– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The idea of Sicario having a sequel was always kind of a weird one to begin with. Why have a sequel to this grounded, gritty crime thriller? What more could it possibly have to say? Plus, it’s not as though the film was a box office smash hit, right? Would it really ever truly work?

It was then revealed that the film would be following Benicio del Toro’s character, Alejandro, and suddenly, it made a little more sense. Seeing another film with him could make it work. Even more interestingly, they decided to go with a completely different title: Soldado. With that extra barrier, it seemed any hopes of capitalizing on the first one was gone.

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But months later, we found out the title had been changed to the awkward, yet understandable, Sicario 2: Soldado. Yeah, it sounded weird, but at least folks would have an idea that it’s a sequel, right? It was a compromise.

Now, in a new report from USA Today, yet another title change has been revealed. The official name of the movie is Sicario: Day of the Soldado. I, for one, think this is a huge improvement over the previous title, and it still manages to get the job done.

But what do you think? Is this an improvement? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.