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There's Going To Be A 'Hitman's Bodyguard Sequel'

There's Going To Be A 'Hitman's Bodyguard Sequel'

A sequel to the The Hitman's Bodyguard looks to be on the cards as posters touting the film have been spotted at Cannes this week.

The sequel, which has the title The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, is listed in the Cannes market catalogue as 'The Good. The Bad. And the Batshit cray'.

Although there are no concrete details just yet, it's believed that stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising their roles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Tom O'Connor, who wrote the original movie, is also believed to be back on board.

It's not yet known when shooting will begin, but now Reynolds is done with Deadpool 2 - Deadline reckon it could be as early as the end of the year. Exciting.

Jackson certainly seems to be a fan of Reynolds, telling Stuff.co.nz: "I watched Ryan for a good while. I know he has this quick wit, so when the idea was tossed to me and they said it was Ryan I thought, 'well, this should be great'.

"I tend to try to bring a lot of humour to what I do just because of what I think about movies and what they should be."

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Credit: Lionsgate Films
Credit: Lionsgate Films

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Speaking to The Los Angeles Times, Reynolds admitted that he had wanted to work with Jackson 'so bad'.

"I wasn't going to do it [The Hitman's Bodyguard] unless he would," he said.

"I just got the script and said, "Would Sam Jackson do it? Then I'll do it." I've wanted to work with Sam so badly. Sam is someone I've known for 12 years.

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"We met in physical therapy. I was training for Blade 3 and I was having my shoulder fixed, and he was having something else fixed. I would see him there every day."

He added: "We were attached at the hip on this thing and it was an absolute dream. We were different enough, but we approached work in a similar way. I really like coming to work. Being on time. Knowing my stuff. And Sam knows his stuff and everyone else's stuff - he knows other people's lines, too."

Credit: Lionsgate Films
Credit: Lionsgate Films

The first film was a huge hit, staying at the top of the box office for three weeks and taking in upwards of $177 million (£130.5m), which is even more impressive when you take into account the film's $30 million (£22.1m) budget.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline

Featured Image Credit: Lionsgate Films

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, US Entertainment

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]