Even though Hancock was panned by just about every critic (and most of my viewers), Hancock still managed to pull in a whopping $624 million. So what does that mean? Hancock 2 is on it’s way.
Director Peter Berg said at the Toronto Film Festival: “Everybody’s going to come back for a sequel.”
Berg said Will Smith and Charlize Theron would reprise their roles as immortal gods who lose their powers when in each other’s presence.
Although the script is not completed, Berg said the film would feature the lead characters pairing up to defeat a common enemy.
It is also expected to explore the 3,000-year-old world they’re from, which was only hinted at in the first film.
Jason Bateman will return as the PR executive who is married to Theron’s character and transforms Smith’s anti-superhero image.