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...
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