Soldado: Actor Matthew Modine Thinks Sicario Follow-Up Could Be As Good As Original

– by Joseph Medina

It’s no surprise that Hollywood loves its remakes, reboots, and sequels. We live in an era of filmmaking that truly epitomizes that ideology. Between every damn cinematic universe we currently have, it’s easy to see why they’ve grown so dependent on it, but those are films that lend themselves to franchises. Hollywood also has a bad habit of taking films that have no business in getting sequelized…and sequelizing them.

Look at films like Grease 2, Evan Almighty, Speed 2, and a healthy host of others, and you have to wonder just what some folks in the industry are thinking. Of course, sequels aren’t ALWAYS bad, but we’d be lying if we didn’t think each film had some inherent potential. This leads us into another film that we never thought would get a sequel.



Back in 2015, audiences saw the release of Sicario, which starred Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro. The Denis Villeneuve-directed crime drama was dark and hard-hitting, and not exactly the type of film that would warrant a sequel. However, that didn’t stop a follow-up film, Soldado, from getting the traction it needed to move forward.

Speaking at a press conference while promoting his upcoming shark film 47 Meters Down, actor Matthew Modine, talked up Soldado, who seems to believe it can stand alongside that first movie.

“They showed a big sequence to me, because they’d been shooting for a couple of months when I came in. I think it might be — it would definitely be as good as [Sicario]. It’s really, really good. Benicio and Josh [Brolin] are on the top of their game, and it was so much fun to work with Catherine [Keener].”

Of course, this is just the opinion of an actor involved with the project, but this, admittedly isn’t a huge surprise for this writer. While Soldado may not have Villeneuve behind the helm, it is being made form a Tayler Sheridan-written script. Between Sicario and Hell or High Water, I’d say Soldado has a high chance of being a damn good movie, despite being a random sequel.

What do you think? Do Modine’s comments get you any more excited to see the film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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