War’s declared and there aren’t any rules this time around in the official trailer for Sicario: Day of the Soldado (formerly known as Sicario 2: Soldado). In the sequel to 2015’s critically acclaimed Sicario, federal agent Matt Graver’s charged with starting a war between the Mexican drug cartels.
The original Sicario starred Josh Brolin, Benicio 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.
Both the original film and the sequel were written by Taylor Sheridan. Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Prisoners) directed the first film and Stefano Sollima directs the sequel. 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.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado opens in theaters on June 29, 2018.
The Sicario 2 Plot: In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.
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.