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After quite a long wait, the trailer of the sequel to the intense crime-drama Sicario which released back in 2015 is here. Starring Academy Award winner Benecio Del Toro and Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin, Sicario 2: Soldado reunites the original stars in the engaging sequel.
Josh Brolin continues to play the role of C.I.A. Agent Matt Graver and Del Toro is back in action as Aleajandro, to wage the war against drugs along with his own personal vendetta. Before the release of the official trailer, Brolin had stated that Sicario 2: Soldado would be more ‘severe’ and a lot ‘bigger’ than its prequel. Similarly, Del Toro called it a ‘hardcore straight line with a few complications’.
Sicario originally had Emily Blunt playing the role of F.B.I. Agent Kate Macer, who got involved in an off-the-books D.E.A. Task Force. Sicario was a gripping crime-drama which didn’t shy away from violence. With scintillating performances from Blunt, Del Toro and Brolin, Sicario was definitely one of the best movies of 2015. In the sequel, the chapter of F.B.I. Agent Kate Macer is closed, meaning Blunt won’t be returning to the world of drugs, vengeance and betrayal.
Sicario 2: Soldado gives full authority to Brolin’s character Agent Graver to pursue his brutal war on drugs and terrorism. Only this time, we also get to see more of Del Toro’s Alejandro, which was clearly hinted in the first movie and the recent trailer. With no supervision, Graver and Del Toro are willing to play it absolutely by their terms to end the crisis in the U.S. and Mexico border. The war on drugs have reached its nadir, as cartels are escorting terrorists over the border in an desperate attempt to hold their supremacy.
Alejandro is also on a personal mission this time, which involves a drug lord’s daughter played by Isabella Moner. Regarding his character’s motivation this time, Del Toro has said this-
“[He] either has to follow orders or make the right decision and so that’s kind of where the character’s stuck.”
Sicario 2: Soldado won’t be having Dennis Villeneuve at its helm, who originally directed the first Sicario. Suburra director Stefano Solima has replaced Villeneuve, who couldn’t return due to scheduling conflicts. The change in pace of narration and an increased violence clearly shows the difference in cinematography of the original Sicario and its sequel. The trailer looks promising with some brilliantly executed action sequences and its not-so-subtle hint at the great war that has been brewing in the background.
Sicario 2: Soldado is scheduled to release in June, 2018.