Benicio Del Toro’s Alejandro returns for more blood in the second trailer for Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Three years ago, Del Toro’s turn as a hired gun in Sicario shook audiences and the first film’s star Emily Blunt. Behind the direction of Denis Villeneuve, Sicario took a street level view at gang and drug wars. It was a critical hit, and it made $84 million worldwide against a $30 million budget – a sizable sum, but nothing that screams sequel. That’s why it came as somewhat of a surprise that a sequel was announced.
The first trailer for Soldado showed that director Stefano Sollima was able to recapture the feel of the first film. And even though Villenueve and Blunt aren’t involved in the sequel, Del Toro is returning for Soldado alongside Josh Brolin, both of whom will work off a script once again written by Taylor Sheridan. While the first trailer largely reminded audiences how the Sicario world looks and feels, the new trailer’s here to deliver more.
USA Today exclusively revealed the second trailer for Soldado (above) following their previous photos and interviews. As revealed in those interviews and the new trailer, Alejandro’s newest mission could put him in the cross-hairs. After he’s tasked with kidnapping the daughter of a major drug lord, but when the mission goes sideways and Brolin’s Matt Graver tells Alejandro to kill the girl (played by Isabella Moner), Alejandro must decide between completing his mission or executing an innocent girl – just like what happened with his family. Update: Sony Pictures has officially released the trailer.
As expected, the new trailer opened up the story for the sequel and explained exactly what’s happening in the second chapter in the Sicario saga. While Brolin and Del Toro’s characters start on the same side (as they were in the first film), the events of the sequel look like they will actually pit the two skilled men against each other. Not only should this provide a new dynamic for the characters, but it’ll also help differentiate Soldado from its predecessor.
The trailer also announces the film’s new title. Soldado is Spanish for soldier, so the title being “Day of the Soldier” further emphasizes the focus on Alejandro. It could also be an indicator that the movie will take place over a short amount of time – even though the trailer seems to indicate otherwise. Either way, the trailer shows there is much more to Alejandro than everyone thought, and Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado looks ready to really dive into his inner workings.
Source: USA Today
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