Benicio Del Toro Returns In Trailer For Sicario 2: Soldado

After the success of the first Sicario film in 2015, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro are back to continue to ruthlessly blow drug cartel criminals away in the sunshine.

Watch the trailer for Sicario 2: Soldado here:

Credit: Soldado / Columbia Pictures

Sicario sent Denis Villeneuve's career into the stratosphere. Since directing the ultra-violent, ultra-cool assassin flick in 2015 he has gone on to direct Blade Runner: 2049 and Arrival, and become one of the most sought-after directors in the business.

Well, he has now passed the baton on to Stefano Sollima for Sicario 2: Soldado, a director little known to the English-speaking world, as much of his work has been in Italian TV.

Don't worry, though, as Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin are back in their roles as CIA man Matt Graver and the brooding hitman Alejandro Gillick, respectively. The first trailer has just dropped ahead of a summer 2018 release date, and it looks even more explosive and violent than the first one.

Not much is given away during the two-minute-long clip, but it seems as if the drug cartels are no longer just shipping drugs and people across the border, but now also transporting terrorists into the good 'ol US of A.

Luckily The States have the combined talents of Brolin and Benicio to call upon, and their characters seem as bloodthirsty as ever. As Brolin tells del Toro:
"No rules this time."

Given that 'soldado' means 'soldier' in Spanish, it looks as if they're going to have quite a fight on their hands.

Credit: Soldado / Columbia Pictures

The trailer itself shows del Toro ruthlessly filling a guy full of lead on the floor, and also hears the line: "How would you define terrorism? The current definition is any individual or group that uses violence to achieve a political goal.

"The administration believes that the drug cartels fit that definition."

That seems to back up the terror trafficking premise at least. But it's difficult to tell exactly whose side to be on, as the featured piece of dialogue and the trailer's cliffhanger shows Brolin telling del Toro: "We're going to start a war".

Benicio replies: "With who?" - to which Brolin responds: "Everyone."

This, of course, seems completely reasonable.

The original film was a sleeper hit and has become more popular over time, eventually grossing around $85 million (£63 million). This release means that, on top of Avenger: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, 2018 is already going to be a busy one for Josh Brolin.

Sicario 2: Soldado is scheduled for release on June 29th.

Words: Tom Woods

Featured Image Credit: Soldado / Columbia Pictures

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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