– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Yesterday, we reported on the Sicario sequel getting a new title. Instead of the clunky Sicario 2: Soldado, we’d be getting Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Now, on the heels of the change, the studio has released the new trailer for the film.

If you were worried that this sequel would, for some reason, be toning down the blood, violence, and overall tension, then you have no reason to worry. This one looks like it could very well be as captivating as the original film.

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I especially love the development that is implied through Alejandro — a man I thought who would be unleashed in this film. This time around, he seems to be the moral one, which is a nice little twist. I will personally be revisiting Sicario in anticipation of this release.

Below is the official synopsis for Sicario: Day of the Soldado:

“In SICARIO: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.”

Sicario: Day of the Soldado is helmed by Italian director Stefano Sollima, and is written by Sicario writer/Wind River director Taylor Sheridan (so this isn’t just an example of a studio trying to milk a franchise). The film brings back Bencio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

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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.