Soldado, the follow up to the 2015 film Sicario, hasn”t even started shooting yet, but director Stefano Sollima is already planning for more. Just don”t call it a sequel.
In an interview with The Independent, the Italian director said that he”s looking to film more stories about the drug trade along the U.S.-Mexico border. But it comes with a slight twist.
“The idea is to make three anthology movies with some of the core actors and in the same world,” Sollima said. The core actors, of course, being Benecio del Toro as Alejandro Gillick and Josh Brolin in the role of CIA officer Matt Graves.
As for Soldado, Sollima added, ”It's not a real sequel…it's something you can catch and enjoy even if you haven't watched the first one.”
One person who won”t be returning for the non-sequel sequel is Emily Blunt. The Golden Globe-winning actress who played Kate Macer in Sicario is busy with other projects, most notably Mary Poppins Returns. She”ll play the title character in that movie.
No release date has been announced yet for Soldado.