Will Smith and Charlize Theron Confirmed for Hancock 2

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hancock Will Smith and Charlize Theron Confirmed for Hancock 2

In the summer of 2008 Will Smith showed off his ability to go days without shaving, act like a jerk and stop trains with his head by starring as the title character in the superhero movie Hancock.  The movie had a good box office run, banking over $600 million worldwide; so it’s no wonder that talks of a sequel weren’t too far behind.

While Hancock 2 has been in the pipeline for a minute, what was unconfirmed was whether director Peter Berg would be able to lure Will Smith and co-star Charlize Theron back for the sequel.  Theron had talked late last year about her interest in continuing her role as the female counterpart to Smith’s godly hero, but until now, the only confirmed facts were Berg returning as the director and the addition of Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara as the script writers.

Well, all the fog of uncertainty has been lifted Berg recently talked to MTV News and dropped the following bomb about Hancock 2:

“Everybody’s going to come back for a sequel.”

It’s nice to hear Berg actually confirm the return of all parties involved with Hancock but does he really mean it? I liked Jason Bateman’s character in Hancock and I hope he returns to play Theron’s human husband – but up to this point, the actor has only expressed interest in the project; there has been no official announcement of his return.

When MTV pressed Berg a bit about some insider, spoiler-ific information, he let it “slip” that there will indeed be a third superhuman, an all-powerful god that will be introduced in Hancock 2. Nothing like staying true to the first film where they explain that Smith and Theron are the only two remaining old gods in existence, is there? Oh well, anything can happen in a $equel…

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So who will we see playing the new god? Berg is being something of a Slick Willy about that:

“We have [someone in mind]. I’m not gonna tell you who, but we have!”

I love when directors and studios do this type of super-secretive withholding of info, while simultaneously dropping bread crumbs for us to follow. Usually it means that they have no firm idea what they’re going to do or who they’re going to get to do it, and are waiting to read some feedback from the fanboy blogosphere for ideas. So…let’s give them some.

Who would you like to see as the third all-powerful demi-god in Hancock 2 (I vote Justin Timberlake, he’s the new red)?  And are you happy to see Will Smith and Charlize Theron reprising their roles?

Hancock 2 has no release date and will more than likely have a name change by the time it does.

Source: MTV Splash

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  1. I say Colin Farrell

  2. Jett Li.

  3. Didn’t like the first film. My reaction to this news is, “Lol, how lame”

    Not going to bother with this,,, 8-)

  4. Is Buddy Hackett still alive?

  5. Shia!

  6. I say the new God-like one should be some ancient mythic god thats been out of the picture for a while, hence thier thinking they are the last two. maybe some god of the earth that is just now awakening to take vengeance on mankind for the damage they’ve done to the planet or one that’s been shaken awake by some catastrophe. A god that’s all about destruction of the world as we know it. And I think this god should be a woman not man, maybe mother nature herself. Someone a little more seasoned should play the part too, like Michelle Phiffer or Sigorney Weaver, mysteriously wise yet alluring using more godlike powers that the heroes have to fight against and not just super hero like strength. Wow….anyway….thats what I would envision.

  7. Hancock sucked. Did anyone else think his uniform was ripped off from X-Men

  8. “Nothing like staying true to the first film where they explain that Smith and Theron are the only two remaining old gods in existence, is there?”

    Actually, that’s easily fixed. She (Theron’s character) wasn’t exactly forthcoming in explaining Hancock’s past. They could say that there’s someone else (or elses) out there and she just didn’t want to get into that with him; so she lied and said they’re all gone. Much in the way she “chose to let him think he was alone” as well as trying to pass off thay they were siblings.

    That wouldn’t be a huge stretch.

    And really, there has to be another superhuman in the mix. Otherwise it’s Hancock facing off against someone he can easily overpower.

    • Good thought! I completely agree!

  9. I enjoyed the first one and I will definitely see the sequel.

    How about Betty White as the supergod? :D

  10. Betty White…..alluring?!?

  11. i thought it was lame the first time around! why go again. snooz!

    • Why be on here to leave a reply if u didn’t like it hater

  12. Am I the only one who hopes it would be Tom Cruise? I think he could play a sinister villain a la Collateral.

  13. Heard they’ll change the title into “Masturbation 2″? Lol!

  14. @Kissjonez

    Lol.

    BUT … jokes come off a lot funnier when you don’t laugh at your own musings … especially in print.

  15. I will see it , but right now it sounds like Superman II.

  16. Optimus Prime

  17. Stuart Townsend or jada pinkett smith

  18. Alfonso Ribeiro…I wanna see him kick SMith’s @$$ in Hancock II

  19. …………..(sigh) PASS!

