The Hitman’s Bodyguard was an action-comedy film that hit theaters last year. Despite the fact that it starred fantastic actors like Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek, critics weren’t too hot on it, and it received a 40 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, while critics weren’t too crazy about it, fans did like it.
The film ended up getting a B+ CinemaScore, and even more importantly, the film took in nearly $177 million worldwide off its $30 million budget. With that in mind, perhaps it’s not the biggest deal that the studio is looking to make this sequel happening.
According to THR, the upcoming sequel, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, is being pushed around Cannes on posters with the tagline, “The Good. The Bad. And The Bats**t Crazy.” As of this writing, casting hasn’t been confirmed, but Reynolds and Jackson are expected to be reprising their roles in the film, and Patrick Hughes is also expected to return as director.
Set to write the script is Tom O’Connor, who has an upcoming Cold War spy thriller called Ironbark, which Benedict Cumberbatch is attached to. It’s a funny title for the film, and overall I’m interested to see how they tackle this sequel. Where do they plan on taking these characters, and just how big do they plan on getting as far as the comedy is concerned?
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