Josh Brolin opens up about "much bigger" Sicario sequel Soldado
Josh Brolin has opened up about Soldado, the much-anticipated sequel to Sicario.
A sequel to the brutal thriller about the escalating war on drugs at the border area between the US and Mexico was announced last year and has now finished shooting.
Soldado has been directed by Stefano Sollima, best known for his work as the creator and main director of the TV-series Gomorrah. Taylor Sheridan has once again written the script.
Benicio Del Toro returns to play Alejandro Gillick and Brolin is back as CIA agent Matt Graver, with Emily Blunt's Kate Mercer not returning for the second film.
Speaking about the new movie, Brolin admitted that Sicario surpassed all his expectations. He told Collider: "When I saw [Sicario], I said, 'This is a really f**king good movie.' When I finished the movie, I thought it was going to be okay."
He continued: "I had seen Denis's (Villeneuve, Sicaro director) movies. I knew he was a great director, but not everybody's perfect and not everybody can put a good movie together no matter what their intentions are, but when I saw Sicario I didn't know what happened. I was like, 'I know we accomplished a good movie, but why don't I remember this?'. I kind of felt the same way [with Soldado], and maybe that all stems from Taylor Sheridan's writing and the fact that you can only f**k up his scripts to a certain extent, but it's still going to be a good movie."
Then asked what viewers can expect from Soldado, Brolin added: "I think it's just more severe, man. All the way around. I think the characters are more severe. I think the movie is more severe. I think it's just much bigger. It's just a bigger scope film."
He continued: "When I saw it it was like Sicario felt like a small movie to me, even though it was a very intimate movie. I've always said I don't understand why bigger movies can't be just as intimate, if not more intimate. Why do they have to be less emotional? I think Soldado's a perfect example of that. I think it's extremely emotional. I think it's extremely tense and it deals with similar subject matters."
Soldado will be released into UK cinemas on June 29th in 2018.