Fans of the Sicario franchise, rejoice! While there hasn’t been an official announcement on the possibility of a third – and probable final – Sicario film, leading actor Josh Brolin has revealed that the script for Sicario 3 has been written and completed.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the release of Amazon Prime Video’s new neo-Western Outer Range – and Brolin’s return to television after nearly two decades – the question was presented whether Sicario 3 had a future. While most would have expected the answer to be a blatant no, Brolin instead said that the sequel “deserves” to be made, no matter how long it takes.
“I just don’t know when we’ll do it. We may be 80 (laughs.) But it’s very much at the forefront of all of our minds,” said Brolin via The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s been written and it’s been rewritten. So it’s out there. We think it deserves a third one if we can make it in the way that we want to make it. So don’t give up!”
Sicario was first released in 2015, with a powerhouse team behind its success. Directed by filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Dune), written by Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone) and cinematography by the legendary Roger Deakins (1917, Skyfall, The Shawshank Redemption), with a stellar cast including Brolin, Benicio del Toro and Emily Blunt, Sicario was primed for success from the outset.
Audiences were hooked from the first scene to last, with the gritty, gloomy world of drug cartels, hitmen and revenge coming to light in ways that seemed frighteningly real. The first film follows FBI agent Kate Macer (Blunt) who is enlisted by a government task force to take down the leader of a Mexican drug cartel. During the course of the film, Macer meets Alejandro Gillick (del Toro), a former Mexican Prosecutor turned CIA trained assassin who helps track down the cartel. Of course, there’s many a twist and turn along the way.
When Sicario: Day of the Soldado was then released in 2018, whilst plentiful in grand-scale action and drama, it lacked the dynamic and edge that made Sicario so enthralling and special. Brolin is put front and centre for the second film, as his character CIA Officer Matt Graver is thrust into the middle of a drug war at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The second film may not have faired as well as its Oscar-nominated predecessor, but both fans and critics were thrilled to be back for the ride. Without giving away any spoilers, the ending to Sicario: Day of the Soldado definitely paves way to a third movie, with a potential title Sicario: Capos, being proposed.
Here’s hoping to Sicario 3 in the not-so-distant future!