October. Given the mixed reception of the second installment, the studio could be extra careful about the next installment.
Why is the hitman character Alejandro so dark?
In September 2015, it was reported that Lionsgate is considering a sequel to Sicario, then just released in the United States, centered on the character of hitman Alejandro, played by Benicio del Toro. One of the producers, Trent Luckinbill, explains the appeal of Alejandro’s character: “We have such a strong character with Benicio, as dark as possible and yet very much appreciated. It resonates with the public. People want to know what will happen to him. This is a very good avenue to explore, for us.
Based on this, Taylor Sheridan who is the screenwriter for the movie, and director Denis Villeneuve were then attached to the project. Then in June 2016, the Italian Stefano Sollima was confirmed as director.
Why didn’t Emily Blunt return in Sicario 2?
Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Jeffrey Donovan were three cast members who reprise their respective roles from the first film. However, Emily Blunt was originally confirmed to reprise her role as Kate Macer which was ultimately not included in the script.
Back in November 2016, the screenwriter explained why: “it was my decision, and one day I will have to talk to her about it. Her story was over…I couldn’t find a way to write her character in a way that would do her acting justice. So I was questioning what to do next? She moves to a small town, becomes the sheriff, gets kidnapped and you have Taken!
By October 2016, Catherine Keener joined the cast instead.
Who are the returning cast of actors?
No definitive cast has been revealed for Sicario Part 3, but producer Molly Smith confirmed to Deadline that Black Label is looking to bring del Toro back into the cast. Brolin and supporting cast member Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) (Fargo season 2) are also expected to return for the third movie, but nothing is finalized.
Given the waning interest in Sicario 2, it looks like Emily Blunt’s Kate is also a must-have for a trilogy, and an exploration of how she evolved following the traumatic events of the original film could be excellent material for a new film. Reports indicate that the producers of the series are interested in bringing Blunt back to the world of Sicario because Blunt’s hero persona is also key to the conclusion of the trilogy. Exploring how she evolved after the traumatic events of the original film would be great for the new film.
Although Day of the Soldado received its share of positive reviews, Blunt’s absence was strongly felt, and the film is generally considered less narratively interesting than the original. Reports suggest the show’s producers are interested in bringing Blunt back to the world of Sicario, but it’s hard to say if they’ll make it happen given how busy the actress is.
Who will direct the film Sicario 3?
Will Villeneuve take over the direction of the film for Sicario 3? According to producer Ed McDonnell, the trilogy director D Villeneuve is keen to return. “[Villeneuve] wished he was free [for Sicario 2] and the both of us even discussed maybe coming back for a third installment, if there is one,” McDonnell told Empire. He said, “If I was available, I would direct this movie tomorrow.” But we always knew Villeneuve would be in the middle of filming Blade Runner when the script started to take shape.”
Meanwhile, Sicario 2 director Stefano Sollima made it clear as early as 2018 that he wouldn’t be returning for a third installment. “Every movie in the series should be a standalone that stays in the same world,” he told Variety at the time. “I would love to have another chapter of Sicario, but it would not come from me but another director with his own style. There shouldn’t be any other films by the same director. Then it would look too much like a real franchise.”
What will be the story of Sicario 3?
Ahead of the release of Day Of The Soldado, producer Trent Luckinbill confirmed that a third Sicario was indeed in the works. The story would most likely be a sequel to the ending of Sicario 2, in which Alejandro (del Toro) survived being shot by a young gang member named Miguel (played by Elijah Rodriguez), who was forced to win against her. The final scene takes place a year later, where a recovered Alejandro apparently recruits Miguel, setting up a possible master-student relationship in the next film.
A sequel should also deal with the repercussions on the career of Matt (Brolin), who disobeyed strict orders from his superiors in Sicario 2, a rare fit of emotion. Roughly translated as “bosses,” the title Sicario could mean Matt and Alejandro going up against the toughest drug lords around.