’2 Guns’ Director Says a Sequel Could Happen

Published 1 year ago by , Updated November 18th, 2013 at 11:55 am,

2 guns movie sequel 2 Guns Director Says a Sequel Could Happen

An obscure comic book movie adaptation, 2 Guns didn’t exactly stand out as a high point of the Summer 2013 movie season but it’s worth a watch when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 19th (it’s currently available on Digital HD). For my money, it is a serviceable B-movie shoot-em-up/buddy throwback, with updated cultural references (Mexican drug cartels, corrupt government organizations), a commendable bromance with Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, and even a genuinely memorable scene or two. (Who wants to play Russian Roulette with Bill Paxton?)

The Wahlberg/Washington pairing also turned out well from a studio investment perspective, resulting in 2 Guns exceeding its $61 million budget in terms of U.S. box office returns; and then, it more than doubled its cost, once you also figure in the foreign gross. Admittedly, those aren’t exactly the kind of numbers that can get a sequel green-lit without a moment’s hesitation, but it’s enough for director Baltasar Kormákur to have discussed the possibility with Wahlberg (who also produced the film).

EW held an interview with Kormákur for next week’s 2 Guns DVD/Blu-ray release, during the course of which the director offered the following update on a potential sequel:

“Yeah, [Mark and I] talked about it as a possibility, absolutely, but it hasn’t got to the stage of like, “Let’s do it.” Of course, I would love to, but that’s a financial discussion that I haven’t had. Certainly, there could be more to come from [Wahlberg and Washington's characters]. It’s a great opportunity to do that and have more fun, but if not, that’s fine.”

Kormákur is currently working to make a January 2014 production start date for his next film, Everest, an adventure/thriller set around the eponymous mountain that features an impressive acting roster: Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners) and John Hawkes (Lincoln).

An exclusive clip from 2 Guns on Blu-ray:

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Having said there, it could be fun to catch up alongside ex-DEA agent Robert ‘Bobby’ Trench (Washington) and former naval intelligence officer Michael ‘Stig’ Stigman in a 2 Guns sequel, now that the characters have more properly settled into the anti-hero niche (a popular one nowadays), after the first movie. Of course, the concern is that Wahlberg and Washington may’ve gotten all the mileage they can manage from their onscreen partnership already (i.e. this buddy duo might not be strong enough to sustain a Lethal Weapon-style franchise… or even a Rush Hour-type sequel, for that matter).

In addition, Kormákur wants to make a Viking film as his followup to Everest. Meanwhile, Washington is reuniting with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua on The Equalizer TV show adaptation and Wahlberg has a couple of projects lined up after he finishes working on Transformers: Age of Extinction (including a more pressing sequel, Ted 2). Hence, by the time all three players are free again, they may’ve lost interest in continuing the misadventures of Stig and Bobby.

How about it, readers: do you even want to see a 2 Guns sequel (let’s hope it’s not called 3 Guns), or should the first movie be left alone as a one-off?


2 Guns will be available on DVD and Blu-ray beginning November 19th, 2013.

Source: EW

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  1. I wasn’t disappointed with this film. I saw the trailer and thought OK Washington/Wahlberg said right its fun, we look cool in it, forget the story and whether someone would want to watch this more than once. I’m not excited to see a sequel, would I watch it? yes, but I would rather they put their time, effort and considerable talent in to something much more interesting.

  2. 2 guns 2
    4 guns
    2 guns too

  3. It’s definitely NOT one of the best movies, but it IS one of the most enjoyable to watch. Their chemistry was easily the best this year. It has a silly story but it is watchable. Great laughs and some good action sequences. I wouldn’t mind another one. I also think that the wacky characters were a great addition (CIA Agent). Bye, Chica.

  4. To be honest, I kinda liked 2 Guns. I mean, it wasn’t a film that massages your brain cells or anything, but it was a fun summer pop corn movie. It had some great cast, fine actions scenes, funny banter and a great bromance between Wahlberg and Washington. I had a big problem with the climax, though. It looked so lazy as if they just wanted to be done with the film, pack up and go home. I don’t mind a sequel, only if, I repeat — ONLY IF — it’s better than 2 Guns. Otherwise, Hollywood, don’t bother.

  5. “2 More Guns” followed by the threequel “2 Many Guns” perhaps? The cast is basically golden at this point, so why not? It’s no worse than any of the other franchises out there.

    • Doppelganger, distant twin sister, government-conspiracy clone, Deja Vu parallel universe. When it comes to Paula Patton, there should always be a way. ;)

  6. great story good actors, but missed mark ,for a shoot-em up, there wasn’t much shooting, needed to be a hard R with a lot of real blood squibs.

  7. i think Denzel would make kindergarten reading time entertaining.

    • Didn’t he? I seem to recall him going to a school to read to children a few years ago … maybe around the time he filmed Unstoppable.

      • can’t recall, must have been the most interesting reading other than Morgan Freeman reading

  8. I kind of prefer if Denzel did another Safe etc; style movie.

    • *Safe House

  9. They should call the sequel “2 Guns 2 Furious”!!!

  10. isn’t 3 Guns the name of the sequel comic though?

  11. Sorry Mark, but I can’t in good conscious pay to see this movie that supports DW in view of his outspoken political views.

  12. I don’t know who wrote the article, but 2Guns is easily the best action-comedy ever made, and far from sh*tty B-movie material, with Mark Wahlberg’s best performance so far and Denzel at his A-game. Plus, there is plenty of room for a sequel. Just, not multiple sequels

  13. I think that they should do a sequel to 2 Guns and I thought that it was funny as hell. I haven’t seen this type of a an action comedy since Lethal Weapon Series and Rush Hour Series. Please do a sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. I think the sequel will be the best investment ever. The qenius of comedy and drama takes the cake in any movie I would love to see a sequel with two of my favorite actors. walberg and denzel is clearly a power duo that can pull off any character based roll . 6 thumbs up if I had them. Sequel sequel sequel . Please. This is on movie that truly deserves it. Beautiful directing. Let’s go.