First ‘Sicario 2: Soldado’ Trailer Brings the Firepower

Going back into the land of wolves.

The original Sicario – which starred such names like Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin – was an often bleak and brutal thriller abut the war on drugs. Praised for its relentless mood, camera work and performances, the film wound up being a quiet hit financially and critically. Much to everyone surprise, a sequel was announced not long afterwards, though director Denis Villeneuve would not return due to previous commitments with Blade Runner 2049. But writer Taylor Sheridan (Hell Or High Water, Wind River) would still stay on to continue the story while new director Stefano Sollima would be taking reins for this installment. And after much delay, we finally have a trailer. Take a look:

Sicario 2: Soldado will be released on the 29th of June, with Sony having distribution rights instead of Lionsgate.

  • William Dhalgren

    It was a bit too action-y and modern. I enjoyed it, but it didnt feel like Le Carre.

  • William Dhalgren

    It IS dull. But the dullness invites scrutiny. And when you scrutinize that movie, man, what a rich, rich world you uncover.

  • William Dhalgren

    I read your comments sometimes, Duke, and just shake my head and say…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=y1C8C7op9LU

  • William Dhalgren

    YES

  • William Dhalgren

    Well, to be fair, my sister is a fairly astute consumer of pop culture and she had no idea what the hell was going on in Rogue One. She thought it was related to TFA. So, I think that if they want to entice people who liked Sicario, they have to let them know somehow that the two are related. Unfortunately. Because Soldado is WAY more elegant.

  • William Dhalgren

    I upvoted your comment just so I could upvote something related to his comment.

  • William Dhalgren

    AGREED. My god, the title makes it sound like the third or fourth direct to video sequel or something.

  • William Dhalgren

    OK, I said to myself when I heard about this sequel, I says “Will, Sicario don’t need no sequel. Fuck this shit.” But that was a pretty good trailer. So, maybe I will check it out.

  • King Alvarez

    Boo!

  • I was told my TWO people that the movie was terrible!

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    This looks really, really good.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    The thoughts of someone who wanted to roast Bone Tomahawk.

  • TheGreenMalice

    Eh eccentric isn’t the word I would use…

  • ResonanceCascade

    I went back and forth on Enemy in the middle of watching it. I think I’ve decided I like it, but it’s a really strange movie.

    *SPOILERS* I thought I finally had it figured out, and then the timeline seemingly looped at the end and threw me off again. I guess it was all just a representation of the Gyllenhaal character’s mental and emotional state. *SPOILERS*

  • Stoked.
    Holy Hell, Del Toro with that gun.

  • Didn’t love that either, didn’t finish it actually.

  • I can’t handle your truth.

  • This new title makes the movie seem like some shitty DTV film.

  • Tanis11

    I can’t upvote this enough.

  • King Alvarez

    That’s what I thought too. Catering to the uneducated masses.

  • The Night Manager is bloody brilliant!

  • Tanis11

    I feel that was his purpose, to turn the spot light on him would take that all away. Similar to The Dark Knight, I couldn’t get enough of Joker but I am not sure a full film of him would capture that same feeling.

  • They originally were just going to call it Soldado. Maybe the trailers are adding Sicario 2 just to entice audiences.

  • A serving of cold hard truth.

  • King Alvarez

    The Night Manager was fantastic though

  • King Alvarez

    I do wish they dropped the Sicario 2 part and just called it Soldado.

  • King Alvarez

    I almost didn’t watch Nightcrawler because Enemy left such a bad taste in my mouth. But I finally did and it was worth it.

  • King Alvarez

    I liked Prisoners. The third act was a punch in the dick though.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I just think it’s incredibly smart and very rewarding if you put in the legwork.

  • I wasn’t a fan of TTSS at all, but I think I’m just not a Le Carre guy, I don’t know.

  • I hate feeling that way about stuff. I enjoyed Enemy a lot though, it’s very much an acquired taste, but I like offbeat movies like that. It’s like a distillation of Villeneuve as a director as well, like 20% Plot and 80% Atmospheric Exploration of Themes.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I disagree. Del Toro’s character had nowhere to go. The destruction of the optimism present in Blunt’s character is the heart of the film and I don’t think it would have worked without it.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    That’s how I felt with Prisoners. Beautiful but man alive do the plot twists in the third act suck.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    I know! IT’s so perfectly paced…but then again I seem to be the only person on the planet who thought Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy wasn’t dull.

  • King Alvarez

    I wanted to like Enemy, and just couldn’t.

  • I’d seen Prisoners and I think Enemy first, so I was in the right frame of mind. Villeneuve has an incredible talent for creating an atmosphere, and I love it so much.

  • wtf am i reading

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Eccentric is just a fancy term for looney tunes

  • I have eccentric tastes that don’t conform to normality.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Your taste in film drives me crazy.
    Crazy god damn it

  • ResonanceCascade

    The new director is a total unknown quantity to me, but this does look pretty interesting.

  • ResonanceCascade

    I didn’t like it that much the first time I saw it. It felt like it couldn’t decide if it wanted to be a realistic, gritty take on the drug war or just a really good thriller movie.

    Then I went back and watched Prisoners, and I felt like I had a better grasp on why I felt that way. Villeneuve is good at taking a decent, but pretty standard, thriller script and elevating it into something that feels more real than it has any right to. Re-watching Sicario with that in mind, I liked it a lot more.

  • Agree on that front. It just seemed like a documentary tho. Was also a bit too long. Movies that cross the 2hr mark better have a damn good reason for doing so.

  • Cap_N_Jack

    First film is a masterpiece. Hope this can match that.

  • TheDeadFellow

    My main problem with the first film was that I thought it was focusing n the wrong character: I didn’t care all that much for Emily Blunt’s protagonist but whenever Benicio came into play, my attention snapped into place, ESPECIALLY at the end.

  • The first film was BOR-ING. Oh man, I came in expecting a drama, but I figured there’d be some decent action to supplement it. But nope.