After the first sequel, it quickly became quiet about Sicario 3. According to actor Josh Brolin, don’t give up hope just yet.
Although screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water”) pushed for another sequel early on, production on Sicario 3 never really got off the ground. Four years after “Sicario 2”, leading actor Josh Brolin now speaks up and mentions to The Hollywood Reporter that Sicario 3 was anything but missed. So are the odds for a trilogy better than ever?
Sicario 3 Still Possible: What Are The Chances?
As revealed after the premiere of Sicario 2, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has already made plans for a cohesive Sicario trilogy (via The Hollywood Reporter). Those plans haven’t materialized yet, but Black Label founder Molly Smith stressed, according to Deadline, that she still hasn’t given up on Sicario 3. Josh Brolin, who starred in the films as Federal Agent Matt Graver, also insists fans can hope for another sequel (via The Hollywood Reporter):
“We just don’t know when we’re going to do [‘Sicatio 3’]. [The film] is present in our minds. It has been written and rewritten. He’s out there somewhere. We think a third part would be well deserved if we can do it the way we want.”
So it sounds like there’s just a timing issue right now. At least those responsible have not yet banished the plans for Sicario 3 to a dark drawer. No wonder, after all, Sicario and Sicario 2 were able to record financial success. Combined, the films grossed nearly $161 million at the box office (via Box Office Mojo). A third film could continue the trend.
When Will Sicario 3 Be In Cinemas?
Since Sicario 3 isn’t finished yet, we can only speculate about the possible theatrical release at the moment. As Josh Brolin hinted, it could be quite a while before the project gets back on the table. Accordingly, you should not expect the sequel before the end of 2023 – but you should tend to be patient for a little longer.
How Does Sicario 3 Continue And Who Would Be There?
The next sequel could pick up where Sicario 2 left us: In the final scene (which you can watch streaming on Joyn PLUS+ and MagentaTV by the way) we see Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) trying to kill Miguel (Elijah Rodriguez) as a hitman – a year after the boy was supposed to murder him. Thus, the third part could bring us closer to the teacher-student relationship between Alejandro and Miguel. A reunion between Alejandro and federal agent Matt Graver is also on the cards, as the working title Sicario: Capos (in German as much as “Murder: Bosses”) suggests that they will be dealing with a series of drug lords (via ScreenRant ).