Sicario 3 Is Happening, Production Will Continue When Strikes End

Sicario 3 Is Happening, Production Will Continue When Strikes End


  • Sicario 3 is confirmed and will be made once the Hollywood strike ends, with the producers describing the idea for the sequel as “awesome.”
  • The third movie will center on Benicio del Toro’s character, Alejandro Gillick, who audiences love and find endlessly captivating.
  • Despite the mixed reception of the sequel, many are eagerly anticipating Sicario 3 and the return to the intense world of drug cartels and revenge.

A third movie in the acclaimed action thriller series, Sicario, is happening. According to a new report courtesy of The Messenger, Sicario 3 will happen once all the Hollywood strike action officially comes to an end, with producer Erica Lee describing the idea for the sequel as “awesome.”

“When we can continue writing it. It was pencils down, but the idea is awesome.”

Lee’s fellow producer Basil Iwanyk continued to add to the positivity, revealing that the third outing, which currently has the working title Sicario: Capos, will once again center on Benicio del Toro.

“I can’t wait for Sicario 3. I could watch Benicio play that guy forever. I mean, I can watch Benicio in anything, but with that character, it doesn’t get old.”

No doubt audiences everywhere could also watch Academy Award winner Benicio del Toro play the Sicario saga’s former prosecutor turned assassin, Alejandro Gillick, for as long as he wants to.

Released back in 2015, the first Sicario was directed by renowned filmmaker Denis Villeneuve from a script written by Taylor Sheridan and introduces audiences to a grim and violent world of drug cartels, hitmen, and revenge. Sicario follows a principled FBI agent (Emily Blunt) who is enlisted by a government task force to bring down the leader of a powerful and brutal Mexican drug cartel, and who is teamed with Benicio del Toro as a secretive assassin.

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Will Sicario 3 Live Up to the Legacy of the First Film?


Sicario was met with critical acclaim upon release and went on to be nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score at the 88th Academy Awards. A sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, was spawned in 2018, and while it was not as well-received, many cannot wait to return to the tale of del Toro’s Alejandro Gillick and his war against the cartels.

For his part, Josh Brolin, who portrays CIA officer Matt Graver in both the first Sicario and the sequel, cannot wait to return for a threequel. And does not care how long it takes.

“I just don’t know when we’ll do it. We may be 80. (Laughs.) But it’s very much at the forefront of all of our minds. It’s been written and it’s been rewritten. So it’s out there. We think it deserves a third one if we can make it in the way that we want to make it. So don’t give up! (Laughs.)”

While we await the arrival of Sicario: Capos, celebrated actor Benicio del Toro can currently be seen in the crime thriller, Reptile. Leading the project as Detective Tom Nichols, Reptile picks up following the brutal murder of a young real estate agent and finds del Toro’s hardened detective as he attempts to uncover the truth in a case where nothing is as it seems. And, by doing so, dismantles the illusions in his own life.

After debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, Reptile was released in the United States in select theaters on September 22, 2023, and is due to land on Netflix on September 29.


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