Everyone is rightly looking forward to Soldado, the follow up movie to Sicario. Well, maybe not feminists, who thought that the female co-lead in the first movie was going to be the front and center super badass, only to find out she was… a woman.
Anyway, Collider recently spoke with the director for his directorial debut Wind River and asked how the sequel developed. He told them:
When I told them I would write it, they asked for the traditional studio call and the outline and all that, and I said, “No, no, no, guys. The first one was original. I’m just going to go away and I’m going to come back with it and there you go.” And they trusted me to do that, and then read it and were like, “Ah, shit. We’re in a lot of trouble.” It makes the first one look like a comedy. Yeah. I’m not the guy to ask to write a sequel.
The original movie is one of the best thrillers of recent years, so check it out if you have not already.