The Hitman's Bodyguard Is Getting A Sequel

A sequel to the action/comedy is in development!

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The Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Is Now In Active Development!

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2 Is Now In Active Development!

Scoring $177 million worldwide off a reported budget of just $30 million, 2017's The Hitman's Bodyguard was a sleeper hit. Now it's been announced that a follow-up is in the works.  Millennium Films, the studio that produced The Hitman’s Bodyguard, is teeing up a sequel at Cannes, alongside other action titles from the studio including Angel Has FallenThe Expendables 4Rambo V, and The Mechanic 3. Titled, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, the only description for the film is "The Good. The Bad. And the Batshit crazy." Additionally, THR reports “Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are believed to be reprising their roles, although the casting hasn’t been confirmed, while Patrick Hughes is thought to be returning to the director’s chair.” If Reynolds and Jackson are back, then presumably they’re also trying to get back Salma Hayek for the sequel (she’s the wife of Jackson’s hitman, and Reynolds is the bodyguard). That’s a good trio to lead a sequel, and if it’s on par with the first film, I don’t mind seeing this become a nice little action franchise. There's are no further details at this time.

The Hitman's Bodyguard