When you take a job as a bodyguard, you go in with the knowledge that things could get messy (just ask Richard Madden’s character in Bodyguard). The messiness of the job though hasn’t stopped Ryan Reynolds’ bodyguard Michael Bryce from returning for the sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, titled The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Take a look below to see the first image from the set of the sequel film showing a bloody Ryan Reynolds.
Ryan Reynolds must be doing a solid job protecting Samuel L. Jackson’s and Salma Hayek’s Darius and Sonia Kincaid, if he is the only one with blood on him and they’re both pristine and smiling. Watching Deadpool and Nick Fury play off each other in the first film was one of its strengths, and with Salma Hayek’s character set to play a bigger role in the sequel, the three actors look to be having a great time together.
In his Instagram post, Ryan Reynolds says “Two guys, a girl and,” which is a reference to his television series Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place which ran on ABC for four seasons from 1998-2001. Although the gender makeup of the trio echoes that sitcom and there will definitely be some laughs, I’m pretty sure that’s supposed to be blood, not pizza sauce.
The end of The Hitman’s Bodyguard saw Michael Bryce rekindle his relationship with his ex-girlfriend and restore his reputation after thwarting Gary Oldman’s dictator. Sonia Kincaid was released from prison and hitman Darius escaped prison to be with her. The sequel film will reunite this unlikely trio for a new adventure set on the Amalfi coast where they will have to be the good guys in order to save Europe from a dangerous zealot.
Joining Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is a star-studded group of faces both new and returning. Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant reprises his role as Seifert and he stars alongside Frank Grillo, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman. That last name is especially exciting because despite the literally hundreds of credits between them, this comedy action-thriller will be the first time that Samuel L. Jackson and Morgan Freeman have starred in a feature film together.
Patrick Hughes returns to the director’s chair for the Lionsgate and Millennium Media title. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is now filming and has yet to set an official release date. The Hitman’s Bodyguard debuted in August of 2017 and enjoyed three weekends atop the domestic box office, finishing its run with $176.6 million worldwide on a budget of $30 million.
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