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Sicario sequel will be a “standalone movie”, possibly lead to a trilogy

Stefano Sollima hints at bigger ideas for last year's underdog of a crime thriller

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    Earlier this month, Italian filmmaker Stefano Sollima, known for gritty features like Suburra and A.C.A.B. (All Cops Are Bastards), signed on to direct the Emily Blunt-less sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario.

    Titled Soldado, the story will focus on Benicio del Toro’s Alejandro Gillick and Josh Brolin’s CIA agent Matt Graver as they deal with smugglers running drugs, illegal immigrants, and terrorists through tunnels across the Mexico/US border.

    Recently, Sollima spoke to The Independent, and argued that Soldado is “not a real sequel,” but “a standalone movie – a completely different story with just two of the characters that you met in Sicario.” In other words, “something you can catch and enjoy even if you haven’t watched the first one.”

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    What’s more, the film may wind up being the second installment of a Sicario trilogy, as Sollima added: “The idea is to make three anthology movies with some of the core actors and in the same world.”

    Considering Taylor Sheridan’s script for Soldado is turning heads behind the scenes, we imagine a third go-around probably won’t be too tall of an order for the budding screenwriter.

    Who knows, maybe the third one can bring back Blunt.

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