A couple of months ago, Screen Rant talked about 20th Century Fox hiring Kyle Ward to write the script for Hitman 2 - the sequel to their 2007 action film Hitman. Now Coming Soon had a chance to sit down with Agent 47 himself, Timothy Olyphant, during a junket for his upcoming movie A Perfect Getaway. When asked if he was signed on to do future Hitman movies, Olyphant responded:
"It's not on my schedule. If they want me to do another one, I supposed they could have me, yes. What I can tell you about 'Hitman' is that I'm thrilled that it was as successful as it was and it was a really nice opportunity and I appreciate that opportunity."
I would hope that 20th Century can get Olyphant on contract to play Agent 47 again. He is by no means irreplaceable but I like to see some continuity in term of actors playing characters. When studios start replacing guys in the lead role I get nervous. I like Edward Norton but using him to replace Eric Bana in The Incredible Hulk was iffy in my book at first - although ultimately it turned out to be a fantastic move for the film and the franchise.
There could always be the possibility that Olyphant is too busy to star in another Hitman. With A Perfect Getaway releasing next week and a starring role in the George Romero remake The Crazies, it's quite possible he could bow out due to scheduling conflicts.
If the studio decides not to go with Olyphant, what other actor would be bald enough to hold Agent 47's pistols? Jason Statham perhaps?
Do you want Timothy Olyphant to come back as Agent 47 or is there someone else you would prefer to see?
There is currently no release date for Hitman 2.