  20. @ greenknight333

    I co-sign that. He’ll show him who’s the better lead.

  21. denzel washington vs will smith, coolz

  22. Ooooohhhhh….Tommy Lee Jones….He’d make a good all powerful ancient god!

  23. Megan Fox. Yes, I did go there. :-P

  24. Justin bieber beaver perhaps ?

  25. First one was great cant wait for 2nd.

  26. i’m dying for a sequel to this film! actually, more specifically, a PREQUEL. i think that’s really the best direction they could go with it. the life of the gods on their home planet, and the heartbreaking but breathtaking story of how they ended up where they were is what interested me most about Hancock. so i think it could be really good and really successful if they make a prequel. as long as the visual effects (which would be necessary for a film like that) are top notch.

    sure we would know how the story ends, but it wouldn’t matter. to me, the journey of how they get to the point they’re at in the first film is way more important than the destination, or being surprised at the end. their history is a story that needs to be told. and not just told, but SHOWN!

    if they do decide to disagree with me and simply continue from where they left off in the first movie, i think the idea of having a third god would be stupid, because they did say they were the last ones. BUT, if they were to make a PREQUEL, they could have as many gods as they want! they could even have a being more powerful than all of them that kills most of them off, and then is defeated in the end by Hancock and Angel, thus making them the only 2 gods left, like they said.

    of course i am glad that Will and Charlize have both agreed to do a sequel. they are the main characters, and it would be hard to take seriously if one or both of them were played by different people in the sequel. the human husband is a little more disposable, but they still need to try and have the same actor play him. or at least someone that looks like him, seeing as he won’t be in the film until the very end anyway (if they take my advice and make a prequel that is) they need to make another one soon!

    impatiently waiting,
    Kylie Kerosene

    facebook.com/kerosene13
    youtube.com/kyliekerosene

  27. i’m dying for a sequel to this film! actually, more specifically, a PREQUEL. i think that’s really the best direction they could go with it. the life of the gods on their home planet, and the heartbreaking but intriguing story of how they ended up where they were is what interested me most about Hancock. so i think it could be really good and really successful if they make a prequel. as long as the visual effects (which would be necessary for a film like that) are top notch.

    sure we would know how the story ends, but it wouldn’t matter. to me, the journey of how they get to the point they’re at in the first film is way more important than the destination, or being surprised at the end. their history is a story that needs to be told. and not just told, but SHOWN!

    if they do decide to disagree with me and simply continue from where they left off in the first movie, i think the idea of having a third god would be stupid, because they did say they were the last ones. BUT, if they were to make a PREQUEL, they could have as many gods as they want! they could even have a being more powerful than all of them that kills most of them off, and then is defeated in the end by Hancock and Angel, thus making them the only 2 gods left, like they said.

    of course i am glad that Will and Charlize have both agreed to do a sequel. they are the main characters, and it would be hard to take seriously if one or both of them were played by different people in the sequel. the human husband is a little more disposable, but they still need to try and have the same actor play him. or at least someone that looks like him, seeing as he won’t be in the film until the very end anyway (if they take my advice and make a prequel that is) they need to make another one soon!

    impatiently waiting,
    Kylie Kerosene

  28. i’m dying for a sequel to this film! actually, more specifically, a PREQUEL. i think that’s really the best direction they could go with it. the life of the gods on their home planet, and the heartbreaking but intriguing story of how they ended up where they were is what interested me most about Hancock. so i think it could be really good and really successful if they make a prequel. as long as the visual effects (which would be necessary for a film like that) are top notch.

    sure we would know how the story ends, but it wouldn’t matter. to me, the journey of how they get to the point they’re at in the first film is way more important than the destination, or being surprised at the end. their history is a story that needs to be told. and not just told, but SHOWN!

    if they do decide to disagree with me and simply continue from where they left off in the first movie, i think the idea of having a third god would be stupid, because they did say they were the last ones. BUT, if they were to make a PREQUEL, they could have as many gods as they want! they could even have a being more powerful than all of them that kills most of them off, and then is defeated in the end by Hancock and Angel, thus making them the only 2 gods left, like they said.

    of course i am glad that Will and Charlize have both agreed to do a sequel. they are the main characters, and it would be hard to take seriously if one or both of them were played by different people in the sequel. the human husband is a little more disposable, but they still need to try and have the same actor play him. or at least someone that looks like him, seeing as he won’t be in the film until the very end anyway (if they take my advice and make a prequel that is) they need to make another one soon!

    impatiently waiting,
    Kylie Kerosene

  29. LOL, sorry for the multiple comments. not intentional! my phone was acting weird. if you want to delete duplicates, feel free ;)

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