Date: 29th November 2016
Screenwriter says that leading actor won’t return for sequel Soldado, but co-stars Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin have roles
The screenwriter behind the hit crime thriller Sicario and its upcoming sequel, Soldado, has revealed that he is writing Emily Blunt’s character out of the followup. Speaking to The Wrap, Taylor Sheridan said: "That was my decision, and at some point I’m going to have to talk to her about it."
In the 2015 movie, Blunt played an FBI agent who must navigate a complex web of double bluffs to take down a Mexican drug cartel. Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin play her colleague and boss respectively; the first film ends – spoiler alert – with Blunt’s character unable to exact revenge for a series of professional compromises.
Source: Press Release