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Published On: Tue, Nov 29th, 2016

Jeffrey Donovan previews ‘Soldado,’ the sequel to ‘Sicario,’ how US starts a war with Mexican drug cartels on purpose

Fans may have mixed feelings about a sequel to Sicario, especially with the exit of director Denis Villeneuve and star Emily Blunt. That said, Soldado is coming with Benicio Del Toro’s hitman and Josh Brolin’s CIA operative taking the lead, while Stefano Sollima (TV series Gomorrah) taking over directing duties.

Benicio del Toro in "Sicario"

Benicio del Toro in “Sicario”

Collider Christina Radish spoke with actor Jeffrey Donovan to promote his new Hulu series Shut Eye, and the discussion touched on Donovan reprising his turn as Steve Forsing in the Sicario sequel.

“I know I was in it, but as a fan of Sicario, I can’t believe they’re making another one, which is so awesome,” Donovan began. “And I’m in it, which is even more awesome. I thought Sicario was one of the best films, in the last five years, that I’ve seen. I really believe that. I was just lucky to be in a small portion of it. The story picks up with the same male characters that were in Sicario, which was Josh [Brolin] and Benicio [Del Toro]. Emily Blunt’s character is not in it, but my character, Forsing, is also brought back. It focuses on these three characters now, going down into Mexico to basically start a war, on purpose, between the rival Mexican cartels. There’s a bigger reason for it, but that’s the beginning of the movie.”

Quickly this doesn’t sound like a sequel and Donovan addresses that: “It’s more of a stand-alone spin-off. It’s not a sequel or a prequel. It really is yet another examination told from this male point of view, rather than from a female point of view. It’s pretty cool.”

Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan is also returning to pen the screenplay as Soldado also stars Elijah Rodriguez (The Book of Life), Catherine Keener (Captain Phillips, Croods), Catherine Haun (Breaking Bad, Manhattan), Michael Love Tolliver (Logan, Independence Day Resurgence) and Rob Franco, Cheo Tapia, Leedy Corbin, Manny Rubio.

Soldado is set to arrive in theaters in 2017.

Sicario movie poster

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