Hancock Sequel Is Still A Possibility
I must admit that I was disappointed by Hancock, directed by Peter Berg and starring Will Smith, but I was really a victim of my own expectations. While I wanted it to be a movie where Smith played a totally egregious asshole that challenged the audience to be on his side, the film ended up being too tame (a PG-13 rating will do that) and nothing special overall. Still, the movie was a huge hit back in the summer of 2008, bringing in over $225 million domestically and over $600 million internationally on a $150 million budget. Since then there have been plenty of questions about whether or not the movie will get a sequel, and according to recent comments from Berg it's still a possibility.
Comic Book Movie recently had the chance to speak with the filmmaker, who said that discussions about the film are on-going with the star and producers, but the biggest problem that they have been facing is scheduling - not just for production, but for an actual meeting. "We've been talking about the sequel between us, Will Smith, [producers] Michael Mann and Akiva goldman and myself," Berg said. "We're all interested, but we literally just have trouble getting into the same room at the same time." While it may be difficult now, they did manage to get together last year to talk about a potential sequel and formulate an idea for the plot. "I think it will happen, it's just a question of timing," the director said.
Where you go with this character's story is an important question. By the end of the first movie Hancock was reformed (for the most part), meaning that what made the element first film unique is now gone. If Hancock is just the nice guy hero who stops crime, what makes it different then all of the other superhero movies coming out today? Hopefully they think of something that is as interesting as that idea before moving forward with a sequel.
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