Hancock 2 Gets 2 Writers

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:21 am,

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It was only last week that we reported on director Peter Berg talking about a possible plot for Hancock 2, and yet today The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that two writers have been brought on-board to pen the script for the superhero sequel. Berg stated recently that we might not see a Hancock sequel anytime soon because he and star Will Smith are busy, but it looks like Sony isn’t wasting much time.

The two writers Sony has brought on-board for Hancock 2 are Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara, both writers of The Shield. The pair’s producing credits include other such TV work such as 24, Dexter and Nash Bridges. The plot for the film is being kept under wraps, but the two writers are going to be working with Berg and Smith to build on “the world” that was created in the first Hancock. This hints back to what Berg recently pitched as the plot for Hancock 2, and personally I think it’s the inevitable direction a follow-up film would have to go.

However, as I said in my last post – didn’t we cover Hancock’s story well enough in the first film? There’s certainly interesting little points and details here and there about the mythology that could be explored, but from a story point of view I’m not all that interested in seeing another one.

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Even so, it’s clear why Sony would put this one on the fast-track, considering the first movie made over $600 worldwide. Making a sequel is not exactly what I would call “a gamble.” They have Will Smith, one of (if not the) most bankable movie stars on the planet (his name anywhere near a movie seems to equal automatic box office success); a truly original (i.e. not based on any source material) superhero character; a successful first movie to play off of; and the usual potential for eye-popping, visual effects laden, action scenes. It really does √ all the boxes, don’t you think?

Even though the same producers are rumored to be returning for Hancock 2, there’s no official word on if Berg and Smith will be back, but I’d say it’s pretty likely – I’m sure they’ll make room in their schedules for a movie that pretty much guarantees them a huge amount of money. Screen Rant will keep you posted on that front.

What do you think of the two writers that have been hired for the sequel to Hancock? Are you surprised the studio is pushing forward so quickly with this one?

Hancock 2 is currently in the development stages and doesn’t have a planned release date yet.

Source: THR

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  1. just give him a truly wicked and bad$$$ opponent and this would bring in even more money..

    you give a hero a villan and you give the people what they want

  2. I don’t know about this one; the first movie worked because it was original and we finally see a superhero with flaws. Where can they go from here? I suppose there could be another one out there that Hancock and his wife didn’t know about…an evil version of their race? Something just tells me though that they will go the evil alien route, which would suck.

  3. Yeah the perfect villain for this character Hancock would be Dj Jazzy Jeff! That would be wicked! His weapons would be a razor sharp record vinyls which shoots out of his ass! Lol! Bottomline…Hancock character to me seems like a desperate move from Hollywood just to make quick money and that’s why they have Will Smith on board.But other than that, the story, actions, special effects weve all seen it before..

  4. why?



    why are they making another one? $600 ? really?I thought it was a flop lol

  5. I really enjoyed Hancock, along with Unbreakable, it was a new twist on an old story. The original source material (Tonight, he comes), was quite dark and I’d love to see that aspect explored some more..

    Also, on your point re: The Mythology. I have to agree. I only saw Hancock the once but I definitely felt that there were unanswered plot points. The history of their ‘race’ for instance, as well as the whole Eagle thing. I mean, that was hinted at and hinted at and I kept expecting some kind of explanation and none came.

    I actually left the cinema thinking, ‘I’ll get it on DVD, then the yack-track will tell me about the plot strings that were lost in the edit, the eagle – yes that’s one of them’

    Etc etc.

  6. Please……no.

  7. “Even so, it’s clear why Sony would put this one on the fast-track, considering the first movie made over [bold]$600 worldwide.[/bold]

    REALLY??? lol isn’t that a huge loss then??

  8. Ok, give Ross a break. I think we all know that he meant $600 million.

    As I said before, I would love to see a sequel to this movie as long as it is well written and has a fresh idea for the character. We’ve got a superhero that doesn’t have a 50+ year history (i.e Spidey, etc), so the possibilities of what they can do in this film are the same as what the comic writers had for those classic characters…it’s endless. I really like Will Smith flicks for the most part, and I enjoyed the heck out of Hancock. It wasn’t the greatest movie ever made, but it was fun and that is what I expect out of my superhero movies. I say make a really nasty villain (biological mutant similar to Hulk maybe?) that can give Hancock a good run for his money. Done right, this could be a fun movie to watch.

  9. I’m being cautiosly hopeful about this sequel especially with these new writers onboard. Considering their credentials I’d say they’re trying for a darker and deeper story, but really I just want a satysfying villain (the hook guy was a really poor lex luther clone) and the dialog fixed. I don’t mind cussing but the last one used it way to regulary considering it was rated PG-13 with no rhyme or reason. Plus I really really don’t want to see another get shoved up someone’s but that was just nasty.

  10. The misspellings were unintentional

  11. I really enjoyed the first half of Hancock, second half, not so much. I think a sequel has potential.


  12. I would have liked to see a sequel, but since they are going more into the “Gods render each other mortal” plotline, then I have no interest at all.

  13. I know sequels are fairly automatic these days – but even though I enjoyed Hancock – I really didn’t think they would do one for it. And it was great to see a “Super Hero with flaws. Well – I don’t know if a sequel will be as good – but of course they had to go for it.

  14. I just hope that they will have way more action in the Second movie than the first. And i hated the whole shaky camera, zoom in thing. They should also show some flashbacks from his far past. And if they do all of these things, the movie will do much better. Not that I’m saying the first Hancock was bad, just that it can be improved.