Sicario 3 is “very close” to happening

According to franchise producers, Sicario 3 is “very close” to happening and could start coming together as soon as the SAG strike ends.

Sicario 3, Benicio del Toro

It’s been five years since the release of Sicario: Day of the Soldado, but fans are still waiting for Sicario 3 to come around and complete the trilogy. While some haven’t been optimistic that it will happen, including franchise star Josh Brolin, others are more hopeful.

In fact, Sicario producers Molly Smith and Trent Luckinbill recently told THR that Sicario 3 is “very close” to happening.

We’re very close,” Smith said. “As Trent just mentioned, it’s one of the projects where we’re ready to put the train on the tracks as soon as the strike ends and our path is cleared. So we’re very excited to get that whole band back together. Taylor [Sheridan] always envisioned it as a trilogy, so we have to close it out right. There’s no point in making it unless we can do justice to the true fans of Sicario. The characters and the world Taylor created are so amazing, and we’re very excited for Sicario 3.

Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario was one hell of a film, and although Stefano Sollima’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado wasn’t quite on the same level, it was still enjoyable. I’d love to see a third movie continue the story of Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) and Matt Graver (Josh Brolin), so I’ll keep my fingers crossed. The first Sicario made $84.9 million worldwide against a $30 million budget; not huge numbers, but enough to get the green light for Sicario: Day of the Soldado. The sequel earned a little less, grossing $75.8 million worldwide against a reported $35 million budget.

Josh Brolin has expressed doubt that Sicario 3 would actually get made, as he believes those types of mid-budget movies are becoming scarce. “Sicario 3, we’ve been trying to get that right and get that going, but why hasn’t it happened?” Brolin said. “How long can you wait? A tough movie to get made even though the two made money, and people are asking about it all the time.

Would you still like to see Sicario 3?