The war against the Mexico drug cartels rage on in Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado.
After it's release, Sicario received huge critical acclaim regarding both it's acting, directing and it's cinematography. Concidering it's success it's not surprising that the sequel is on it's way.
Some new, some old
Both Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin return to their roles as drug police officers, while it seems like Emily Blunt has been dropped from the cast. Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan returns for the second installment — having written and directed Wind River inbetween — while director Denis Villeneuve leaves the job to Gomorrah director Stefano Sollima.
The brilliant composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been replaced with fellow icelandic composer (and apprentice) Hildur Guðnadóttir, and the just as talanted cinematographer Roger Deakins has been replaced by Dariusz Wolski, main cinematographer for Ridley Scott.
Sony just released the first teaser trailer, which you can se below:
Premieres in 2018
Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado will begin screening in 2018 — unfortunately we haven't received a specific date yet.