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Published On: Tue, Dec 19th, 2017

‘Sicario 2: Soldado’ trailer teases Benicio del Toro’s Alejandro ‘turned loose’

Sony has released the first teaser trailer for Sicario 2: Soldado which it is releasing via its Columbia Pictures banner next year.

The Black Label Media production was directed by Stefano Sollima from a script by Taylor Sheridan, who penned the first film.

In the sequel, the drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. Federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) join forces to fight the war.

There hasn’t been much news since May as Forbes was critical of the new film’s premise, particularly without Emily Blunt:

“If you take Blunt out of the equation, then Soldado just becomes another macho crime drama/thriller about manly men doing manly things while fighting bad guys and/or committing crimes. I don’t want to get too huffy over an offhand quote, but the notion that screenwriter Tayler Sheridan couldn’t think of anything else to do with Blunt’s lead except have her get kidnapped speaks volumes.”

Sheridan had this to say about the film when speaking with us previously: “I think it’s just more severe, man. All the way around. I think the characters are more severe. I think the movie is more severe. I think it’s just much bigger. It’s just a bigger scope film. Like I said, when I saw it it was like Sicario felt like a small movie to me, even though it was a very intimate movie. I’ve always said I don’t understand why bigger movies can’t be just as intimate, if not more intimate. Why do they have to be less emotional? I think Soldado‘s a perfect example of that. I think it’s extremely emotional. I think it’s extremely tense and it deals with similar subject matters.”

With a budget of $30M Sicario earned $84.8M in 2015, becoming a sleeper hit.

Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Matthew Modine and Catherine Keener also star and heads to theaters on June 29, 2018.

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