A Third 'Sicario' Film is in the Works, to be an Anthology Franchise
The sequel to Sicario has already been confirmed with returning cast members Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro, a new director in Stefano Sollima, and a title: Soldado (which means 'soldier'). The new film will focus on del Toro's mysterious character, but the fascinating take on the drug war won't end there.
Sollima has revealed his plans in an interview with The Independant for not just Soldado, instead explaining that there's plenty more to come. “It’s not a real 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 and enjoy even if you haven’t watched the first one.” He goes on, explaining that the antagonists are "now absolutely the main characters," given that Emily Blunt's character will not be returning.
“I loved Sicario. I feel the movie was quite similar to my approach so, to me, I’m just shooting another movie. Soldado will be much more cinematic than Sicario was; it’s got an incredible amount of huge action sequences in there. It will be a different journey in the same world. Even the theme is different – it’s not drug dealing, it’s more on immigration.”
"More cinematic" is a huge order, given Roer Deakins cinematography and the immensely cinematic feel that Sicario really nailed. In any case, the series sounds unique, not unlike the recent wave of television anthologies, whereby each successive story is a new one all its own.