Sony has released the first trailer for Sicario 2: Soldado. The film is directed by Stefano Sollima from a script by Taylor Sheridan. The sequel to the 2015 film features the return of Josh Brolin as Federal Agent Matt Graver and Benicio del Toro as Alejandro. Sicario, which also starred Emily Blunt, Victor Garber, and Jon Bernthal, made $84.8 million globally and had a reported budge of only $30 million — so a sequel seemed inevitable. While the first one premiered in the less-busy fall, this is slated for the much more chaotic summer season.
In the sequel, the drug war on the U.S./Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. Federal agent Matt Graver (Brolin) reteams with the mercurial Alejandro (del Toro) join forces to fight the war.
Isabela Moner, Jeffrey Donovan, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, and Catherine Keener co-star. Sicario is the Spanish word for Hitman, which made a lot of sense in the story. Soldado means Soldier in Spanish. The film had originally been listed as just Soldado, but now it seems Sony wants the Sicario 2 prefix on it.
Sicario 2: Soldado hits theaters June 29th, 2018.