Newswire: There will be a Sicario trilogy, sequel director confirms

Following the Death Wish principle that all movies—even the self-contained and overtly depressing ones—will become franchises if they pique audience interest the first time around, the horrifying drug-war drama Sicario will be part of a trilogy, according to the director of its sequel.

In an interview with The Independent, Italian filmmaker Stefano Sollima, helmer of Soldado, said, “The idea is to make three anthology movies with some of the core actors and [set] in the same world.” He supported this idea by explaining that Soldado isn’t a conventional sequel:

It’s absolutely a standalone movie—a completely different story with just two of the characters that you met in Sicario. The reason that I love [Soldado] is because it’s not exactly a sequel; it’s something you can catch … even if you haven’t watched the first one.

According to Sollima, Soldado even tackles different subject …

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