Sicario 2: Day Of The Soldado is due out in cinemas June 29th and word is out that it’s a fine follow-up to Sicario which for me was one of the best films of 2015. However, for many fans of the first movie including myself, something will be missing. Emily Blunt will not be appearing. As writer Taylor Sheridan said some time ago:
“Her arc was complete and I couldn’t figure out a way to write a character that would do her talent justice. What do you do next? She moves to some little town and becomes a sheriff and then gets kidnapped and then we have ‘Taken? I had to tell the story that was true to this role, and I didn’t feel like I could create something with that character that would further that world that would do Emily’s character justice. But there could be room for Blunt’s character somewhere else down the road”.
However, in an interview with ‘CinemaBlend’, franchise producer Trent Luckinbill revealed behind-the-scenes talks have already begun about bringing Blunt back into the fold to appear in a potential third movie.
“I think Taylor certainly has some ideas about all of that, but we’re open to that world and certainly would love to bring Emily back. We haven’t written the script yet, but yeah it would make a lot of sense. We’re all fans of the movie, we’ve all come to the same conclusion, which is ‘It would be great to see her again.’ So I think we’re striking up those conversations now.”
Blunt had already said that she’d like to play Kate Macer again some time before. I guess it depends on how well Sicario 2: Day Of The Soldado does at the box office.