Sicario 3: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro are baking for the sequel
Last September it was heard for the first time that the Hitman 3 is in the works but now we hear much more pleasant news about its fate sequel.
In the midst of the SAG-AFTRA actors' strike, the producers of the franchise, Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill spoke to Collider in a recent interview and revealed that the entire original cast wants to return for the 3rd film. Until recently the Benicio Del Toro who starred as a monk in Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado, was the one who had talked the most with the producers about Sicario 3, but it seems that the other two are also being cooked.
In a few words, he confirmed that he is "in" both o Benicio Del Toro, as well as Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin for Hitman 3, as they composed the leading trio of the first Sicario (2015) directed by Denis Villeneuve which was nominated for three Academy Awards.
As the producers told Collider: “We're all about reuniting the cast with Benicio, Emily and Josh, and we have a great story to tell… Benicio, due to the recent pluswork/labourhis with us, he was probably the closest to it at the given moment. But we keep all contributors informed. They have stayed close to it. As Trent said, the strike delayed us a little bit in this last draft, but I think everyone is very excited. Everyone kind of knows the context of the story and is very excited to hopefully have our shooting draft in order very soon".
Because the actors' union is still on strike, Brolin, Del Toro and Blunt can't lock in contracts under SAG-AFTRA rules. Practically, as soon as a solution is found to this issue that has been plaguing it for months Hollywood, then the production of Sicario 3 will be able to proceed according to how they will schedule the particularly busy schedules of the three protagonists.