Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro reunite for the sequel to 2015’s Sicario, Sicario 2: Soldado. The first trailer’s arrived along with three photos from the action drama set to hit theaters on June 29, 2018.
The first film was released on October 2, 2015 and was directed by Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Arrival). Sicario was nominated for three Academy Awards and as well as three BAFTA awards. In addition, the R-rated thriller earned five Critics’ Choice Award nominations, a Palme d’Or nomination at the Cannes Film Festival, and Writers Guild of America and Producers Guild of America nominations.
Taylor Sheridan wrote both Sicario and 2018’s Sicario 2: Soldado. The original film starred Brolin, Del Toro, Jeffrey Donovan, Emily Blunt, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, and Daniel Kaluuya. The cast of the sequel includes Brolin, Del Toro, Donovan, Isabela Moner, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Catherine Keener.
Stefano Sollima directs and Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill produce. Ellen H. Schwartz, Richard Middleton, and Erica Lee serve as executive producers.
The Sicario 2: Soldado Plot: In Sicario 2: Soldado, the drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) reteams with the mercurial Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro).
The Original Sicario Plot: In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.